i’m going to step up on my soapbox for a little bit and start a little lecture to the world…hopefully, i won’t end up ranting, but we’ll see.

the world is a big, scary place. it’s true. we can all live in our little comfort zones if we wanted, but that just makes your own world very small. that’s ok, if you want things to be like that and it is completely your right to do just that.

however, i know of several, several people right now who are lamenting about current love life situation. be it that they are in an unhappy relationship or that they are pining over someone, but don’t know what to do.

it’s hard, i know, but inaction is not the course to take. the world is not going to magically work out in your favor and the sooner you realize that and start to create situations for yourself the sooner you will stop lamenting about nothing happening. now…granted, you could be lamenting about rejection, but i don’t really understand why people are so afraid of rejection. i mean, really. what’s the worst thing that can happen?

let me tell you.

some people like the thrill of just being into someone. and if all you want is that thrill, then that’s cool. i get that. i’ve been there, and i know what it’s like. but if you want more than the thrill, then you’ve got to do something about it. you can’t just hope that someone will take notice of you and actively pursue you. trust me…i’ve tried to will other people into pursuing me with NO LUCK WHATSOEVER.

be bold. be courageous. be like the blind man who says, “i see! it’s all coming back to me now,” as he pees into the wind. just go out, put yourself out there and see what happens. what is the worst that can happen? well, rejection seems to be the thing that everyone is afraid of. and yes, rejection sucks, but what’s worse: rejection or never having a chance?

4 thoughts on “courage”

  1. it’s so much easier said than done. putting yourself out there means making yourself vulnerable. that is never easy.

    i agree that a good kick in the butt from our friends can jump start things. maybe once we’ve been forced out there, we’ll be intoxicated by the feelings and the pursuit becomes second nature.

    i give you props for your unending belief in the idea of love. amazing….

  2. good question. i am standing on my soap box partially because i think i’m frustrated. frustrated because if i put myself into other people’s shoes, i too, would probably feel reluctant to do anything. i probably would feel like doing is just too scary, but i would want that someone to urge me on, to get me off my butt, and to do something about my situation.

    we don’t help ourselves out by doing nothing, but sometimes we just need that extra encouragement.

    plus, i think the pursuit of love is always a noble cause and should always be sought out. i believe that regardless of whether or not you will get the object of your affection, it is better to have tried and failed than to sit at home lamenting and torturing yourself. get out there, be bold, do something, and if you fail, hey, pick yourself up and try again.

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