What Is Before You?

People never really change; they just grow. They learn, unlearn and re-learn.

They get busy living and knowing. They pin their hearts to the wall at the end of their burning fingers. They hurt and they can choose to heal. They just never stop at that. They keep moving on.

Still the child remains.

Just in case you didn’t know, there’s a king, a child, and a rascal in every man. You can only get what you demand. Treat him like a king, and there you go! Like a rascal? Well, you should know what’s coming.

Okay. So, let’s move on.

When you’re young you’re eager to grow old, to live life…to love. Then you just wish you can press the rewind button afterwards. The thing is, happiness is never what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy. What you are today is a function of some key factors that you just have to be grateful for. A combination of experiences; the books you read, the places you have been to, and the people you have met. You really can’t rule out the lessons. They were not all cool and rosy but they did well. Growth doesn’t just happen; it’s making a decision to go to the next level. The difference between where you are now and where you used to be is what you saw.

Most people tend to define or qualify growth by sizes and badges — I mean — that just sounds logical. If you went to school and have a degree to your name, amongst other things, then you are a force to reckon with…you should be right? If you got married and have two —  three — four kids, you’re definitely not your mates’ mate who aren’t even married. Some things can’t be ruled out, I agree, but there’s a close link between ignorance and arrogance. And its got nothing to do with education or experience alone. Set the right things before your eyes.


One comment

  1. I felt like there was a very palpable point where I started to actually think well of myself – and it was at that point that I could look back at all my experiences (most especially the “bad” ones) and be grateful for them. It is the worst of experiences, in my opinion, that were the hardest strikes which carved of me something worthwhile.
    Now that I can see those things so clearly, I see the timeline of my life in a different way; necessary falls, events and combinations of events.
    I couldn’t agree more with what you’ve said here.

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