Then Now and Later

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

My first submission. Its a speech i had written detailing my views on the life i have lead, and when i passed high school. Enjoy

 

I would like to take a few moments to say some things in honor of my passing high school.

I’ve been in school for twelve long and strenuous years steadily learning and growing. Feeling it to be necessary I’d like to say these years have been difficult to say the least, with new obstacles and conflicts arising with each slowly passing day it’s become apparent that receiving my education was not an easy task. It took control, persistence, pride (of which I have little), and resource (another thing of which I have little). I don’t want sympathy though, acknowledgement, but not sympathy.

My whole life I wanted someone to look up to. I lacked a father, and I didn’t have very many father figures. I, in replacement of a father, looked towards musicians and poets, painters and writers, philosophers and revolutionaries, and in time I built my character from what I learned from them. It took time, but I developed somewhat of an identity of course my personality in some ways harsh. I can only link that to a shameful need to be above others because I feel bellow them instead of equal to them. That’s been my goal in life, to settle the score, and end my difficulties. To come face to face with what is and what was, in time I will make something of the toilsome journey that is ahead.

Each player must accept the cards life deals him. 
But once they are in hand, he alone must decide 
how to play the cards in order to win the game.

This is one of my favorite quotes from French politician Voltaire. It gives a good lesson in life that all people would benefit from. We are taught to always live by our limitations, if not by our limitations we are taught to live big. Both paths never truly offering happiness, instead they offer hardship and woe. That’s the true reality of our lives each view breeding different levels of living; it sounds cynical but if it’s true it’s true. If you dream be sure you can do. Never lie to yourself; sometimes it’s forgivable to be the fool, but when it’s you who have fooled yourself then you are the greatest fool of all.

Don’t obtain knowledge to please others expectations, do it because it is important, because it gives your control and ground. Never expect a person to treat you equally; expect you to treat yourself with respect. That’s optional advice I offer for a world lost in turmoil.

I don’t know where I’m going, or what’s to come. In the end I am as blind as others, but I guess that’s what makes life interesting. I’m going to live it the best I can because I know its short, and in conclusion without sounding preachy or succumbing to misinterpretation you the world in turmoil, the world lost and confused, for your own sake should take the little time you have  left and do the same.


Submitted: December 06, 2014

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waker

I wish I would have received this advice sooner. I have found a new happiness and a new take on life. I'm glad u took the time to comment. Thank you.

Sun, February 8th, 2015 6:03am

waker

I had never actually had a father. Mine left me alone and I haven't seen him in years. Be glad that u knew your father and remember him for who he was and the memories shared.

Sun, February 8th, 2015 6:05am

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