Condemned to the depths of hell!

Our decisions are based on our knowledge and perception of right and wrong. Each person’s upbringing brings along a different set of morals, values habits and manners; if only you observe closely, the variations are staggering. As people grow up, their experiences with other people alter their point of view at times subtly, at times significantly.

And so, a person’s decision-making skills say a lot about the different facets of his personality: His understanding of the ways of the world, his perception of the world, how he thinks the world perceives him, his beginnings, his struggles and consequent successes, his hits and misses, his vices, his insecurities, his surrounding and capacity to adapt and above all his own self evaluations.

If your values and morals are self-professed, and you make our own rules, and set your own principles and beliefs, is there a need to judge another’s ways? When you learn to love yourself for what you are and don’t punish yourself for what you aren’t and what you ought to be, you have learnt the art of empathy and emulation. And this quality makes clear the difference between established facts and colored truths.

And once the happy realization dawns on you, you will realize the true weight of the words “to each his own… “

Sweet Dreams (Marilyn Manson)

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas–
Everybody’s looking for something.
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abus
ed…

sensing

Snapshots of a wholesome existance…

Obituaries are most often than never the most deeply felt and the best piece of literature written about you. Too bad you’re not around to know, how people who loved you feel about you. May be that’s why they say, appreciate with your eyes and your heart, without spite or malice, that too in good time.

Most people you meet, you might not like everyone, but have qualities that you have come to admire.

The day you hold people in high esteem for the strength that they carry with them, is the day you find empathy inside you. It makes you stronger to avoid judging anyone for their actions. Think about it, there the people you know who can be caring, loving, open-minded, sympathetic, liberal, opportunists, politically inclined, abused, abusive, infidels, with colored perspectives, neutral, or just plain human.

When you take your association with any of these people one notch higher, i.e. when they are no longer your friends, colleagues or acquaintances, you become comfortable bringing your thoughts closer.  There is no reason for all of your relationships to have a tag. You know you’ve grown closer to people, when you share your perspectives with them or find yourself at ease to share your point of view without the fear of offending them.

And once they feel free to open their minds to you, you realize that you can see qualities in them that you don’t possess. Now it’s up to you to compete with them or feel blessed that you have encountered such wonderful people in your lifetime!

I came across the perfect song for this theme, courtesy Lenka. Taking your existence for granted is probably the best bus you’ve missed! Read the lyrics and judge for yourself.

Live Like You’re Dying
One of these days
You’ll be, under the covers
You’ll be under the table and you’ll realize

That all of your days are numbered
All of them one to one hundred
All of them millions
All of them trillions

So what are you gonna do with them all?
You cannot trade them in for more, no no…

Take every moment; you know that you own them

Gimme a reason
To fight the feeling
That there’s nothing here for me

‘Cause none of its easy
I know it wasn’t meant to be
I know it’s all up to me
It’s all up to me

So what am I gonna do with my time, oh…

Take every moment; you know that you own them
It’s all up to you to do whatever you choose

Live like you’re dying and never stop trying
It’s all you can do
Use what’s been given to you

All of the moments you didn’t notice
Gone in the blink of an eye
And all of the feelings you can’t help feeling
No matter how you try…

It’s all you can do
Use what’s been given to you…