Recently, while checking for updates in Facebook, I came across an interesting posting by a good old friend of mine. It is as shown below:
In Pursuit of Happiness
Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 10:26pm
Don’t let someone become a priority in your life,
When you are just an option in their life …
Relationships work best when they are balanced.
Never explain yourself to anyone,
Because the person who likes you doesn’t need it,
And the person who dislikes you won’t believe it
When you keep saying you are busy, Then you are never free.
When you keep saying you have no time, Then you will never have time.
When you keep saying that you will do it tomorrow, Then tomorrow will never come.
When we wake up this morning, we have two simple choices.
Go back to sleep and dream, or wake up and chase those dreams.
Choice is yours…
We make them cry who care for us,
We cry for those who never care for us
And we care for those who will never cry for us
This is the truth of life, it’s strange but true
Once you realize this, it’s never too late to change
Don’t make promises when you are in joy
Don’t reply when you are sad
Don’t take decisions when you are angry
Think twice, Act wise
Time is like a river, You cannot touch the same water twice
Because the flow that has passed will never pass again
Enjoy every moment of life
The rules to a happy and fulfilling life are not difficult to understand, but obviously difficult to put into practice.
I personally find the first paragraph particularly interesting:
”Don’t let someone become a priority in your life,
When you are just an option in their life
Relationships work best when they are balanced.”
It is not uncommon to find that people whom you thought were friends choose to send you right down to their ‘priority stack’, for some ‘mysterious’ reasons.
I’ve had a classmate from my primary school who doesn’t write to me, and I only get a response from him (if any), after ‘building my half of the bridge’.
The irony of this matter is that while this is a simple rule to understand, very few people actually take it seriously. In other words, these apparently simple rules are often taken for granted.
Obviously, if they don’t take you seriously, or at least, they choose to have you ‘blacked-out’ of your life, who can blame them?
Be happy, just burn down the bridge.