Day and day again, we come across things in our lives that have the power of bringing us down, whether it is emotionally, mentally, or physically. Someone might have wronged you, you might face an unforeseen obstacle or you might succumb to negative feelings. It happens and it is life. If you let every ill event take you over, you will be miserable and you’ll begin to believe that it is you against the world. You wanna know why your world sucks? The truth is that it’s your fault.
Harsh right? Well, somebody has to be.
Has anyone ever told you straight up to your face that you gotta quit whining and complaining about the petty bullshit that you think is making your life awful? Well, maybe in nicer words but the message still holds.
“People who truly care about you will tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. We’re not trying to get in your good books, we’re trying to help you write a better story.”
Back when I was in high school, I let people get the worst of me. I was young and naive and being liked and popular was important. I could never have admitted it then but I’m older (and I hope wiser) now and I can finally see how ridiculous that attidude was. I went through some really dark days in my younger years when I let the judgement of others define who I was. I began to believe them, that I was never good enough. That I was a nobody. Well, look at me now. You know why I’m not a nobody now? This has nothing to do with popularity or fame, it has to do with how I see and feel about myself. I’m no longer a nobody because to me, I’m not just anybody.
I have gone through my own personal tribulations in the recent years, from car accidents that have put me out of use for months to emotional tear and wear from relationships. I take each and every negative experience and flip it, and try to make the best of it. Although I’m still suffering from my car accident injuries, I can appreciate more how fragile life can be and how it can be taken away in seconds. From my failed relationships, I can learn from them and take what is important and move forward.
I don’t believe that life is just existence, the state of being. I believe that life is about growing each and every day and to stand still is a waste of time that you will never get back. Believe me when I say that life is too precious. Yes, you hear things like this over and over again but if you think about it, the reason why they’re so “cliche” is because they hold truth. If these words had no meaning, nobody would say them. I’m sick, my tailbone is messed up, I’ve got five stitches in my right shin and a nasty abrasion on my left. This could be a lot worse. I can walk. I can speak. I can hear, feel, taste. I have no right to complain and if you are able of these things as well, then we’re all good.
There has been some drama that I’ve seen arise within the last couple of months. Some things that cannot be explained nor comprehended and others that just make me feel sad. Sad because it is completely unnecessary. If people could prioritize what is truly important in their lives, there would be no need for heavy hearts or angry tears. In a few years, will any of this matter? If the world ended tomorrow, would it be the last thing on your mind? I ask you one thing and one thing only: F*ck that noise. If people are trying to bring you down, don’t entertain their fantasies by succumbing to their petty ways. If bringing misfortune to others is a big deal to them, why are you even letting these types of people anywhere near your life? F*ck that noise. Surround yourself with positivity, with support and love. The best thing in life is good company, friends and family that make it so obvious what is important. Don’t stoop down to any level beneath you. If you let it happen, that’s on you and from there on, you have nobody to blame but yourself. Always be the bigger person, take the higher route. After all is said and done, keep your eyes forward and don’t look back.
I am happy. Despite certain things that could easily have created a negative impact in my life, I am extremely happy. I am creating my own fortune by getting it done myself.
“If you’re looking for a helping hand, there’s one right at the end of your arm. – Adam Christing via @JutingTsang (@iheartquotes)“
So once again, f*ck that noise. And don’t worry, be happy.
Peace and love to you all.