A Matter of Perspective


You either die a hero,
Or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

That has to be one of the best quotes in the last 20 years. Whether you've see the movie or not, you know this quote. Now while some may say that quoting this and applying it is a little bit on the exaggerated side. I say that it can apply to most situations that deal with changing who you are. In the movie it's more so about how Batman will not always be needed, there will come a day where they will turn on him, or there will come a day where he will eventually die as a hero.

Now while it isn't to that extreme, I of course can relate to the quote at hand in regards to change. To me, the goal in life is to always learn, because through learning, you become a better person. No one will ever know every single thing in this world. You may know a subject matter more so than the majority, but there will always be someone who knows more than you do. Because things change, nothing ever stays the same, life is fluid. That's how I look at my life, change is constantly needed. Without it, you're bound to sink in that which is the fluid motion of life. But if you constantly move with the fluid motion, not necessarily the same direction, you will always better yourself.

This is the interesting part ..

That's how things are right now with me, I've come to the point where I'm embracing the fluidness of life, and I'm learning how to just let go and learn every single day. Now while some will get that concept, most will not, well at least not for a long time. So when a person decides they want to embrace that lifestyle, while others around them won't, problems occur. While you're off trying to change yourself, and learn new things, there are those who won't understand. They won't have the capacity to accept that you're changing yourself to be something different.

Those same exact people who will attest to being your friend through thick and thin will be the first ones to make a comment about how you're changing, how you're not the same person you once use to be. That's because those people don't like to accept change. They don't like to see something different because it makes them feel uncomfortable. You fit inside a nice little bubble they've built for you, so anything that you do to burst it, is act of war on their complacency. It scares them to death.

I'm here to tell you that you don't have to succumb to their complacency.

Once you decide to change, once you accept the notion that life is fluid and anything can happen, that the only thing that you can do is learn from it and adjust towards the goals you set forth for yourself, then and only then do you honestly win. Those "friends" who always question or have snide remarks towards the way you're acting without trying to understand, aren't your friends. Your friends will talk to you, try to understand what you're doing, and then ultimately support you if you have the conviction to go through wit it. Those people that always say you've changed and want you to go back to who you use to be, are no longer important.

Eventually you will have to step out of the shadows of complacency, away from the train of thought of being stagnant. You will have to step up and make the change towards something that's better for you. Whatever you think that is, you have to make your mind to go after it. And I will tell you this right now, nothing is more powerful in this world than a person who believes in their self, their ideas, and their ability to reach their goal. You will lose a lot of people along the way, that's almost a guarantee, because in that world, the quote holds true; "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain".

If you're thinking about going though change, if you are going through that change and you're worried about all the people you lose, remember that they will always come and go, but the great ones will always stay. The darkest hour is just before the dawn, and the light will always shine brightest then.

What do you think? Does this ring true to you, or do you disagree with the fluid motion of life. Always interested in  your feedback and comments. Until next time guys.

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