You know those people. The ones who live in the past. The glory day football player who still lives in his hometown. Who just cant seem to understand that today is a blessing. And in order for things to change, they have to change… time and time again. It’s hard to see for me sometimes, because I see potential in so many people every day. What do you do in those instances? Do you ignore? Do you seek help for them? Because at the end of the day, we know there is an issue. and are not doing anything about it. Or should we just screw it. Let them sink till they find their way out. Give a little push, but not a free ride.
I don’t know why this bugs me so much. But coming with other ways to make an impact, now that’s my goal. If it doesn’t hit this time, I’m gonna hit you with a huge reality check. And if that check bounces, it’s not in my hands anymore. That’s for sure.
I had someone tell me the other day in a real sarcastic tone, “Well, at least one of us is happy.” As if I am responsible for their happiness. I didn’t know you gave me so much power to uphold to. But for anyone who is reading this. And for me too, I would tell you and myself as so did so many other people tell me and just got to this point to want to share it. “Just focus on you Rachel. Do you, don’t worry about what other people are doing.”
I just don’t see it like that though. It’s like watching a ship sink and having a raft in your hands. But, the question is, is it easier for that ship to pull you down, or you to save it. If you can save it, go ahead. If it is too much, sail away. But always ask yourself…
“Life’s most persistent and urgent questions is, what are you doing for others?”
Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.
LEWIS CARROLL, Alice in Wonderland