if someone wrote a book on your life up to this point.. would anyone want to read it?
Try staring at a baby picture of yourself for a good 2 minutes. Memories of how you grew up will start to rush through your head. You feel a sense of innocence, naivety, humility, joy. You will start to recall how you used to think, what used to be important to you. Youll remember what you wanted to be when you grew up. Youll see who you really are. As you grow you change how you look, dress, act, your likes and dislikes, your goals and aspirations, but you will never change who you are. You wont be able to take your eyes off that picture after 2 minutes, you wont want to stop reminiscing. Then look at a mirror I guarantee you will be truly humbled. Children are born with the virtue of trust and vulnerability. Would the child you see in the picture, be proud to say that they grew up to be the person you see in the mirror? Stay humble and true to yourself.
Looking back a part of me wishes i had the chance to be apart of the US military. endless respect to all those serving in US armed forces. the level of honor, pride, integrity and courage in a true military man or woman is beyond compare.
There is a point early in life when it stops being about the fun and it becomes abouthow people see you.
Then it stops being about how people see you and becomes about what people think of you.
…then what you think of yourself
Later in life it stops being about your appearance and becomes about success.
Then it becomes about the money and the prosperity.
….and if youre lucky enough to have your eyes opened by one thing or another theres a point in life when it stops being about personal gain and life truly becomes about thefun again. You learn to swallow your pride, stop searching for satisfaction in trying to outdo others; your happiness is not dictated by your impression and appearance. You start to realize just how blessed you are, decentralizing your life from material possessions and you start respecting life for what its worth; the key to happiness is gratefulness
people dont change unless they want to.. and usually they dont want to unless they need to.
you should never treat priceless things as if they are common and cheap nor should you try to materialize a feeling.
It is said that this generation has been a time of hindered development, a time of lost cause and a time when your impression means more than your word.
Words can have a sense of authority over any relevant truth, the power of words can beimmaculate. The power of words can start fights and even wars, can save lives and win awards and competitions, the power of words can heal, mend or destroy a relationship. The power of words, can inspire, motivate and crush the strongest person. The power of words can even create a shield forth coming the eyes of society.
Societal principles have directly persuaded the depletion of not only the meaning but the sanctity of words that once held high merit and high value:
marriage, love, trust, sorry, perfect, pure, just, amazing, talent, epic, historic.
Words that were once used to perpetuate a feeling of pride, accomplishment, heroics or greatness are now common vocabulary amongst all grades of society. These words are conversed daily with no weight behind them. Portrayal of power through words is lost.
Words have not only been stripped of their stature and degraded, inversely some have lost all integrity and the infamy has been abolished.
drugs, sex, addiction, violence, alcoholic, lust, suffer, hurt and heartache,
bare the same complexities. These words which were almost painful to say due to theconnotation of physical anguish are now seen as terms of everyday conversation.Drugs, sex and addictions, have lost all meaning its own accord. An awkward andunexplainable sense of pride is coherent when this topic is being held. A feeling ofcomfort and ordinary experiences is present when in fact tension, awkwardness and humiliation should fill the air. Violence, suffering, hurt and heartache: unspeakable terms once upon a time; once upon a time brought about reverence, sorrow, agony and support. The lightness of all these terms pale in comparison to how they were intended. The word suffer, antecedently would make a person cringe in pain and agony at just the sound of the word, as it well should be.
These developments in modern speech, have undeniably brought morals, values, respect and honor to an all-time low. Our generation has come to feel a sense ofpseudo-confidence, thinking the meanings of the words as used today have prevailed over the years. Our generation is seemingly, dull and almost illiterate, with a shallow vocabulary of elementary and phrases, mixed with falsely defined words. Using words and terms in such light manners has brought this to be a common occurrence today.
The power of words is still strong - an individuals power of THEIR OWN WORD is what is in question.
Have respect for yourself, by meaning what you say and saying what you mean. Give your words a strong sense of worth. Let your word have weight and merit: the most honorable way to gain respect from others is to have “your word” actually mean something.
I know enough to know that I don’t know much
to really move on with your life, you have to put your present-state in the past and move forward