So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Do You Have It? GUTS
So I asked this question the other day to my facebook friends, and twitter followers, “How far will you go, or have you gone to get the attention of someone you’re interested in? (no alcohol involved). Out of my 1300 friends and followers, I got about 8 responses! Wow! Is it that deep? You people don’t wanna share? Guys - Is it too embarrassing to tell? Ladies - Have you never tried to begin with?
I think the answer to those questions are surrounded by two things and two things only….
SELF-ESTEEM AND SOCIETY
Society says people should act like this, or act like that.. say this thing, or not say that. Most of us feel compelled to do things the way that society has always done it. Will we be condemned if we step outside the box and try something new? Where is your self-esteem? Where is your confidence? Where are your guts?
When you think about all the people who claim to have high self-esteem and the most confidence in themselves, you’ll be surprised to see how many of those people are lying to themselves. Me? Guilty…. I confess. Yep… I said it. If you’re gonna be confident, why not be confident in all that you do, and not just a handful of aspects in your life. For this topic in particular, sooooo many of us are lacking confidence.
Because society has everyone wrapped around its fingers, thinking a man is supposed to make the first move, many of us females just sit back and wait for it. Wait for it………… Considering most of the responses I received from my question were from males, I find this to be especially true. But really, what if this guy is lacking the same confidence this girl “claims” to have? Now you have two people desperately attracted to each other, but too afraid to do anything about it. Somebody’s gotta make the first move! Somebody!
So the point of my rant is simply this…… Many humans believe we control our own self-esteem and confidence. You would be wrong! Society rules everything.
Marinate on that… and the next time you find yourself in a situation where you’re afraid to step outside the box…. take a deep breath, and hold on to my words….
“Self -esteem begins, lives, and ends within you”
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
A lie can spread halfway around the world before the truth has time to get its pants on.
Fact about Portia
Either you really like me, or you really hate me… There’s usually nowhere in between. I try my best to treat everyone with respect & not gain enemies, but at the end of the day… they’re probably just haters.
GREAT minds discuss ideas….Average minds discuss events….Shallow minds discuss people…. Which are you?
I saw this movie on lifetime last weekend, and I swear this is THE most beautiful movie I have EVER seen in my life. Just when I thought “The Notebook” or “Seven Pounds” made me crybaby…. this movie, “Listen to your Heart” has those two beat by a margin. I posted the link to the trailer on youtube. The trailer doesn’t give it justice though, it’s much more to the movie than what it shows. TRUST me, if you can watch the movie online, netflix, or whatever… DO IT!!! For all of my hopeless romantics out there… this one’s for you!! And fellas, you can watch it too… it might teach you a very valuable lesson in life.
In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.
Love Never Fails
When I first heard this song by Kem, I was like….hmmm… this sounds nice… pretty song. But when I looked at the lyrics… WHEW! It speaks. I know everybody has that one person you feel this way about…. Don’t lie.
We hope and pray love will find us
And we often stay in spite
All the shame we try to hide from the pain
I hope that you love again
And I want you to understand
You’re my joy girl
My love won’t fail you now
We said our goodbyes
And you’re no longer mine
But remember one thing
My love for you will never fail
Have shame on you
And have shame on me
Staying here for so long
When we both know it was so wrong baby
I want for you something better
And I hope you do stay forever
In my heart girl
My love won’t fail you now
But what we had would never last today baby
My love girl (yeah)
My love won’t fail you now
In my heart you’ll stay
“Love Never Fails” by Kem
One of my favorite songs by her… “Never Givin’ Up” - Aaliyah
A woman’s heart is an ocean of secrets
This song from Jill always makes me think of one person….
“…but the reality…. honestly…you were never good for me… and I was never good for you…. I just remember what we used to”