Monday, November 14, 2011

With age comes wisdom, or so it should....

I have always lived under the misconception that people who are older are wiser. I never understood it was a misconception until recently. I think most of us live in a fantasy world that creates this mold of what people should be like. I am no exception to the rule, I let the world and the people around me dictate how I view others. The sad truth is, now that I form my own opinions I wish I could go back to the fantasy land I once lived in. I now believe that people are cruel just for the pure fact they are miserable and want company. Forgive me for the lack of sympathy but it is the truth. I could spend my time being miserable and trying to bring people down, when in reality that is not who I am at all. I would rather spend time building people up and helping them survive in a world that has become more cold than the breeze outside my door. Everyone has their struggles and while others voice theirs quite loudly, I would rather not share my problems. However here is a little insight as to why I wake up every morning grateful for what God has given me. I was diagnosed with a rare ankle disorder at the age of 10. I was the 36th kid in the United States to ever have this problem, I am the ONLY one who to this day can walk without crutches or is not completely immobile and confined to a wheel chair. Although the worst of that disease is gone it has left me with arthritis in both of my legs since then, however I can still walk. If that does not make you humble everyday I do not know what will. I wake up believing there is a reason why I can walk and run without too much pain. Miracles like that don't just happen by chance. So instead of being harsh and critical maybe you should step back and realize, life really is not all that bad. Instead of trying to silence someone promote their voice. Promote good and well being, be someones hero and stand up for whats right. Be a light in a world full of darkness! And for those who are of the older generation I hold you to a higher standard especially. You have seen more things, and done more things than us and that right there should make you feel a sense of conviction to teach the younger generation how to survive and live well. Do not do the opposite and promote dysfunction and chaos.