I’ve been getting Seth Godin’s daily emails for a while now and they are short and sharp, sometimes they resonate, sometimes they don’t. If you don’t know Seth, he’s a dotcom entrepreneur and wears funky glasses. And he’s lippy.
One of the emails was about getting annoyed, that it doesn’t serve any useful purpose at all. Because if it was, there would be classes and courses on how to get better at it. I haven’t seen any education on that lately but who knows …
Sometimes it seems people invite annoyance into their lives by doing the same things over and over and expecting different outcomes. Like going to the supermarket. And then posting on Facebook of how atrocious it was to wait for ages, with a photo of the long lines. I’m sure some people try to plan the household shopping trip around avoiding the busy times of the supermarket. And hopefully without getting annoyed at having to do that.
So I see that certain things I do are already putting me on the right track to being annoyed at some point. Like going to the supermarket at a busy time, checking on Facebook what the classmate from 20 years ago is up to (a luxury property developer), reading the trending on Twitter (always a Kardashian somewhere in there).
I realise I saved myself a heap of money and not signed up for that course, thanks Seth.