Why Do We Do What We Do?

In a world that is already filled with a great deal of uncertainty and heartbreak, why do we put ourselves in situations that shake our very core of stability and lead us to feel more lost than we ever knew was possible?
What is the point? Life in itself is difficult, tragic, and painful enough without us making a contribution to our own feelings of neglect and disappointment. It’s more than sad. It’s self-destructive and pointless.
But we still do it.
Maybe it is the intensity of false hope placed on us as children that someday there will be a happy ending. An idea forced upon us in fairy tales and G rated movies where good always triumphs over evil and against all odds true love prevails.
No wonder we are disappointed and depressed by the real world once we are old enough to understand that it is all a bunch of bunk! Maybe for some, it all works out and everyone lives happily ever after, but for most, love does not prevail and in many cases it isn’t even true. Good does not always win and sometimes the pure evil is never forced to face consequence.
Children are so innocent and the hope is to shelter them from unnecessary pain and fill them with hope for their future. In my personal opinion, this is the opposite of preparing them for what really lies in store as they become a part of this not so perfect world.
Whether the disappointment we feel relates to love, spiritual growth or personal fulfillment, the result is the same; a depressed reality set on auto pilot in the hopes we are able to make it through the day.

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With Age Comes Wisdom and Truth

I ran across one of my old notebooks today and found that I had written this on the inside cover…How funny that I should stumble upon it today of all days…

Age

Throughout one’s life we are faced with many lessons. And through the experience of those lessons, we are forced to make hard decisions.

Those choices, right or wrong, allow us to begin to discover our true selves.The person who is always waiting for us at the end of the day. There are times in our lives when this person may be a stranger. A time when you are lost and lonely.

But one day, this stranger will become conscious. We will no longer be fighting against them, but allowing them to help.

Time that was once wasted on false hopes and disillusioned ideals is now filled with inspiration and creativity. The snakes once thought of as soul mates shed their skin and the shell of the person you thought you knew crumbles in your hands.

Strength is the realization that life is too precious and too short to be wasted on the past!