Tuesday 24 June 2008 @ 12:00 AM
Current mood: fascinated
It literally turned midnight when i clicked “Post new blog”.
Anyway, browsing through some new bulletins tonight, I thought I’d post the content of 2 of them in my blog today. They really caught my attention.
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk being called sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self. To place your ideas and your dreams before a crowd is to risk being called naive. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair, and to try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. Chained by things that are certain, he is a slave. He has forefeited his freedom.
Only the person who risks is truly free.
– Taken from a bulletin posted by Michael
What cracks me up is the way people use the word love. I mean, seriously – “I love you, I want to marry you”?
You only know the meaning of love once your relationship has been pushed to the limits, once it has been tested and trialed.
Been there, done that. A lot of people jump to use the word love because it makes them secure. But think again. I mean, saying, “I love you” – does it really make you feel secure?
I think the main things making you feel secure in a relationship is trust. Complete trust and the fact that no matter how many fights happen, you never let go. When someone never lets go after so much shit happens, thats when you can go, “OMG I really love them.”
So think again about the word “love” the next time you throw it at someone. Do you really love them? Are you just trying to get them to pay attention to you? Do you feel insecure so you want to say it to someone so they say it back? The real reason, the real use of the word – that’s the best thing in the world. Love. Makes wonders in this world.
– Taken from a bulletin by Ruth
Well, now I’m too tired and too buggered to type anything else on the topic of these 2 bulletins. I shall sign out of MySpace now.
Thanks to Michael and Ruth for posting interesting material in your bulletins tonight. I didn’t change anything except a spelling mistake from Michael, and obviously, for Ruth, the format of her writing. Just a few punctuation and grammar corrections here and there.