I started writing this back in September, right before I moved to Sioux Falls. The title is part of a quote from a book that I’ve been reading here and there. Relating to the fact, that everybody is going through something that could make or break ’em. I’ve learned that peoples response to adversity differs from person to person.
In my mind, there’s an easy way and a hard way to handle this bish we call life. The easy way is treated as a quick way out. The path that people usually take. Which you honestly can’t blame them for. The quickest way from point A to point B is a straight line. Point A being your ultimate goal whatever that may be. Wife, kids, big house, maybe a pet or two. I mean, who doesn’t want that? So why not take the easiest route?
While on the other hand, there’s the hard way. The path people tend to avoid. If the easy path was considered a straight line. Then the hard path would be a drawing of a roller coaster. The hard way may have the same destination as the easy way. But the route traveled will be far more Complicated.
Yeah, you want to end up with a family and a big house in the end. But you also want to see the world. Well, maybe not the world but the country. You also want to cross some things off your bucket list that you couldn’t do if you had a family of your own. *wink *wink. But the thing is, you don’t want to work to live and live to work.
I’m sure you guys have watched the Taken movies so you would have a good idea with whats going on here. But for those who haven’t, here’s a little background information. Shannon was kidnapped at a pretty young age and held for ransom. There was an issue with collecting the money so Shannon was sold as a sex slave for an extended period of time. She just escaped and came into contact with Matthew, a guy that specializes in kidnapping. While on their way to a safe location Matthew questions Shannon about what keeps her going after being oppressed for so long. Thus leading to this caption.
Read this passage, read it as many times as you need to. What you need to take away from this is, people go through some shit. No matter who you are, you will go through some shit. Because Adversity is present in everybody’s life. It’s the way you respond to adversity that sets you apart from others.
Don’t be someone who makes excuses for everything. Because you know, shit could always be worse. Back when I first moved here my account was negative and I had to live off ramen and a tub of oatmeal for 2 weeks. But I remember being so fucking happy man. I was out on my own, I said I was going to do something and I did it man. Even though it wasn’t the best of circumstances.
I remember my first week living here my buddy came over to hangout and check out the place. She pretty much fuckin b-lines it to the fridge and cupboards.
“Where’s all your food at?”
Fridge was empty, only thing in the cupboard was Ramen, Oatmeal, and cat food. Felt kind of embarrassed cause she looked at me like I was eating cat food for dinner.
Right now I’m still barely scraping by but I’m enjoying every fuckin second of it. Still living paycheck to paycheck but I’m beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m not over here bitchin and moanin like most people would be doing if they were in my position. I’m making the most out of my current situation. Because I know for a fact things could be worse for me.
That’s it for this post tonight y’all.
Never forget, I’m here for a good time not a long time.
Stay woke y’all.