I’m trying to grow up, I got a haircut today. I’m not that excited about it, I told the barber to give me something French and don’t chop too much off. Apparently my French was good, because he gave me a really Euro look.
I’ve hit a frustrating patch. Nothing is going my way, I’m a bit lost for direction. I’m trying to make the right decisions, but obstacles and misfortunes keep holding me down. I’m a good person, but I need to accept life will never treat you fairly. I suppose if I look at my problems in the big scheme of things, they are quite pathetic. People in this world are starving, dying, being tortured, crying because they just lost the most important person in their life.
I suppose the extremes of life’s emotions get bigger as life goes on, though.
As a child your tears are produced over the ice cream you dropped. As an adolescent you cry about striking out on a pitch outside the strike zone. As a young professional you start stressing with life’s dilemmas and day to day chokeholds known as bills, mortages, taxes, insurances, etc. Then as you grow old you cry as you lose your family, your mother, your father, your mentors, your friends, and at some point, your life partner.
It’s cruel how this system works, which is why I need to appreciate every second of the good times in my life. I’m lucky to have the few things I have. I may not own a lot of things, but I feel like I do. I’m also lucky for the people I have in my life, they are what matters most if you step back and view things holistically.
My haircut is shit, but at least I have hair. At least I had money to get a haircut, and at least I could walk in and out of the barber under my own power.
Lesson of the day is to appreciate the things you often ignore.