There is no point to say things out loud to someone, that you never intend on truly doing, or following through with.
I’ll tell you straight up; that there is no point in that at all.
It stands to reason that eventually the person you’re telling it to; learns that your actions don’t match your words; there’s a reason behind it; and it’s generally never a good one.
So why say it?
The point is: it’s only getting you NOWHERE….quick. Words are just words, without the actions behind them.
I’m finding that most people don’t get this concept at all… which is why I probably always talk about it.
In fact; I sometimes wonder what the point of trying to be a decent person even is; when so much of the rest of the world and the people in it; seem to act like it’s a curse to do the right thing, and to give an actual shit about other people and things.
It almost makes me boring…right?
But….I know that the reason I try so hard to be a positive force in this world now; is because I don’t base my actions on what other people think about me anymore. It’s also because for so long, I was like every other selfish asshole; who only thought about myself; what suited me, and what I could get…even though I knew I was most likely hurting others in the process.
I found out the hard way, that that is not a way to be.
It DOES matter.
You can’t have anything REAL or tangible; or a life that means something; when you are constantly taking and not giving back anything in return.
All you get is a steady, revolving door of people walking away from you.
That wasn’t something about myself, that I could live with anymore; or was proud of doing, or being like.
I got tired of feeling empty inside; and so I changed.
What does it matter?
It matters because the people I love matter. It matters because it makes me a better person inside; to treat others the way I want to be treated.
It matters because my life is better because of the fact that I changed my outlook on everything.
Who wouldn’t want that for themselves?
I am not always successful…don’t get me wrong.
But I do always strive to make my words match my actions now…which is something I never used to even worry about. I don’t think living truthfully is anything but a good thing.
I wish more people, would do the same; I really do. The world would be a much better place….and there would be less hurt in it.
Truth, and your actions mean everything in life. Without both; it simply isn’t real…and means nothing but the story you’re spinning.
I am 1 year, 6 days sober; and I don’t regret changing at all. That is something I can be grateful for…and I am every day I wake up.
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