I Am NOT A Unique Snowflake

Thoughts from www.MarcoArash.com

Being A Better Person

Don’t be reckless with other peoples hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.

I think anyone with some sort of self-worth comes to a stage in their lives in which they reflect on the years that have gone by and they ask themselves ‘Has what I’ve done in my life made me a better person?’

You can look at this as some sort of mental ‘spring cleaning’ in which every few years you analyze everything about yourself and alter what isn’t right.
It could be something that happens when you are 45 and experience a mid-life crisis.
It could be something that for unfortunate individuals, may NEVER be experienced.

In my case, it occurred at 26 years of age.

Having joint pain, or a cyst on your leg is one thing, but leaving it untreated could open up your life to a whole new world of problems that could have been solved, if you tackled the problem early enough. The same is said with your life and how you live it.

I took my mind, placed it on a cold slab of glass, dissected it with the proper instruments and looked to see what I could find.

I’ve lied to my parents, raised my voice to them and made my mother cry.
I’ve made others feel worthless and used hurtful words, but been a hypocrite myself.
I’ve treated girls poorly and without the respect they should have had.
I’ve taken my sister for granted and offered her my stress, in exchange for her kindness and love.
I’ve wanted to make each day as great as possible, but instead wasted it away, doing ungreat things.

For someone such as myself, who is spiritual, but not religious, it can be seen as a confession.
Without the priest in the wooden booth, and only God and myself to judge and hand out penance.

There really isn’t much more to say and the solution isn’t simple.

But striving to reach my desires out of life, and the gifts I will have as a person, will one day be the greatest reward I could ever have given myself.


July 18, 2005 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hi Marco,

    I enjoyed reading some of your articles. They are inspirational, meaningful and demonstrate your growth through the ages. I feel that many people can relate to some of the experiences and hardships that have left an imprint in your mind and heart.

    I truly believe that the best time to be living in, is now. Yes, there is a time for some when we look back at the times that we could have acted with integrity but everything in life is a part of an intricate and sacred journey..

    All the best with life and love…

    Comment by livelyd | March 18, 2008

  2. Marco, I can relate to your story for I myself been in that stage..It is still fresh in our minds and when we think of it tears starting to flow down in my cheeks..
    Reading about your life stories refresh everything to me in makes me sobbing..Its just like my story too in different version but the hardship encounterd is just the same.
    We have to live our life for Today..
    Past makes us stronger and smarter..

    Comment by sharon | March 27, 2010

  3. I like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am quite certain I’ll learn a lot
    of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

    Comment by Astrid | December 1, 2012

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