Thursday, October 8, 2009

Said list: Part I.

1. When someone walks out the door, you have to let them go. I've learned you can't change anyone's mind about this; you have to let them work it out in their own mind, let them get it, run it through again and again and again. This is their own problem, their decision to work out; chase them, they'll run faster. If you wait, you'll get tired. Leave the door open, and you'll get cold. I've learned that you just can't hurt yourself trying to fix someone else - you won't last long.

2. Do good, and people will talk. Do bad, and people will talk. They always will. And no matter what you do, there will be people that don't get it. There will always be people who say biased things, untrue things-even the ones you were closest to, the ones that you thought knew you so well. 98% of the time, these people will have either never med you, or are people from your past. The opinions of people you never med don't matter; that's a given, no matter if it's a child or the world. Those who are in your past...well, there's a reason for that. Talking just enforces  they should stay there.

3. You are only as good as your word. So is everyone else. I myself am a fan of "words will never hurt me." When used correctly, words are extremely powerful. If used correctly, words can destroy a person. Used incorrectly, words can make you look like an idiot. Think about this, and always think before you speak; words can get you anywhere you want-or dread-to be.

4. Know the difference between inspiration and immitation. Cross the line, and you can lose a lot - yourself included. Draw a think dark line in your mind and don't you dare step over it - catch yourself.

5. Put yourself before everyone, and put everyone before you. Help out the kid who dropped his books, hold open the door, don't cut in line, smile. You know. Save the animals, give blood. Stick up for your friends. But never, ever do anything for anyone else you don't want to - know your boundaries. Think about it, and be stubborn; let no one walk on you. You will regret it later, after you come to your senses. And  eventually, you will. If you're stressed, stop. Look at yourself - get rid of anything, anyone that slipped by you; and start fresh. Sometimes you will have to do that, exactly - it's hard, but when you know who you are, you're a magnet.

6. Believe in something. With no belief in anything, it gets tough, and you start to forget what you stand for. It can be energies. It can be karma. It can be God, or fortune cookies, or horoscopes, or aliens or your mom. Whatever it is, it will help you. Belief, Faith, it's important. Stay open minded.

7. Realize that everything has a consequense. Whether it be good or bad, it's there. Think of the butterfly effect...make big choices carefully, for it could completely change your life. But then again, don't stress too much over it. Spontaneity is just as important. Also, realize that you and only you are responsible for your actions - it's been repeated time and time again, but it needs to be said. When you're always pointing a finger, the people you're pointing at will take a step back. Soon enough, you'll be alone completely.

To be continued.

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