This has been something I’ve have had to deal with and get past even in my later years.
Many people put stock into this wolf in sheep’s clothing only to discover in the end it’s not really as rewarding as we expected it to be. This is something we unknowingly learned as a child.
How many times did we envy the kid with the new toy, doll, video game or bike?
Or were you the kid with something cool and others flocked to you in admiration?
We felt that overwhelming feeling of acceptance like we were on top of the world and no other feeling would ever come as close, but as we get older the face of it changes and the high it gives us is just as intoxicating as heroin where we want more.
I have caught myself wanting this feeling but understand that as great as it does feel that it needs to be taken stride.
Some of us are deprived of certain human interaction, emotions and social status. When we have a just little taste that’s all it can take to consume us.
Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with this but it can lead to sorrow if you get caught up in it.
The media and along with other self serving individuals make it look so glamorous.
That happiness can only be obtained if you are part of this crowd, dress this way or believe in what they offer is the answer to all for your woes.
Well I’m here to say it’s not true!!! Being an Actor, Musician, Athlete or Socialite is all hype spun by someone who sits on a very high mountain. They know a lot of people are looking for hope or just something to believe in that will love them back to fill that void in their life.
These people are often taken advantaged of or preyed on until they no longer have something to offer. From here they are cast out of the so called Circle that showed them the attention and love they were seeking. This can hurt just as much as losing a loved one and have a dyer outcome.
It’s a very understandable human trait and it’s not a defect.
The best example I could offer is if you planted flower seeds. Water them everyday until they sprout. Once they have grown you stop watering them as often. Now you will notice some will start to wilt but some are still strong.
This comes down to having good roots that will help cope with the lack of water. The ones that wilt need more attention because they do not have strong roots to survive hence the point of what the Circle does to someone.
The fault is with the people who say were here for you until the end and when the end is near you see them fading into the background in your rear view mirror.
Right now there’s so much to be depressed about with the economy the way it is.
We are all looking for that hand to reach down to us in our time of need and pull us to our feet. I’m not saying to not accept it but not be depended on such things that have about the same odds as a $5 slot machine.
This is not the answer to anything but just an overview of what I see happen day in and out. There is nothing wrong with dreaming (I did plenty of this is High School) if it’s in your heart seek it out and make it yours. Just make sure what you seek is something you have passion for. Fight for it as long and as hard you can but understand like all things in life it’s a gamble. And when you gamble always have something to fall back on.
Remember True Friends and Family will be there for you no matter what your status in life is.
I’m writing this just to offer my 2 cents take it for what its worth and it if opens your mind and eyes pass it on.
My only goal is to make an Impact in a good way with words or just sharing a moment with someone.
And to Quote the Great Prophet Bill Hicks
“I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.”