*This is a recycled post I wrote in the past*
Turn back and look at my life and damn it’s been a hell of a rollercoaster ride thus far. I’m only heading into the twenties of my life now, and I can without a doubt say I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Psychologically speaking everyone, my age probably have at one point, or another had to face his or her respective encounters. When I see the people around me, I give them a standing ovation for all they’ve faced, cause everyone deserves that much. This piece is written inspired by the phrase, “You know my name, not my story.”
The good, oh man the good; everything about the good creates those memories of significance to our lives. The good are those moments where we stand there at the top of the world and know nothing and nobody can bring us down, how great it is. The good things are those people around you; those memories you share with people you allow being a part of your life. There is most definitely a reason why you chose those individuals to be amongst you because you know every moment of being shared with those peers are good, and they’ll be behind you to catch you when you fall during the bad, and the ugly. Family, in most instances, is fundamental to every person; they’re the people we don’t get to choose but share a bond beyond imagination. Regardless of what happens, they’ll always be there to applaud you for any achievement even if it were minuscule. The good is everywhere in our memory, but I don’t know how many people take the time to look back and notice the good, probably because the mental state of mind is always focused on solving the bad, and the ugly.
The bad, we all hate it, and I’d say the majority of people probably would consider life to be beautiful without it. Man oh man are they wrong; the bad are the challenges life throws at us to show us were more than capable of terminating any setback in our path to fulfilment. The bad shows us that we as individuals don’t have any restrictions, no limitations of hits we can take; for in the battle for life, we are all super soldiers. Rather than a complaint about all the bad that has happened in your lives, I encourage you to embrace them as skill points in the character building stages of life.
The ugly, now this is the worst part of life; I can preach the best for it, but the truth is I’d be lying if I said I hate dealing with the ugly. The ugly comprises of the worst components of life, the hard situations where you can’t find a solution, those reoccurring thoughts that don’t allow you to sleep at night, the people you thought you knew only to learn they aren’t who you thought to be. An only bright side to the ugly is the fact that it’s something that we don’t deal with daily because eventually, we are still capable of destroying it too. A couple of weeks ago, I was having a conversation with one of my closest friends, and he told me that the worst thing about us is that we judge others too much. For some reason, it just disassembled my thoughts and made things more clear. The ugly doesn’t always have to be the hard situations we face, because the nasty can be us as well. Judgements of people are something we all do, but why? What purpose does it serve to judge someone for his or her actions when it has nothing to do with you? People need to recognize that there are always two sides to a story, and if someone’s actions have bothered you, then it’s better to not associate with them rather than judge them for their actions. All this time I’ve judged people without acknowledging I do so and I’m sure everyone does, but it’s probably the ugliest characteristic of an individual, so it’s better to realize that sooner than later.
Life is going to throw some hard punches, dodge it, keep fighting and when your times are coming to an end, you’ll realize you threw the final knockout.