"Thoughout our lives we will find ourselves faced with dilemmas and embarassing problems and how we respond to our predicament will indicate the nature of the person we are and the one we will become.
The nature of our dilemma can either be practical or moral. For my part, I rarely let any practical decision in my life clutter my youthful dreams because I know that once I let go of the child in me, I will lose the man. No, the answer to most of life's dilemmas is invariably closer than you think. When you are in a fix, you could do much worse than rely upon your past experience, as I usually find that if you trust your own good judgement, you will usually find that the fix is in you.
Often I feel that life is made up of moral dilemmas that have been placed before us to test our values and absorb our minds. As growing children, we quickly learn that we have options on every step of life's journey and if we wish to get what we want out of life, we will need to make the correct choice at the right time.
Hence; making the correct choice assumes greater importance if we wish to avoid a hard landing. Everyone understands that it is impossible to make an omelet without cracking eggs. Why then is it harder to see that there is no gain without some pain in this life and and that what we most want, we will have to work for.
If you seek fun along with a free spirit however, never let go of the child in you. It is the child in us that is a constant reminder that jumping in puddles for the sheer hell of it can be magic and result in you getting more fun, more often out of life.
Oten when we are too adult, we seem to throw all of our learning overboard at a stage in our life and years of maturity when we ought to know better. Will we never learn to always hold something back in reserve and that we need to exercise some discretion in order to maintain a necessary level of decency in our person instead of revealing all at the first opportunity?
Nobody enters life's wash house without carrying some dirty laundry in their basket. Hence, all the more reason not to wash it in full view of public gaze. When we chose to wash our dirty laundry in public (and especially on the social media) whatever our motives happen to be, it will invariably prove to have been the wrong choice and we will never emerge from the process without some degree of embarassment exposing us for the fools we are!" William Forde: January 21st, 2015.