Ever remember the days when you searched yourself attempting to find who you are with hopes that your development as a person would become greater than you thought ever possible? I do. However, I remember the days that I lost sight of them too.
Ever feel that when you were searching you were actually more aware of yourself?
Every decision that you encounter, every bitter word that you mumble slowly stalks you to your death. “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never harm me.” This is a false statement, however, it can be a matter of perspective as well.
“Don’t let the world bring you down. Not everyone here is that ******^ and cold.” It’s important to remember that. It seems there are no longer people strong enough to stand up for their beliefs anymore, or to even smile at someone when they recognize they don’t seem happy, later excusing themselves as “too busy.”
It may be depressing but I feel not enough people think about it anymore because it’s one of those subjects that people say you shouldn’t dwell on. However, I have a different perspective on this. If you don’t think about all your options sometimes, if you don’t make an effort to understand others, if you don’t acknowlege that things are going wrong it could still get worse. If you don’t make time for people, then they won’t make time for you, and when you need someone to be there, they probably won’t be.
I suppose its like tending to an infected wound. If you ignore it, it is likely to grow more painful, leaving scars for everyone to see. But if you care for it then it will heal. If you had an infection before, chances are you learned from your mistakes the first time and cleaned and bandaged it.
This is life. Thats how it works.
You will get scratched up sometimes. Don’t let it discourage you though, like it did to me. You can’t accomplish anything as a broken soul. Continue to search yourself, and learn what it is that you want, who you want to be, what you want to do, what you don’t want to do. Stand strong to your beliefs. Face what you fear. Challenge your capabilities, and grow. Help others even if they don’t help you. Reach out and help the bum on the street who needs clothes.
Make a difference.
-Believe it or not, you can.
Love those who love you, and don’t be offended by those who don’t. People are different. This is a constant, get used to it, or die.