“He [She] that would govern others, first should be the master of himself [herself].” Philip Massinger
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Do you like who you are? Would you ever trade in yourself for someone else?
Peer pressure got some people doing, saying, and believing that who they are is not good enough. That they have to change themselves into something or someone “better”.
If you are passive, become aggressive. If you are not in with the “in crowd”, join them. If you are not following some brain-washed latest fad, begin to follow. If you are not going with the party-let-us-have-fun crowd, get your fun shoes on. If you suffer from low self-esteem, this is how to get a new you, in just what ever amount of days. I am amazed sometimes that some people see themselves as being not good enough; that they live by the crap from wherever they are hearing, seeing, or watching it from. And thus, time to exchange who they are for what the world defines as “something better”.
Who and what defines how you create who you want to be? The covers of magazines? The advice columns in some newspapers? What is on the internet? Some self-help gurus? The Bible? God? Religion? Friends? Entertainers? Blah, blah, blah.
I might not like everything about me, but I like who I am. And you?
“Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself.” from Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
This was posted on 23 January, 2012
Life Matters. Oh yeah. 🙂
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the hardest person to forgive you is . . .
“Now you can go and play it like you’re all rock and roll
But guilt does a job on each and every man’s soul
And when your head hits the pillow at the nightfall
You can bet your life that its gonna be a fight ya’ll.”
. . .
“‘Cause we all make mistakes sometimes
And we’ve all stepped across that line
But nothing’s sweeter than the day we find
And we all stumble and we fall
Bridges burn in the heat of it all
But nothing’s sweeter than the day,
sweeter than the day we call
out for forgiveness.”
Lyrics taken from the song Forgiveness by Tobymac featuring Lecrae.
Have a happy summer. 🙂
Love you. Take care. 🙂
Last week for some reason this line from the movie 300 got stuck in my head. “This is Sparta!” If you know the events leading up to that line then you would remember that they, well King Leonidas, had to make a choice for his people.
And then while reading a blog last week, I came across this quote. “It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you’re not.” Unknown
What do these two things have in common? Knowing who you are, but I want to write about knowing who you were.
There are some, for whatever reason, that have moved away from the persons that they created themselves to be. People true to themselves. People who knew what they stood for. People who based their actions on their beliefs. People who did not run with the crowd or tried to fit in. They have changed and they are not liking it.
Are you comfortable with who you are?
“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to achieve.” William Jennings Bryan 🙂