I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, a little more than I should be.
After talking to our front neighbor, I’ve realized that I’ve got to just live life. Life is so sweet and gives us the opportunity to do what we want if we can break free from our restrictions. I ask myself, “So, what’s holding you back?” I answer myself, “well…”
You see? The more I think about it, what keeps me from being free is mostly irrational. Well, humans are irrational, so what the heck? No really. For example, I want to get back into salsa, yet I’ve been hesitant to go out and dance. Really, what’s holding me back?
The more I think about it, what keeps me from doing things is me! Am I going to go from day to day holding myself back? It’s like tying a knot around my feet and arms to my bedpost – by me!
I’ve re-realized (key word!) that everyone has their own lives to live and I’m not necessarily the first thing on their mind. If that’s the case, why the fuck do I keep myself from talking to that cute girl? Why don’t I just hug and shake hands with a random person?
If the chances of me interacting with certain people for the rest of my life – and I mean decades – why should I hold myself? Sure, I’ll be a fresh memory in the lives of people I interact with daily – such as classmates – but when it’s all said and done, we all move on and the people we used to think about, the things we used to stress about – those all get replaced with other things.
Just live your life. People aren’t obsessed with every little thing you do, so you shouldn’t be obsessed with others’ thoughts or perceptions. Just go out there and live.