Let’s just get real with each other. Starting today. Starting now.
Let’s stop the whole “who can care less game” and start expressing what we really want: our feelings. Because what’s the point? For the world to think you’re a selfish human being who cares about no one but herself? Who can’t tell someone she loves him then kiss him and tell him her heart’s desire? Because what is a world without truth and feelings and expression? Like we’re all afraid to seem desperate and vulnerable, to seem like we care.
But we do. A lot of times we care entirely too much. And that hurts sometimes and it’s raw and it’s real and we’re afraid. Afraid of the suffering that opening yourself up may entail. Afraid of rejection in life and in love.
And let me tell you, it sucks. It really, really sucks, but you know what I’ve learned? I’ve learned that life is all about the ride. It’s about strapping in, holding on, and enjoying this fabulous ride we call life. And there are twists and turns, bumps and bruises, but I can tell you what: when you make the decision to get on, you will never be the same.
You will grow and fall in love. First with your family and then with someone special. But you’ll fall out of that love and it’ll hurt like hell and you won’t feel like continuing the ride. Like you cannot press on. But you do. And you find friends, true and fake. You’ll learn the difference. And they will become you’re world for a while. When you’re heartbroken and lonely and drunk. They’ll be there. So thank them for that and do the same for them. You’ll find a passion and call it a career, and if you don’t? Well, that’s unfortunate. But you press on. You find the true love of your life and have children and fall in love again and again with every child you bear.
So let’s start caring. Let’s start showing people true affection. Let’s say “I love you” and “you’re an unhealthy part of my life” and “I’m not sure what I’d do without you.” When we are sad, let’s get good and sad. When we’re angry, let’s get good and angry. But when we’re happy, let it shine and radiate through the depths of our being. Yeah. Let’s do that.
Let’s get real with each other, for we’ll be dead soon enough.