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12.16.2011

Peace on Earth Happens With You.

You can't explain common sense to a person. They either have it or they don't. And that is a very frustrating thing for me. You see, I have common sense. I may not have much in the way of book smarts, but of life smarts I have aplenty. I don't understand when people do idiotic things... and I automatically want to explain to them why what they are doing is idiotic. Not to be a bitch, not to rub it in their face, but to help them to understand that what they are doing is negative and not helpful in their life. I guess that goes along with my bad habit of unwanted advice. I really just need to learn to shut up when I see people acting asinine. But I am quickly learning, (finally), that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. You can talk to a person until you're blue in the face, but no matter how deep of a shade of blue you turn, they're just not going to get "it" until they grow up a little.

What I will never learn, never understand, what I really can't fathom are some of the ridiculous things people do toward others. I mean, most of the time I do understand where it is they are coming from: anger, sadness, jealousy, etc... I get those feelings too. But to negatively act on those feelings seems... I dunno.... uncouth, childish, and ridiculous. It just creates unnecessary drama. I think once you get to a certain point in your life you realize that acting on those feelings brings nothing but drama and/or misery. Unfortunately you have to reach that point before you have the capacity to understand the concept that: It's always better to rise above things. Not for other people, but for yourself. No matter how badly we want to rub something in someones face. No matter how horrible of a person they are. No matter what they've done to us in the past/present... just leave it alone, rise above it, and move on.

I'm not perfect. I've been guilty of sinking and being a shitty person. I've been beyond immature with many of my actions. But with age a settling of the soul has come to me. I no longer feel the need to exact revenge on people. I don't feel the need to laugh at a person when they're down or boast when I'm in a better situation than they are. I just want to live my life as even keeled and happily as I can... and stay away from anything and anyone that's not stable and happy as well.
©Flippa Bird
(Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Man...)
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