I worked on the premise, “how would I feel in this situation.” I was wrong.
Life is sometimes very hard. A fork in the road tests you as a person and what your path ahead would be like. Robert Frost talked of the road not taken, our parents spoke of how we must do what is tried and tested, and the world speaks of glory in the untried.
But what is it that we don’t hear enough of? The exact fact that we need to think of ourselves before anyone else as we make a decision that affects life, as we know it.
People call it selfish, name it a mean thing to do. But, given a choice, people will be looking at saving themselves first before looking out for you. Might as well learn the trick of the trade as soon as you can.
I operated on the premise of others first. I am now learning the rule of finding happiness, no matter what it takes.
— Poetic Musings —
Often I forgot about myself
Often I lived for everyone but me
Often I thought it was the right thing to do
Often I felt, being trapped, was sort of free
Then, silence taught me a lesson
That my words could never speak of
That comfort lies inside my soul
And happiness will be showered from above
I thought and thought and understood
Why a raging storm can uproot so much
We grow and stand up for reasons around
But for ourselves, we have nothing as such
Find peace inside the heart that beats
Find reasons to live like you mean it
Look inside, there is a universe there
Raging, waiting for you to find your spirit
~ So far, so good.