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Random thoughts, from a random mind.

Submitted: October 30, 2017

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Submitted: October 30, 2017

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What is a defining moment in life? Is it when one comprehends that their life requires a new course? Or is it that pivoting moment when everyone else around is realizing that their life needs to change directions? While they are left standing in the vast, still not getting the picture?

Whichever the case may be, I can say, with less hesitation than the average, that I have had many defining moments in my existence. Regrettably though, I would have to say that while I have "gotten the picture," I still refuse to apply these learned lessons to life.

Case in point: Violence never pays. Suspended in kindergarten for fighting. Okay, perhaps to young to learn, just yet. Suspended first, second, third, forth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eight, grade, for fighting. Now somewhere along the way I did realize that it did not do me any good to become violent, but did I apply my knowledge? Of course not! I went on to being thrown out of homes for being physically aggressive. I know, and truly believe, that violence is not the answer. So, the question will be, when will I pertain this wisdom to my days?

Another example? How many times can someone run from life before they cease to live? I do not mean cease to live, dead. However, there comes a point after running so long, that one is no longer living. If I spend my life looking over my shoulder to see where I just left, I will never see where I could go.

As is with pain. In my case, it feels good at the time. It creates a moment of calm. However, causing me to continue to look over my shoulder once again.

I learned most of these things ages ago, and chose to do nothing with the lessons. Perhaps it is time I started.


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