i think, therefore i writePosted: 2008/06/25
it’s been a while since i have gotten off to this drawing board. honestly, i have been intermittently getting into a lot of ideas that i wanted to write; but i end up not doing so because of new endeavors that i have been indulging in… and some unfinished business that i needed to commit to.
sometimes it takes a while for us to learn a very important lesson in life; an oxymoron with a hard nutshell like me can be a perfect example (at times):
1. it took me over a year to firmly lock and secure the foot brake pedal while parking on an uphill or downhill… the chugging gear sounds eventually went away after thoroughly remembering and following a friend’s advice.
2. my mom passed on to me the so-called new york subway slogan: “if you see something, say something.” i say something because i’m just friendly, but people take it the wrong way. i can be a fool for opening my mouth sometimes, but i found out that not saying anything at all is what keeps other people’s buttons from getting pushed…
but i keep saying something anyway… for friendly purposes
3. i have always assimilated that we cannot please everyone, but like the uber-personable, sales mentality that i have, i still take the time to accommodate apparent dead-ends and loose cannons. while i forgive in the end, i always find out that it has always been a numbers game. you win some, you lose some. the winning prize has always been way worth it though.
4. i realized that once i push myself further away from my comfort zone, the more adversities i encounter, and the more ostensible opposition i get. it only takes one victory of an attained success, however, and about a year or two to totally forget these social obstacles. i hardly remember the ones i had over five years ago.
5. when something is presented to you, take it. it is only me who can decide what i want in life, not the others who at times really mean well no matter how much authority they have. we all have different principles, but i cannot end up carrying someone else’s burden and indifference because we cannot see eye-to-eye. i give and leave to ceasar his own problems and the ones i own, mine. now, i am honestly glad i took the road less traveled. it will finally make a big difference… to society and the entire world.
6. to love is to let go; and not expecting anything in return. done it a lot of times, and this time it has come back to me a hundred-fold… so i am not saying “no” to someone if i instantly make that connection with her. it is similar to the universe leaving us a hundred dollar bill on the sidewalk and we prefer not to use it. that is utterly plainly saying no to a blessing. i optimize mine to give back, not to preach.
that’s it for now. i have somehow hard-coded these social ethics into my system. i keep learning though…. lots of good stuff happening. till the next entry…