I have seen a LOT in my lifetime. I have learned many lessons. Some the hard way – some the easy way.
I consider myself a person who likes to sit back and watch others. I have a very selective memory. I will forget things I should remember (birthdays for example), but I remember small details of the most inconsequential events.
Contrary to popular opinion, I do listen to others.
I have learned a lot from the people in my life, and I try to put those lessons to use.
A funny thing has happened along the way….
The people who taught me these life lessons, stopped doing the things that they taught me. They’ve become “hypocritical”, “stagnant”, and “entitled”.
Part of me likes to think that this happens to everyone. At some point, we all start to lose touch with the ever changing world. It’s easier to long for the “good ole’ days”, than it is to keep evolving.
I’m sure that one day I will get to a point where I don’t feel like keeping up with the times. I won’t feel like working hard to make myself a better person or to learn new things. But I’m not there yet….
And when I start to feel that way, I will once again look to those people in my life and learn another valuable lesson: When you stop evolving, you get OLD.
“A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.”
– William Hazlitt