Operation Achieve Anything: Day Three-Hundred-Seven, Dateline 11-3-2018

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Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.
— Tyron Edwards

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number three-hundred-seven of Operation Achieve Anything. It’s a Saturday, so, I’m going to make this one quick so that I can finish thing up early and actually enjoy my weekend… well… I’m probably going to end up doing more work than play to make up for how horrible I was throughout the week at staying on task. I just want to hurry up and get through any obligations that need to be done to work on something different for a change of pace.

With that, let’s dig into yesterday’s assignment where I was supposed to share how I deal with compromise. For the most part, I’m a pacifist, and unless I have a strong opinion pushing me in a specific direction, I’m open to hearing any idea out and figure out a way to meet somewhere in the middle. More often than not, most issues in my daily life that require compromise aren’t that big of a deal.

Though I’m living back at home, I’m in the garage that’s set up like a studio, and it’s pretty much like living on my own. I have my own little kitchen area, so there’s no arguing over where to put food, or who’s dishes are who’s. I only come in for prime time TV watching, so I don’t even make much of a mess. As far as the living situation goes, everyone in the house has kind of developed a routine where there isn’t all that much need for compromise.

Other than that, I work all alone and have no one to compromise with. On the rare occasion when I do find someone to help me with my work, I can seem very stubborn because I need time to work out any potential changes in my mind before committing them to my project, but that’s only when it’s my project, and I’m the one with the final say. Otherwise, work well with others, as I like to see myself as an idea man and will continually make suggestions until everyone involved agrees.

Politically, I’m a little closed off right now, but that’s only because I don’t like the hard lines set by the left and right division where I’m forced to lean one way or the other with is by definition not compromise since neither of the only two viable sides will bend. There’s a bit of O.C.D. in me that just can’t let go of the hypocrisy coming from both sides of our political system, and unfortunately, I’m rougher on the left because the right never had me but the liberal leadership and their double talk continues to let me down.

As usual, I don’t have just one style when it comes to compromise, just like I’m a blend of all options, whenever there’s choice involved. This is why I always try to strive to meet in the middle where everyone gets a voice. Then again, I’m just an idiot dreamer who doesn’t know how the real world works. At least that’s what I’ve been told whenever I do get hardheaded and won’t change due to my own principles.

So, there you have my answer to yesterday’s task, let’s move on to today’s task at hand where I’m now supposed to explore the times when compromise might not be as beneficial. I sort of already answered this within this post, but I’ll delve deeper into the topic when I check in with tomorrow’s update. Until then, it’s now that time for me to sign off as usual by saying, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you soon.

Sincerely,

The Wicker Breaker

P.S. Below are links to my novel, which I plan to promote as part of Operation Achieve Anything, as well as a link to where you can buy the book that is providing the structure to this project in case you would like to purchase it in order to play along.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.