Isn’t it funny when you grow up, you respect those that you don't even know . . the rich . . the famous . . the beauty not the brains . . you’re a kid, you don’t know any better . . so you join in on everybody’s else's obsession . . you think they’re known to the world so they MUST be worthy of being respected right?
Then as you grow older, your respect sways toward those that aren’t so famous . . they don’t live in a fancy house . . they don’t do fancy things . . but you respect them for the way they live their lives . . their honesty . . their ambition . . their passion for life . . their love . . all the traits we wish we possessed in ourselves.
It always goes back to the little things in life . . it’s the little things that touch us . . the little things people say . . the little things people do . . or don’t do . .
Life is so fuckin’ big that we hardly pay attention to the little things anymore . . we’re too caught up in what needs to get done . . little things like a smile . . an “i love you” . . a hug . . a compliment . . or just being there to listen to what people have to say . . genuinely listen.
So when something seems overwhelming, i always try and go back to basics . . think about who and what matters most . . go back to my values because that’s what it always comes back to . . values.
If you don’t have a strong sense of what your values are, shit just happens to you. . you take whatever gets thrown at you and you learn to accept it as “this thing called life”.
What are values ?? The things that are most important to you . . what you would fight for . . what’s good . . what’s bad . . what’s wrong.
We do shit that we regret afterwards because we’re just not clear about what we believe unconsciously is right for us.
We need to have a sense of who we are, believe in SOMETHING, know why we do what you do. What we’d put ahead of anything else.
I could go on and on about values . . bottom line: values are the bible of your life. Figure out what means the most to you, and don’t settle for anything less . . easier said than done, but the clearer those values are, the easier it will be to make the little decisions.