Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Dim the lights folks, it's about to get philosophical.
There are people, we all will meet them at one stage or another, who are consumed by the need to out-shine you. They live their lives thinking of you the entire time. It's like a little worm that festers through them. Their jealousy drives them. They spend every second hoping that you catch a glimpse of their achievements and think..."damn I wish that was me." When in fact you may catch a glimpse and think "good for them". Because deep down you are glad that is NOT you. You can sleep at night knowing that you are being true to yourself and doing things for your own enjoyment. Whatever achievements you make , you feel nothing but over whelming pride and happiness. Not bitter, resentful or revengeful.
In fact when these people do something good and better themselves just to out do you, you can feel flattered that you had a helping hand on their path. They needed the push and you were the one to give it.
So wish them well, let them watch your every move and continue on not paying attention to theirs, living your life happily, content and true to youself.
“Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury”
Edwin Hubbel Chapin