Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Where It Grows

Sometimes you wait so long to get what you want that when you get it, you realize that it's been a long time since you stopped wanting it.

We don't stay the same from year to year.

I realize now how easy it is to live along the lines of cliches, with all the trappings of status quo.

Frankly, it's hard to carve out your own path. No matter what people say about that being the thing to do. People say that, but the actually carving and the real walking on the path is much different than the advertisements.

All along my way, all the signs point to the road more travelled. It's not that it takes incredible effort to change or to make progress. It's just that there aren't hoardes of people along the side of the road, clapping for you and telling you it's worth it. You just have to think it's worth it in your heart. It doesn't really matter to anyone else if you've made life better for yourself. And most of us aren't big enough to make life better for thousands upon thousands of people. So it's really just about doing it because you think it's the way things should be done.

It's not that incentives don't work.
But sometimes there just aren't a lot of incentives to live really meaningful lives.

What kind of fallen, broken place is this.

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