This is an interesting take on insanity!
ONE THING I LEARNED
One thing I have learned from my clients is that we all have a darkness inside of us waiting to be set free. It means fighting for what you believe in, and no matter how many times you personally screw up, and no matter how many people you may hurt, you have to redeem, and you have to fight with every inch of your being, And if you stop fighting, you may as well consider yourself dead, for that fight is what keeps us all alive. The human mind and body are conditioned to believe that it only has one chance at this life, but it is wrong. The amygdala is a part of the brain that dates back as far as our most primitive ancestors. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that legates within the deepest, darkest parts of our brains. The two combine to form a subconscious amalgamate that powers over us, watching from the skies above. And you can learn to use this if you truly believe in it. All you have to do is believe in yourself and others. Call me crazy, but I believe we are all destined for greatness – each and every one of us. Our purpose on this earth is not financial gain, power, or any variation of the sort. It is simply to honor those who we have lost, and to cherish those who still exist. Rather, those who still walk among us are to be cherished in the same manner, despite who they are. I believe we also have a duty to protect those we love and to cherish those we care about. I have come to the crossroads in my life, and I have realized that I have not taken it because of one factor, and one factor only: it was too hard for me to handle, and I found a lot of destruction in its tireless wake. But I learned something about that crossroad: either path you go and any path you may choose can lead you to great success, or utter annihilation. It is a matter of how you see things. If you look at it as, that particular junction is about chance and risk, you are destined to fail at either pathway you may choose. If you look at it as, the junction is just that: a junction, you will begin to see that the crossroads in our lives are nothing but choices we make while walking it.
COWER OR RUSH THE DANGER
You can cower in the face of the junction, or you can stand up, be strong, and motivate those around you to be equally strong, equally adamant about this thing we cherish: “life.” Seriously, you can wonder all you f’ing want but in the end, you have to take a chance at what you want, and not fundamentally what you believe in. Beliefs are cowardice, but wants are what the human mind will always lurk toward. That is just how our brains are hardwired. I had a man once tell me that he found his son playing with a cockroach once. He was a Psychiatrist trained in dealing with children, and he knew that if he chose to freak out in this moment, his son would fear cockroaches for the rest of his life. But instead, he chose the right path, crazy in doing so, and said: “Hey buddy, why don’t we take that cockroach outside and let him play with his friends?” The kid was therefore never conditioned to fear bugs, and will pass that trait onto his children, and their children, and the path continues, round and round. Fear is hardwired. We are programmable creatures, and if we choose to let life take us by the horns, we are submitting to beliefs, and avoiding our wants. What do you want out of life? And I do not speak of money, or power, or security. You must understand something about the human mind, however. It is built on a foundation of fear, and conditioned to believe only what we want it to believe. If you believe in fear, then it will surely find you. If you believe in miracles, they will find you, too. In the end, it all comes down to one crazy thing: do not dwell in fear. And, you will not find yourself wrought with guilt when you screw up. Redeem yourself, apologize, and travel as far as you possibly have to in order to do so. That is the human condition. We are strong, free from tyranny, as long as each one of us remembers our duties as human beings. It is a simple answer after all: value yourself, value those you love, and take pride in who you are. Now, you may ask at some point: “What if I have nothing to value?” At this moment, you are submitting to guilt, which is what leads us to failure. It is your choice: would you rather cry in cowardice, or scream in victory? I asked the first question.
It is your job to ask the second.