Facts are stubborn things. – Ronald Reagan.
In life we and by we I some people seem to think that they can get away with ignoring life’s responsibilities. As we get older and have more experiences and generally get our asses handed to us multiple times, we come to understand that there are some things in life that are “inevitable truths”.
Some common sense examples of this would be if you don’t maintain your car, it will eventually stop running. If you don’t pay your tickets, Mr. Police man is going to put you in jail. If you don’t go to work, you will have no money. The list of things goes on an on. There are many things in life that no one likes to do but understand they have to because that is how life works.
Cause and effect go hand in hand, they always have and always will. Taking responsibility for one’s own’s health, safety and general well-being is not difficult but does take some work. Do the work! Take care of yourself first, then take care of others, reach out to the world with your special gifts then and only then. You have to have your shit together before you can really make an impact on others and your surroundings in a positive way.
Taking responsibility for yourself doesn’t entail that you are an “island” unto yourself. It is alright to ask for help, to reach out to those who can help you. Everyone and I mean everyone has had hard times in life where they needed some assistance. Assistance is ok, dependence on others for your life is not.
Take stock of where you are in life if needed, ask for help and do the things that need to be done. Becoming independent is not easy but worth it in the big picture of life. Life is only has hard as you make it.
Those are the basic facts of life even if they are stubborn…now back your regular scheduled programming.