What am I, compared to you?
I roamed around a little on this site for a short time. I've given some comments, got some back.
This beBee seems a little bit different, compared to other social media. A little less slashing each other...
I am Joris. Pleased to meet you all.
On social media it seems inevitable to see posts that tells you 10 ways to get happy. 15 ways to find yourself. Etc.
I did not view all posts, you all have written, in the short time I have been here. So please correct me if I am wrong.
I can be just my own biased view. But are we trying, here, to live a life within the boundaries someone seems to set for us?
I need to explain, I know. So what the hell, I'll try.
I am Joris. Many years ago, born into this world. Knowing nothing, trusting people that, I assumed, knew more. I think we all begin that way. Maybe we fall, after some years, to either one of three options. Is that why trinities are so special, viewing history?
The options I faced:
1: Conform to the rules of society.
2: Reject society and take what I want. I am free!
3: Change society. I like YOU to be free as well.
The corresponding fees, I realized:
1: You do not live.
2: You will never be free.
3: It will take a lot of effort.
Figure it out.
You know. Last monday, my youngest son and I went to a concert of Placebo in Amsterdam. We both do not care a bit about money, and so we have little.. We had to travel far to Amsterdam and we knew we could not travel back home that same night. No money to book a convenient hotel room.The concert was bound to end around 23:00. The first train home was about 04:00. We would be home around 07:00.
We had a terrific time. The concert was great. After that we met new friends.
At 07:00 we were both wasted. But we both felt we shared a beautiful experience.
I am a terrible father. I have two sons and two grandchild's. I teached an will teach them freedom, (option 3...).
Ignoring, the 14 ways to.... I allow them them to f*ck up. I did too. When I can I help them.
What am I trying to say? I will not tell. I have nothing to say. I have no 12 ways to improve yourself. I have no algorithm to 'improve'.
I am. I am me. I think I am a very lucky man.
For now, it concludes my introduction. I am aware of the fact that this post is a bit in the vague area.
Try to be you...