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Stand For Something Instead of Falling for Everything

by: Nerissha Hunt

By Nerissha HuntPublished 2 years ago 3 min read

To stand for nothing means falling for everything. That is a bold statement and people need to pay attention to it. Why? Because if you don’t, you are liable to get yourself in a world of trouble.

First off, there is no perfect relationship. A man can lie to a woman and a woman can lie to a man. There should be an honesty clause in there somewhere but sad to say, there’s not. That’s why the divorce rate is so high. People just need to lay the cards on the table from the start. State what you want from the beginning and if things don’t match up, then you know to go your separate ways. What’s so hard about that? Stop leading people on.

Second, being rich isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You can be rich and still be miserable. There are people that win the lottery all the time and before long, they are back at square one. It may not happen all at once, but eventually, they hit rock bottom. Why? Because instead of investing their money, they buy houses and cars, which there is nothing wrong with that unless you do it sensibly.

Celebrities give us the idea that being rich and famous is the ultimate dream. If that’s the case, why do celebrities have nervous breakdowns? Lose their lives to suicide? The stress level can get outrageously high. Everyone claims it’s the American dream to be famous, but they are just looking at the money aspect. Your life changes drastically. You may lose contact with friends. Not call family as much. You may lose your sense of who you are. These things happen to people all the time when they become famous.

When it comes to singing, one-hit wonders have it hard. They spend all that time making a hit record. They play it and it’s popular and then, its like that is the only idea that they could come up with. That’s a hard blow and its devastating. But the thing is, they put all they had into that one hit song. But, they stood for something, so they didn’t fall for anything.

Everything in life has a purpose. The saying goes, “people come into your life for a reason, or a season.” We get the two confused. The person that comes into our life for a season is temporary. They are around for a time frame and then they leave. Now the person who comes in your life for a reason is there for a purpose, whether its good or bad. That person knows their intention for coming into your life.

The seasonal people in our lives are going to leave so let them go. It may be a week, a month, I’ll say a year at most. Yes, you get attached to the seasonal person. That’s life. But, that seasonal person that’s temporary is not better than the person who came into your life for a reason. Why? Because the person with a reason may be serving their purpose already, whether it’s a friend or a relationship partner. A person with a reason is always better than a person with a season. Remember that.

So, to conclude my story, as I stated, if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything. Some of us are at the age where we should be mature enough to realize when something is too good to be true or when some things just don’t add up. If not, go back and re-evaluate whatever you believe so much in and you will see the light at the end of the tunnel.


About the Creator

Nerissha Hunt

Writing is not a talent; it's a gift. My stories are transparent. Not fact, not fiction. They are in a category to themselves.

You never know what to expect.

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