Meaning is personal.
I’d like you to think about something, just for a few minutes.
When you see or hear or read something, or feel it through your fingers, or measure it in the beats of your heart, connections happen in your mind. Your self.
You take the new, add it to the old, and stir.
What comes out of your mouth, what understanding you gain, CANNOT be untouched by all that you were and are.
Everything new you experience, you bring it within yourself, blend it with everything else you have experienced in your life, and from this new combination comes your new feelings and understanding on what it all means.
Meaning is not absolute. The meaning you get is dependent on everything else about you that makes you… you.
I say this, to ask that, the next time you see or hear or read something and you feel offended, outraged, hurt, pissed or just ready to lash out and hurt someone because of the bad feelings inside you… take a moment, just a moment, and make sure that you are righteously pissed at the right person, for the right reasons.
Just do a gut check that you’re going to tee off and unleash hell on the right person, for the right reasons, without adding your own prejudices and fears and hatreds and feelings based on what other completely unrelated people did to you sometime in the past.
Don’t bottle up what you feel… but make sure your target deserves it before you unleash.
If you take that moment, that deep breath, that gut check, and the person or thing or issue in your opinion still deserves the fury of a thousand exploding stars be heaped upon it…
Have fun. Vent and be free.
If you choose to take any feelings of rage or offense and lash out immediately and put the pressure on other people for them to change to make you feel better…
Well, I take what I see, hear and feel, and I bring it inside too. I blend it in with everything I have experienced in my life, and I come to my own conclusions.
If someone comes all across as an asshat, instead of venting all the time I tend to just ignore that person or write them out of my life from that point on, so the result tends to be pretty peaceful.
To me, life is too short and time too precious to waste either.