Sunday, August 8, 2010


You know what I don't understand? People with no grit. You know, the kind that don't have any gumption, don't have a "lust" for life, people that don't go after what they want, who are waiting for life to happen to them. I don't really know what is behind this, maybe it is a personality thing. It just seems like I have met a lot of people like that lately, surprisingly most of them are young. Why do I find this surprising? Because young people have non-stop energy, or at least that is what I thought and that is how I was at their age and really at 25 continue to have more that enough energy to go around. So what is it that makes so many young people so... apathetic? Lack luster? Most of the time I do not even know how to label it.

 It seems that many people have become comfortable doing whatever they are told and if anyone steps out of line or starts to bring up questions quick and cliche platitudes are thrown out in abundance and I mean cliche in the worst way. There are some cliche things that are good, take roses, chocolate, condolences... etc. those things are all "cliche" in there way but good. Then there are all the wrote answers to what should be soul searching questions, you know what I mean, the kind that makes you wonder if the writer got them straight out of the "life lessons" book or if they modified them just a bit.

What is it that makes people shy away from the gut wrenching? And I don't mean watching a sad movie or the news. I mean the real grit and dirt of life. What is it that makes people flinch from real things? Things like real love, passion, having babies, death, spirituality, ethics, race, people... the list could go on and on. And it isn't the discussing of these things so much as the living of them. Talk is cheap. (See what I mean about cliches? That is a good one.)

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