To each of us, our problems seem so great. In a sense, they are, because only we experience our own problems. We hear of other people’s tragedy and hard times and give it a brief thought, then we go about our lives. Many times we go on complaining and whimpering about our issues while we really do not have it bad. Socrates, the Greek philosopher is credited with a great line that is so relevant.
“If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.“
I hope that someday we will be able to put away our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.
Sometimes, when I lie in bed at night and look up at the stars, I think to myself, “Man! I really need to fix that roof.”
“Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: “Mankind”. Basically, it’s made up of two separate words – “mank” and “ind”. What do these words mean ? It’s a mystery, and that’s why so is mankind.”
“I believe in making the world safe for children, but not our children’s children. Because I don’t think children should be having sex.”
– Jack Handey
Have you ever said or thought,”I sure wish this day would hurry up and end,” or,”I wish the time would hurry up!”? I have been guilty of saying and thinking that many times. I never really thought about the consequences of my wish; I just wanted to go home from work, get out of a tough situation, go on vacation, or something along those lines. What was I really wishing? I was wishing that a part of my life would pass me by. Do you realize that your bad days, your tough times, your boring workday, and your times of sorrow are all part of your life as much as the rewards, the vacations, and all the good times? They may not always be enjoyable, but tough times are part of your existence. It reminds me of the movie Click. Yea, it’s a bit corny, but has a good principle. If you go around cutting out all the parts of your life that are not fun, or completely enjoyable, you wake up asking yourself where the time went. Besides, the bitter and sour only make the sweet taste sweeter.