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Fickle Friend

Have you ever wondered why you’ve stopped doing that certain thing you’ve always done as far back as you can remember? Let me give an example; you ritually watch television every evening before you go to bed, suddenly for no apparent reason in this current climate and the seasons that follow you religiously obliterate your evening television exercise. Have you ever questioned if -for the sake of the aforementioned example-this change or perhaps this permanent exchange has in one form or another benefited you or influenced the total negative? The devil’s in the detail, pay heed and let’s dig.

What are your priorities? What do you sacrifice? What motivates the reasoning behind your choices ? What of the sacrifices you make when you comprise for the sake of priority and loyalty? Do these sacrifices actually suffice as sacrifices? As far as dictionary.com is concerned there is no real guideline as to what must come first in order of preference, it’s all down to you. Sophrosyne; why cut out when we can simply cut down?

Sacrifice: the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim. 

A quick get away may not be the answer to your prayers, but it most certainly will help. We’ve all been acquainted with that uninvited consciousness, the one where it all goes amiss at the same one time. You unknowingly yearn for guidance, AKA a change of perspective during such a peculiar period, yet your subconscious argues otherwise… ignore it.

Help doesn’t follow you, so ask for it, neither does it come in the form of customer service. Think of it as a challenge, a deadline, a meeting, a presentation, its all make or break no matter what the matter is. The solution of the problem is the problem. Take the positive from every experience, assess the present and focus on the future. A problem will only distract you as much as you let it, the evidence is all in your head, take a look.

“You either get bitter or you get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.” ~ Josh Ship

Find people who relate to your perspective in life, or stick with people with an opposite outlook and you will find your eventual demise, the proof’s in their fragrance. But there are always two sides to a story, instant dismissal of someone that doesn’t match your train of thought is not the point, exchanging good with them may open doors.  You may not be able to change ones perspective as their experience of life will inevitably differ from yours, you need to adjust to it in order to gain a friendship, an understanding, a relationship, the adjusting is what I like to call sacrifice. I pray the person is worthy of your sacrifice because it isn’t easy to gamble that sort of loyalty for the sake of another, be advised it demands acknowledging.  Experience isn’t to blame, nor is my perspective, neither is yours, it’s just the will that may be absent in your/their actions. Trust and loyalty, keep it safe, keep it hidden, use it, give it and take it.

I never really understood the meaning behind ‘what are friends for‘; a remark my close friends have said to me over the years. I am proud to share that I have mastered the reasoning behind this statement. From today onwards I will say it to you. Don’t feel bad if people remember you only when they need you, feel privileged that you are a candle that comes to their mind when there is darkness.

Be careful of your words, they may not carry as much weight as your actions, but they carry your image when you’re not here. Be wise in your decisions, look to yourself for optimism. Remember “Every positive value has its price in negative terms… the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.” ― Pablo Picasso

 

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