Operation Achieve Anything: Day One-Hundred-Sixty-Two, Dateline 6-11-2018

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The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.
— Peter Nye

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number one-hundred-sixty-two of Operation Achieve Anything. Here we go with another Monday installment where I don’t really want to face the day. Thankfully, this is due to the fact that I just want to rest and not because I’m feeling down and depressed since I’ve been on an upswing over the past couple of weeks.

The one thing that might bring me down is the fact that the Achieve Anything…book just started round two of a themed segment where they are focused on the importance of laughter. This not only bums me out because these themed sections feel like nothing but filler with repetitive or obvious information. I mean who out there doesn’t know that laughter has a way of making life a little easier.

This also bums me out because, as I said during the last laughter themed round, I used to be a fun loving dude but lost a large chunk of my identity and humor several years ago when I grew tired of using it as a defense mechanism and stopper trying to get people to laugh at my jokes because I felt like they were laughing at me as well. That’s a problem when you always make yourself the butt of the joke, eventually, it becomes all that anyone else can see, even during times of struggle.

That said, I still laugh a lot at funny content that I watch, it’s just no longer as big of a social thing for me. Because of this, I was able to fulfill yesterday's task where I was supposed to go ease and enjoy as many laughs as I can. Between YouTube and Amazon Prime videos, yesterday turned out to be a day filled with good times but at the same time, it was pretty much the same as any other weekend, which I see as a good thing even though it lessens the value of doing something new in order to finish the assignment.

That’s fine though, the book didn’t say anywhere to do anything new, so I’m good. As far as today’s assignment, I’m supposed to people watch or find another way to observe the world and not how laughable it’s become. The book was written several years ago when this cluster fuck of a world was more novel and cute while not being on the verge of chaos at any moment.

I’m sure there are many who still have it in them to laugh but for me, things have just gotten way too absurd to be funny. Oh well, I’ll delve more into this tomorrow when I check in with my actual update on the task. Until then, it’s now 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.