So for a time there I was forgetting who I am and what is really important to me. Too busy feeling sorry for myself, too busy trying to escape what I really stand for and believe in. But a simple tag of a friend in a friend’s friend’s photos made me think again about things and actually once again starting to accept that I am the only one in charge of my actions and feelings and nobody else. I don’t have to care or worry about their opinions about me as long as I follow my own beliefs, my conscience and the law!
Maybe a bit confusing for the bystander to read and understand where this sudden urge for self-insight comes from so I’ll try and explain…to whoever reads it. If nobody does, this is merely a chance for me to try and understand my own thoughts.
I often think about all the opportunities I have in this world today and I would be un-grateful, lazy or stupid not to take advantage of it. I wanna travel the world and see all the people I know everywhere, I wanna be better at my job because I believe it is an important job and 85% of the time I love it, but at the same time I feel inferior because of people’s opinions about and attitude towards my job and just wanna quit because of that, so I wanna study and get more knowledge, so I can fight these opinions and attitudes, and trust and believe that the knowledge I have is sufficient.
But I realised today -because of that tagged photo- that we can never control people’s preconception about us, but we can try to be honest and open about who we are and what we stand for, and only hope that people finds mutual values and understanding that will strenghten their bond. We should not focuse on what we wish people to be but instead with our actions and beliefs show them how we ourselves wish to be.
All these thoughts are inspired from a photo-tag that led to a person’s beliefs about what is important in a profile’s basic information. It was not that he has black hair or that he loves beer and women or his famly. Instead it was something like this
“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. You just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.” Quote J.C.L
Not really basic information about him but I guess basic information about life…we just seem to forget that it is actually that basic.