What they think (Labels & Tags)

via Daily Prompt: Label

Did you know that everyone in this world has more than one label to his or her name. A person who only has one label shows two things; they are stagnant or they run away from change.

I looked up the meaning of label and one word that stuck out was tag. A tag is anything used to identify or label a person or object. One thing that is constant in life is change and because we humans change, the labels we are given changes too from time to time. I always hear people say, ‘oh no I do not want to be tagged a lazy person’, or ‘she has been tagged, the school nerd’. A brilliant philosopher said that the thoughts of other people are so much and you do not have the power to know all of it, so the best thing is to ignore it and live your life. When we think about it, it is the truth; until you stop living your life according to the opinions of others, you will never be truly happy, do you know why?

The answer is that when you try to make people like you or have a good opinion of you by doing what they want, not everyone will love you, there will always be the haters who will label you in a bad way no matter what you do and when you try so hard to erase that label, worse ones keep coming up and the vicious circle continues, is that even worthy to be called happiness?

Another brilliant person said that when people do not understand what you do, they begin to understand why you do it. Also that instead of trying to carry everyone along, why don’t you just save your time by doing your thing and letting others follow you. So you have to live your life for you and when I say for you, I do not mean doing bad things and expecting everyone to support you, that is ridiculous.

In essence, the world will always label you good or bad no matter what you do, so it is pointless to try and get everyone’s opinion of you to be good but rather let your actions show them why they should either fall in line with their labels or fall out.

 

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Daily Prompt: Massive

via Daily Prompt: Massive

Everything has to start from somewhere, it has to have a beginning and an end, a source from which it exist. There are two things we should keep in mind when going through life, and that is that no matter how big something is, it started from something small and also no matter how small something is, it has the potential to grow into something massive.

Take the example of smokers and drug addicts; at first was just one little taste which was harmless, then it gradually increased to another slightly bigger taste which was again harmless, then as time went on they keep pushing the boundaries of how much they could tolerate and before you knew it they couldn’t stop pushing themselves to higher limits; this is where addiction comes from.

This is how most big situations come to be; for example, on my birthday I was at a huge camp with lots of people I didn’t know. I told a close friend of mine and before I knew it, she told five people and before I could even comprehend what was happening, words had traveled far and the whole camp found out it was my birthday, they all gave me hugs and wished me well. Another example is a little baby who always got pampered by her parents, she was never allowed to do things on her own, she had never known hard-work and her parents did this because they had experienced hardship and didn’t want the same thing for her. The child grew up and became the world’s most spoiled brat and when she finally became independent, she turned her life into a wrecking ball and destroyed her family and her parents wondered how it came to this?

We think of a lot of things that can cause the most destruction but what we do not realize is that the most dangerous source of destruction is us humans. When we don’t take it easy and listen, we become like ticking bombs, which is detrimental to those around us. We complain of thieves, suicide bombers, kidnappers, etc, but what we do not realize is that these so called criminals began as babies.

As careless as we are most times, God gave us the responsibility of raising our children well and He even told us to remember him in everything we do and He will establish our ways (proverbs 3 vs 6). Raising children is not an easy job and it is not something that one can say they are ready for. We ought to be very careful and keep in mind that a baby is born with innocence, but that innocence can be broken and something really awful can grow in place of it in the long-run. So the job of parenting is not just dishing out all the love in the world, it also entails monitoring, gauging and then regulating.

It is important to not do everything in excess and it is also important to not overlook a lot of things or relax too much. After all the bible says to stay alert and the bible also says to not worry for anything; not worrying for anything does not mean overlooking everything because just when you start relaxing too much is when little problems pass by unnoticed and thereby begins to grow gradually.