I believe in a lot of things I guess. I believe that there’s more out there than this mediocre race. I’m not necessarily sure about the 5 fish fed 5,000 stuff, but there’s got to be a higher power.
I believe things happen for a reason, and whether or not you ever find out why is of no consequence. Every experience I’ve had in my life, be it good or bad, has helped shaped me into the person I am now. The fallacy with this is if things happen in your life and you choose to ignore them and therefore never learn or gain anything, but then that’s your own stupidity.
I believe people have the power to do things; that we are in charge of our own destinies. I feel society in general is reared to always put blame on something or someone else. People hate failure and even more so hate admitting that it just might be their fault. It’s ok to fall as long as you get back up.
I think you become your environment. If you surround yourself with friends whose lives are chaotic, drama ridden, and full of depression, soon your own life will start to mirror this. I think you get what you give and what you ask for. If you think you can’t do it, will never have enough money, never be able to take that trip then you are probably right. If you keep telling the world no, they’re going to say no. I’ve been pretty pessimistic most of my life. It’s only been lately that I turned my frown upside down (to sound as lame as I possibly can) and took a positive view on the world. And nothing extraordinary has happened this year, but I honestly can’t remember ever being happier.
I believe in great music, a good book, coffee, a newspaper and a bagel, smoking on the porch while watching the world hustle by. I believe in sunsets and sunrises, wading in a cool pond on a hot summer day, little kids playing in the park, and the gleam in a child’s eye when he knows nothing of trouble and would love nothing more than for you to tickle him again. I believe in sitting for hours with friends just doing nothing but having the best time you think you’ve had in years. I believe in living life, love, friends, laughter, crying on someone’s shoulder, opening the door for an old women, picnics in the park, and playing the rain.
Life is good. And even though I’m sitting here alone in my apartment on a random Thursday, I’m smiling and probably by this point sound completely loony to you. Nobody ever asks “what do you believe in?” I like your questions. You seem to spark my imagination. I was just sitting here trying to think of something to write about when I logged in to Facebook. Though you may regret it the after having to read this novel, I’m glad you asked.
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