I dislike flying

digitalbeachbum's picture

I have to go to Texas today for a fucking wedding, well, not a wedding, a party celebrating a wedding which took place almost two years ago.

I had one in Detroit last October and thought it was a wedding, but right at the end, the bride told every one that they had gotten married the year before.

I don't have time or money to spend on parties. A wedding is a moment in time when two people commit to each other and you want others to witness it - experience it.

So this trip is an unwanted experience.

 

I always prepare for a trip as it is my last. Every time I go up in the sky the plane will crash.

Stats say differently. I should have died a long time ago. I put 25,000 miles on my car every year.

Also, it's the first 10 minutes of flight and the last 10 minutes of flight where things seem to go bad.

So technically, I'm just a moron.

 

Even though the highlights of this website have dwindled down to a trickle this small group of people have kept me on my toes.

I've learned fallacies, how to debate, applying logic to situations and how to avoid people like Brian at parties. Smiling

It's a bonus to be a part of this group of misfits.

 

I believe in a life after, being a buddhist, but not anything like the theists believe.

I do not believe in a god or creator. The Universe exists with out a greater force or spirit.

Life is as it is, a collection of atoms assembled in various forms and we happen to be experiencing them.

The emotional attachment to those experiences is the source of the mental suffering.

 

It was the experience in 2001 which changed my life, being visited by my grandmother (twice) after she died, while I was on the other side of the Earth.

It was an experience I never forgot. It calmed me and changed my outlook on life.

I have tried to be scientific about these experiences and to rationalize how it all works, without success.

I guess I'll need to wait for that experience to understand it.

 

So long and thanks for the fish.

Vastet's picture

It might be an idea to learn

It might be an idea to learn to fly yourself. I've heard from a number of people with a fear of flying that learning to fly had a significant impact on reducing their fear.

It's ridiculously expensive unfortunately, but if you can afford it it might be worth looking into.

Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.

Brian37's picture

 I am terrified of

 I am terrified of turbulance. It is especially bad over the Pacific ocean. Flying to Brisbane is a 12 to 13 hour flight of being a ping pong ball in a jar. Add to that the two other links I had to fly to get from my home to LA, plus layovers, and the inability to sleep on a bumpy flight.

 

 

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
Check out my poetry here on Rational Responders Like my poetry thread on Facebook under BrianJames Rational Poet also on twitter under Brianrrs37

digitalbeachbum's picture

I'll never fly American

I'll never fly American Airlines again. What a shithole company. Three times the fare. $25 per bag for check in. No carry on/no overhead storage.

I was allowed one "personal item" as long as I could store it below the seat in front of me.

Which by the way, the seats were uncomfortable and small, tightly wedged together.

On the way back we had Jet Blue which was amazingly better, less expensive and more in-flight service. They had a television on the back of the seat in front of me (AA didn't).

 

As for flying, yeah, if I could pay for the flying I would learn. John Travolta has it all figured out (even though he's a fucktard for following a con-man's made up religion).

 

BTW - While in Austin I was more fearful of walking around the town than flying. Interesting the way these things work