My Philosophies:

On Life


    Yeah, like anyone really cares to hear this one.  Oh well, you're going to anyway... no, no, no!!!  Don't hit that 'back' button just yet!  I really do have something to say, and who knows, you may agree with my views.


Don't let anger dominate your life.

I suppose this seems like a rather obvious thing to say... but believe me, it's important enough to warrant stating.  You'll live a pretty miserable life if you get pissed about any and every little thing that doesn't go your way... heck, even if you let yourself get too worked up over big things.  Trust me, the philosophy 'live and let live', no matter how impossible it may seem to follow, is the best policy you could possibly follow.  Which brings me to my next point...

Don't ever be too proud to forgive.

Man, I'm really hitting on some <sarcasm> obscure </sarcasm> points here, aren't I?  Seriously, I know that I sound like a chapter from a self-help book (thanks for pointing that out, Kefka), but this is incredibly, incredibly true.  I mean, on the one hand, if someone screws you over again and again, don't just trust them wholeheartedly because they give you an apology.  However, you should certainly give them a chance to regain your trust.  Er... perhaps I should follow this philosophy.  If you know me, you know just what situation I'm referring to.

Friendship is the most important thing in life.

It seems the only points I can make are self-explanatory, apparent ones, but... this is the main truth in my life.  Without friendship, all of your accomplishments mean nothing, for who do you have to share them with, and who do you have to praise you for them?  And I've been through some really hard times in the course of my life... without friends to lean on, and people to confide in, I don't know how I'd have gotten through some of them.  And I know people fight.  That's normal.  But don't let a petty quarrel rip apart a good friendship... because they're incredibly hard to replace.

See and do everything you can.

Hey, you never know when your time will be up, right?  I suppose it's alright to be satisfied in where you are and what you're doing, but NEVER put off 'til tomorrow what you dream of doing today.  Save up some cash, and take that dream trip to Paris!  You say it's not realistic now, but if you actually start planning for it, you may find it's closer within your reach than you could have imagined.  Otherwise... you'll have a lot of regrets when you die, and no one wants that.

Meet as many people as possible.

Well, I'm finally out of the obvious points.  This one scarcely even makes sense, I know.  What I'm trying to say is that every single person in this world - yes, even the idiots who can't spell - have some redeeming factor about them, something that makes them unique, and, dare I say it, even cool.  And yes, this even applies to the Sancdars and Lavos Cores out there.  I'll try not to throw my religion into this, as some people tend to get offended, but every single individual out there is an incredible, incredible thing.  Every person out there has a life every bit as complicated on your own (at least on some level)... and I begin to ramble.  I'll get to the point.  Every person out there is worthwhile, and certainly worthy of your friendship.

Don't hate.

Ah, an impossible-to-keep point.  But it's true.  As far as I can see, there are only two reasons that hate exist in this world:  1) when someone projects their own hatred on others, whether that be in the form of rejection, mockery, or simple violence; and 2) through stereotyping, hating someone simply because you think they're different than you, in one way or another.  Of course, these two reasons complement one another, because stereotyping leads to projection of hatred, and in turn causes those hated to hate back.  And no matter how horrible a sentence that last one was, I believe you get my point.

The only way I can see to get rid of hate is to get rid of stereotyping, a task which I know is entirely impossible.  I can't even rid it from my own life (but then, I do live in INCREDIBLY small-town MS, so that may be part of the reason), but I can certainly try.


And...  that's all for the moment.  I may add more later, but I want to get the other two philosophy sections up first.