“Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.”
As illogical as it is, I tend to think of myself as the only one; in a world of billions--the only one. The only one scared of not achieving my goals, of not "making" it in life. The only one dealing with loss and rejection. The only one with a frozen lake.
Have you ever wanted to know why some people succeed while others fail?
So everyone keeps telling you that you must take action on your dreams and that you should 'go for it'. But what if you didn't?
In this picture you may see nothing more than a flower, and a obscure Yellow dress that I’m wearing. Although it seems bizarre and at best a mediocre picture; but this picture is so much more. It’s the epitome of when, so called “time freezes”. It symbolizes that moment when you just stop, and take in the beauty of the scenery or object in front of you.
At the almost age of 59, slightly slipping health, this is the question I ponder today. It's been an interesting life, with a good balance of ups and downs. For a great number of years, things seemed to just fall in my lap. And I ran with it. Always meeting and getting to know more people, it has been wonderful that way. Went with the flow. I never really "planned". You see so many people at their jobs yet know so little, if anything about them. It has been wonderful to learn about individuals, get to know them on different levels, forming so many connections !
Often, we feel bad when we don’t do things for others. We give explanations for why we cancelled on dinner and we justify our sadness, and we think it’s fine to meet up with friends whom we’ve outgrown or old lovers who broke our hearts just because of our history. But by doing this, we’re being unfair to ourselves.
‘‘ The paradox of education is that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. ’’ – James Baldwin.