I like to think outside the box. In fact I am not really a fan of boxes or lines. I want to escape boxes and rub out lines. I am unique. Unable to be defined. So why do people try to define me? Put me in a box or behind a line? If I’m unique how can one describe me using labels? I cross labels, cross lines, think freely. You can’t tell me that I must dress a certain way, believe or think a certain way, because I will cross lines and go outside the box. Don’t define me with a label because I will show you that that label doesn’t fit. Tell me I’m Goth, I add color. Tell me I’m girly, I’ll find something especially manly to do. Tell me I’m Christian and I’ll show you magic.
It is hard for anyone to break out of the norm. Society calls this a breech. To me a breech is when the baby comes out backwards. Doesn’t make it less of a miracle, less of a baby, nor does it make it abnormal. It happens. So why when someone comes along who thinks a little different, acts a little different, do we as a society call them abnormal? Is it because we don’t know how to handle it?
Think of some great people who were considered crazy back in their time…. Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Galileo? Now we see them as a genius of their time. Why wait til their genius is long gone before we recognize it? People talk about “making a change”, “making a difference”, “pay it forward” and I wonder do they truly understand what difference they want to make? I know the difference I want to make. I want people to see the lines that others make and erase them. I want them to see beyond one religion to see the great that crosses them all. I want to celebrate the unique, the weird, the strange, and the crazy every day. Be different and own it. Don’t let anyone tell you how you are supposed to be.
I’m the person you will see walking down the road with a crazy hat on my head.
I’m the person you don’t understand because I live my life different from yours.
I’m the person working hard.
I’m the person just trying to survive.
I’m the person who is just a bit different.
I’m the person that you think is strange.
I’m the person who is there when you need it.
I’m the person who goes it alone.
I’m the person who feels like they don’t have friends.
I’m the person who one day you’ll see is the best thing that will happen to you.
I’m the person who you never see.
I’m the person you talk about.
I’m the person no one can figure out.
I’m the person you consider odd. I’m the person you think is weird.
I’m the person you think is fat.
I’m still a person in the end.
It sucks these days to watch things get worse and worse. The worse it gets the harder it is to hope for something to start changing for the better.
The thing that most definitely sucks the most is that it seems that the only way to make things better is money.
Why is it that to change the way you do something you have to spend more money? Why can’t you start doing that thing that would use less money and make more without spending a lot of money? Who decided this is the way things have to be?
You want my guess?………
I have a major dislike of people with a lot of money. Sure it stems from my lack of it… But I see time and time again people with money doing the strangest things with it… Like who needs a bowling alley in your house?
There are so many people in this world… All over… Who work hard and take pride in what they do only to end up broke… Who helps them? Certainly not the rich people and certainly not the government…
No…. The people who are kind enough and thoughtful enough to care about their fellow man are the other hard working poor people. But they can’t help… They are in the same situation.
So in my opinion… Rich people…. Spread the wealth, dammit. And stop being greedy, dammit. Stop raising the prices of the stuff you sell, dammit. And you poor people who sit around all day working the system… Get a job, dammit. Yeah I know that there are people who are too sick to work… And there are people with mental disabilities who truly can’t work… I get there are exceptions but people… There are too many exceptions now, dammit!
It drives me absolutely crazy when a person gets judged over things in their life.
So what? You make more money.
So what? Due to your job you have a whole extra day to spend with your family.
That doesn’t make you better than I.
Everyone has to work with what they have… Sure wanting more is not a bad thing… (it is when you want everything)
Wanting things to be better isn’t a bad thing either.
But how dare you judge someone and make opinions and thoughts on their life and how they live it when you aren’t even seeing the issues in your life.
And forget even listening when someone tries to point out your faults and failures.
I apologize for the rant. This country has so many people struggling day to day and it just infuriates me when someone in a loftier position looks down on those people and thinks ‘TRASH. Those people are why the world is such a terrible place right now. And their kids god they are going to turn out just as bad.’
Ugh! They don’t know that. Last I checked these people aren’t God.
So think kindly of your fellow person… You don’t know how much worse their life could be and you don’t know how much worse than theirs yours could get if life decides to take a turn.
Life gets better as you get older? Who believes this? Sure as you get older you no longer have to be under the restrictions your parents give you….but then you have the restrictions of work, your own children, bills, homeownership, etc. So how does life get better as you get older?
I feel life gets better as you choose it to be. If you can in your own mind rationalize that things in your life are not really that awful….that someone, somewhere has things worse than you….you can realize that your life is better and in fact really is pretty good. If you can take the time to slow down, look around and find something beautiful in the world around you…you can realize that yeah your life is pretty darn good.
So you have too much work to do and too many bills to pay….the economy sucks…. there are too many unemployed people….the price of gas and everything else is too high…. but ….. you are missing the ordinary miracles….
STOP! Take a break. Look outside. If the sun is shining…. enjoy it… Flowers, grass, fresh air, rainbows, even a nice steady rain can be beautiful if you take the time to look and watch…. Wildlife…who doesn’t love to see a wild animal on the side of the road (preferably alive 🙂 lol) or in your own backyard. Children playing… Your significant other… Beauty is everywhere.. just look for it.
So even though I do not believe life gets better as you get older, Life DOES get better.