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Tue, Aug. 31st, 2004 09:56 pm
Quiet Hours

I just finished work and I'm really tired. My night consisted of constantly running around. I barely got a chance to take a break.

Other than that, though, I'm noticing an issue already. It's only about half-way into the first week and I'm already seeing it. It's clear to me that there's a real disrespect in people (namely the guys). It seems like no one gives a shit about anything other than their own immaturity.

I'm speaking specifically about quiet hours right now. It seems like the whole concept is a mockery to these people. How do you reason with irrational immature manchildren? I could talk with the PAs, but what good did that do last year? It only made it worse. Quiet hours don't exist just as something to forget on the wall. They were created so that people who need sleep and who need time to study have the ability to do so with peace of mind.

These are protective rules. Why should I have to compromise on something that protects my wellbeing and the wellbeing of others? So what if I'm a minority in this case?! Aren't I still entitled to protection?!

The only problem is that there's nothing I can do but bitch, whine, and complain. The only way that quiet hours will ever work is if people understand (not just "know" or be "aware of") the reasoning behind it and understand how it affects those that need it most. Then they need to care (which seems to be in short order).

Why do I always have to struggle against people who are narrowminded and immature? Why can't people grow up and learn to be understanding of the needs of others? I don't want to be the stick wielding maniac telling everyone to shut up. I hate doing that. Not only is it frustrating (if not anger-provoking) for others, but it's frustrating for me (both because I need my sleep and because I don't like to boss people around).

If only my need for my own room with privacy and my need to be close to other people didn't outweigh my need to have fewer distractions when I sleep. I wish that I could be content not living in the dorms. I wish I could be content.

Current Mood: frustrated frustrated
Current Music: "Fugue in C Major" -Dietrick Buxtehude

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princess_mia
princess_mia
princess_mia
Tue, Sep. 7th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)

Ugg! That sounds like it is quite annoying! Is there anyway to get moved to a quieter dorm? Or is that the only one available to you?


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Tue, Sep. 7th, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC)

Sadly, no. It's a small school, so there's only one guys dorm and one girls dorm. However, there are on-campus apartments, but it's mainly for upper-classmen.


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mountainmaiden
mountainmaiden
mountainmaiden
Tue, Sep. 7th, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC)

Hey, I know this is a completely random question from a n unknown person (sorry!), but you've got me curious. Are you an Adventist? I saw your name on one of my friends' journals, and then noticed your mention of the Loma Linda University Church.


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abadoss
abadoss
Kenneth Edward Keyn
Tue, Sep. 7th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)

I was raised a fifth-generation Adventist and I hold a lot of the same values, but I consider myself a non-denominational Christian.


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mountainmaiden
mountainmaiden
mountainmaiden
Wed, Sep. 8th, 2004 11:26 am (UTC)

Oh, neat! :) I'm a sixth generation Adventist, myself.


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