Saturday, September 10, 2016

I hope you live a life you're proud of...

You know what's great about life?
It's never too late to make changes to it.
You're never past the point of too far gone.
If you find yourself living a life you do not like; don't keep living it that way.
You can make a change.
And even if the change is different and scary to you; just remember that if you don't like your change, you can always change again.

Life is a learning process.

It's meant to be changed and changed and changed again.

I don't think we'll ever know how we're supposed to live it right off the bat.
And how we live it at 8 years old is going to be different from how we're supposed to live it at 16 years old and different from how we're supposed to live it at 22 years old.

But don't get stuck.

Don't ever get stuck in the mentality of thinking the life you are living has to stay the way it is even if you hate it.

Even if you're miserable and think there is no other way.

There's always another way.

In the book "The Outsiders", there are many characters and there is a lot going on and a lot of it sad. But the one character that made me sad the most is always the character Dallas Winston.

If you haven't read this book, I really hope you will sometime.
If you have, well, you know who I'm talking about then.
Anyways, this boy breaks my heart the most because he doesn't care about his life.
He thinks he doesn't really have one and therefore, does whatever he wants.
He thinks he can't be hurt if he doesn't care.
But, the thing is, he does care about this other kid in the book.
And that kid *spoiler alert* ends up dying.
When that kid dies, Dallas goes a bit crazy and starts up trouble and basically gets himself killed.
The book sort of suggests that he knew he was going to get killed and that's kind of what he wanted.

That's what breaks my heart.
I think Dallas Winston didn't believe that he could change.
He didn't believe his life could change.
He was stuck in this rut and his life was meaningless to him.
In the end, he didn't care about living because he didn't think it was worth living.

He caused trouble with the cops and got arrested a lot because he didn't care.

I think everybody else in the book cared.
I think they realized they could change the way they lived their lives if they needed or wanted to.
Some of them didn't think they needed to and were very mistaken by thinking that.
But Dallas, I think he didn't think he could.

Of course, none of this is written in the book and these are just my thoughts so I don't know if it's necessarily true.
But I write this because I think it's important to realize that your life can change and you can change.
If you don't like the path you're on, you can walk a different path.

It's never too late to choose the right one as long as you are living.

Dallas wasted his life.
That's what is so sad to me.
But, you don't have to waste it.
You can live more and you can be more.

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