The road of life  

christo_67 49M
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3/11/2006 8:12 pm

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3/13/2006 6:44 pm

The road of life

I truly believe that the quality of life of an individual is based on the path chosen and their reaction to that path. There will be bumps great and small on every path chosen. Your reaction to those bumps determine how happy of an individual you are. The person that takes these bumps in stride, adapts to the path, or simply chooses a new path will always have a smoother journey. The person that allows their path to steer them and not the other way around will have a much harder life simply by their own nature.
I have a story to support this theory.
Years ago (when we were young and stupid) I worked with a man that had escaped from then communist Romania. He had strapped himself to the underside of a boxcar and had managed to flee his situation. Leaving all behind but gaining his freedom.
He had a crotch rocket that was his pride and joy. One day after work we both went to the gas station to fill up. I finished first, waved goodbye, and left. The next morning despite being a beautiful summer day he drove his car to work. He walks up with a big smile on his face and says, "hey guys, look at my keys!" They were charred and black. We of course asked what happened. Turns out when filling his motorcycle he toped the tank all the way to the top. After leaving the gas station (once again, remember, we were young and stupid) he pops a wheelie and rides it down the street. When he got to the light he drops the bike back down and comes to a quick stop. Gas is forced out of the overfull tank and goes down into the hot engine. The bike bursts into flames with him being able to jump clear just in time. He said that he stood on the corner and watched it burn until the fire department came and put it out.When we asked the obvious question of "Aren't you pissed?!?" He responded " Na, it was kinda cool, besides I can just buy another one."
Having his life and freedom was all that really mattered to him. Bumps that might have been horrible to most of us, to him simply meant nothing.
Every life is going to have a certain amount of sorrow and loss no matter our circumstance. How we deal with it determines how happy we can be.
Like I said, adapt to your path, roll with the bumps, or if it becomes too much, change it.

Maybe a little heavy handed for AdultFriendFinder but it's what i believe.
Thanks for letting me drone on lol.

rm_brandy_boop 32F

3/11/2006 9:02 pm

true heavy for friendfinder but just what i needed My Pa died and I am trying to hang in there and be strong but I want to just cry. Sometimes when you know it's coming it's easier but not this time.

christo_67 49M

3/11/2006 10:03 pm

Brandy I am truely sorry for your loss. I'm glad that, at least a liitle, I was able to help. Remember that he loved you and that you were able to have him in your life. Thats all we can hope for the people that matter in our lives. And if you feel like crying, for god's sakes cry. Being strong and not crying have nothing to do with each other.

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