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.