The Five (of many) Philosophies of life. We come across these maxims everyday. Opportunities to exercise a difference. To be different. However, at the speed at which we fly, there’s just no time to really sit and think about them. I recently (yesterday) realised how important the first philosophy is to me.
[Oh by the way, if you're wondering where the philosophies are, i've included them below, only because i wanted you to read what i thought about it first...just...]
When I read the second I realised that it made sense. I didn’t cry when my grandfather died, I had my reasons, one of them was that I didn’t know him well enough and the other is he didn’t want us to know him well either. I was cool with that. Like I said. I have my reasons. I didn’t cry when good friends turned bad, I didn’t cry when something I thought special – disappeared.
The third is kind of hard, but not impossible. It makes you feel weak and wimp-like, but in reality you’re anything but that. So if any of you have and are successfully practicing Philosophy number 3, I think that’s a good thing. Philosophy number 4. It’s hard to accept sometimes, but it’s true. The only true happiness we can receive is when we search for the emptiness we have inside and fill it. The lines can blur so many times…but then stick to it, yeah? I know I’ve bruised myself enough, but then before I can successfully lapse into a jaded defeat I immediately bulk up on something I’d like to call a reality check and know in my heart I’m better off than more people I’ll ever know.
Philosophy number 5. Kinda ties in with 4 don’t you think? It balances that sense of loss or self imposed isolation we tend to associate it with it. I’d like to share mine in every way possible.
[Imagine a bard standing on pedestal of some kind loudly announcing these theatrically, with aplomb. With conviction.]
I - "DON'T LET SOMEONE BECOME A PRIORITY IN YOUR LIFE...WHEN YOU ARE JUST AN OPTION FOR THEM....."
II - NEVER CRY FOR ANY RELATION IN LIFE BECAUSE FOR THE ONE WHOM YOU CRY DOES NOT DESERVE YOUR TEARS AND THE ONE WHO DESERVES WILL NEVER LET YOU CRY.........
III - TREAT EVERYONE WITH POLITENESS EVEN THOSE WHO ARE RUDE TO YOU, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT NICE BUT BECAUSE YOU ARE NICE........
IV - NEVER SEARCH YOUR HAPPINESS IN OTHERS WHICH WILL MAKE YOU FEEL ALONE, RATHER SEARCH IT IN YOURSELF YOU WILL FEEL HAPPY EVEN IF YOU ARE LEFT ALONE.......
And V - HAPPINESS ALWAYS LOOKS SMALL WHEN WE HOLD IT IN OUR HANDS. BUT WHEN WE LEARN TO SHARE IT, WE REALIZE HOW BIG AND PRECIOUS IT IS!