Thursday, June 18, 2009

I don't get it....

**I wrote this on 06/11/2009 reflecting on some personal issues that were going on at the time**

Why is life so unfair? Why do so many good people have to endure pain while wicked people seem to go unpunished? Where is the justice for the 'Good Samaritan'? Why are so many people corrupt and ugly-hearted? Why can’t people encompass compassion and love instead of being selfish and hateful? Why do young people die? Why do infants and the unborn, which haven’t had even a remote chance to enjoy life, perish? I just wish that life could be a little more even-handed about things. I mean, sure bad things are going to happen in life; that goes along with the territory. But, is it necessary to have a string of unfortunate circumstances happen to some while another experiences a roll of lucky punches? Furthermore, even though it’s said that sorrow brings forth compassion, (most) people are so self-absorbed that they can’t even begin to try and “feel” anything for anyone but themselves. It’s a very sad world we live in today and very depressing.

All I ask is justice for the good guys of the world. Too many people these days have ulterior motives and are self-serving, and the people who are giving and loving are passed over for the glitter…………

I say, don’t follow the glitz and glamor. Life is too short as it is and you should attempt to surround yourself with people who value the important things in life, such as love, compassion, generosity, empathy, sympathy and other virtuous traits. And although it may seem like the flashier people are this way, please know that it is only an act. These kinds of people are too unhappy in their own lives to give a care about yours. So, while they are wonderful people when talking about themselves or what is important to them, when it comes down to your own personal triumphs and tragedies, they are nowhere to be found. They provide an empty sort of companionship. As long as the subject matter revolves around them and their world, they are animated and lively. Once that changes, they are apathetic and aloof. And this leaves you feeling even lonelier than if you had no friends at all.

In short, go for substance, not appearance. As it had been said, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”

The Very 1st!

This is my first blog.

I am mostly writing this for myself so I can collect my thoughts and get them out of my head, but if anyone cares to read my incessant ramblings, they are certainly most welcome.

If you know anything about me, you know that I'm pretty much an open book. There aren't many things I keep to myself because I'm the kind of person that has to get their thoughts/feelings out in the open; if I don't, my entire world is chaotic. I enjoy the feedback as well as the sympathy, reassurance, encouragement, and advice that follows letting go of your feelings. Even if nothing is resolved afterward, I always feel better, as if a weight has been lifted off of my chest. That's basically why I like the idea of a blog...a special place for me to come to vent about my life. :)

So begins my introspection into....I don't know, life maybe? Or myself?

I'm ready for whatever direction this blog leads me.