squander verb – waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner.
quandary noun – a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.
A dilemma caused by wasted opportunities/resources
gobbledygook noun – Language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of abstruse technical terms; nonsense.
geeky adjective – Unfashionable and socially inept, knowledgeable, and obsessively interested in something, especially technology.
Obsession specific nerd dialects including vocabulary, concepts, history, and characters little known outside the community. Fluency is required to participate, also functions like a “retina scan” for acceptance.
Slacker + Activities
= Sweatpants based behavior. Apathy in motion. Cozy idleness, whatever you are not paying attention to doing in the background while absorbed in texting. Tasks requiring less than 15% of your attention bandwidth.
travesty noun – a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
tragedy noun – an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe.
Too absurd to be simply a tragedy, too awful to be merely a travesty. (See contemporary American politics)
= fleeting self-pity, micro-bursts of sniveling. The individual raindrops of negative thought that collectively power lowered expectations. Unfairness pills. The seeds of tomorrow’s inertia.
a stingy person
all the visible features of an area of countryside or land often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.
= How the world looks when you never repair infrastructure. The aesthetic taste of the 1%
Extreme preoccupation with and indulgence of one’s feelings, desires, etc.; egoistic self-absorption.
a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate:
= A gut feeling that your gut cannot be wrong. Asserting authority and neglecting preparation based on intuition. Dale Carnegie meets the Dunning–Kruger effect.
Satisfaction + Fiction
= Short-lived perfection; The happy ending you believed in completely…until you realized the mistakes you made.