Self-involved, but with a great taste in music

Friday, June 11, 2010

One of the most ambiguous words no one seems to talk about

There are plenty. The most common is probably love. I love you, but I'm not in love with you (which I actually kinda get.)

But here is mine.

What means the most to you?
Family

Why do you work so hard?
Family

What holds you back more than anything else?
Family

What empowers you more than anything else?
Family

What do you look forward to most in life?
Family

What is the one thing that frustrates you to no end?
... among other things but... Family

What is something that isn't ideal in your life but you can't change no matter how hard you try?
Family

What is the one thing you wouldn't change at all?
Family


Makes me think of the Matrix: Reloaded

Hope
, it is the quintessential human delusion,

simultaneously the source of your greatest strength,

and your greatest weakness.


- The Architect




I don't believe family is much different. Sometimes you don't love the fact that you love them, but you do. Some members you know you wouldn't even like had they not been born into your family, but they were... so you love them anyways.

If you trust someone that you don't have to trust and it works out, that especially rewarding because it's a considerable gamble to put yourself out there. With family it shouldn't be such a gamble (tho sometimes it feels like even more of a gamble) and it's easier to trust in them to come through for you. It takes less from you and you're not in such a vulnerable place. Because, for the most part, even if they let you down, you know that you'll eventually forgive them and they will still be in your life.

And so we put up with the bad and cherish the good, and, most of the time, it nets you a positive.

It's family, right? No one comes out unscathed.

2 comments:

Kristin said...

love this !

i used to say one the most baffling things is that
you forgive your family for more then you would forgive anyone else.
no reason its just how it works logic doesn't apply

Paula Ga said...

wow, had not thought so, I think is a very important point. And if the family is why struggles pear family while you brake.
Thanks for posting about this:)

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