I would lose the game of Survivor as reality television has defined it in modern society. I like to see the good in people, maybe to a fault. I would fall for every lie and get voted out of the tribe pretty quickly, most likely; my torch ceremoniously snuffed in no time flat. I find myself longing for more deep rooted connections with people who make decisions with their soul, I don’t have time for anything less. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for” -Bob Marley.
Along this journey we meet all kinds: the huggers, the secret keepers, the hand holders, and even the ones with broad shoulders that light up our world and give us hope that the energy we give will be well received and maybe even returned to us. But we also meet the greedy, needy, depleted, obstinate, and egocentric characters who pull us down and drain our positivity and good energy. It’s never much of a stretch for people who only think of themselves to concoct a useful strategy to get what they perceive will fill their needs. “The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment” -Doug Larson.
Our lives are full of choices each day, each minute, each thought. Our time is too precious to be wasted on anything that doesn’t raise us up and bring us joy. Anyone who does not get you to that end does not truly have your best intentions tied to their own heart. “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be” -Abraham Lincoln.