I don't do it daily, as my preachiness would be overwhelming, but once a week I post a #thoughtfuldailypost to leverage the blockchain to spread some constructive vibes and join my buddy @wesphilbin. This week, I delve into a bit of sympathetic seintiment and I encourage you create your own and join us at #pypt every Thursday on The Ramble. https://discord.gg/ES9kaN
The Strength and Struggles we don't see
I know I fight my share of battles on any given day as I am dedicated to helping others and take on some of their problems. I am not alone in this. It takes a good amount of effort and dedication to others to handle your own struggles and share those of your fellow human.
At the same time, I try to burden others less with my trials. Sometimes, I feel I am swimming frantically to keep my nose above water while others I can tread at a relaxed pace knowing I have conquered my own battles for the time being, and have helped others.
Not everyone has such a handle, many are overwhelmed by life and that can manifest itself in many ways.
A few things struck me about this meme.
- Fake it til you make it? - This is another way of just owning it and forging forward as that is how things are done. Confidence and progression get things done but you have to know some folks do nothing but fake it and still need help.
- Health is fleeting - Just like an escalator going down, if you stand still on your health, you are headed to the bottom floor. It is tough to stop those sands from falling to the bottom part of the hourglass of life but a valiant fight to slow every one.
- Brave faces are often armor pieces - Smiling faces do light up the world and it is worth paying attention to them to make sure they are authentic, and work to help spread that happiness. Many folks miss Robin Williams who is a well-known example of this.
- Everyone is insecure about something - You can see the most confident and attractive person and assume they are cool with their self image. In many cases, they are overcompensating for an insecurity that can be crippling to others. There are also people who have no idea the true beauty they have. Help those folks find that
The last statement sums it up so well in a simple and powerful truth. We are all fighting our own battles. Often to the point where we cannot even relate to those of the people with whom we interact. Someone may not be simply be purposely being a dick. They may actually be losing the battle they fight and be in need of help.
So, try pausing to relish the fact that the universe has tried to kill you since the day you were born......and you have conquered. You have something to offer someone who may be almost gone and there may be no greater cause. Discover the battles others are fighting before you assume you have found and adversary. You may find yourself a powerful and lifelong ally.