Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Falling Or Rising

And if you look a little closer, you'll see that if a person believes that life is terrible, they’ll constantly look for proof of this, to confirm their view of the world. They’ll find quotes and situations and events in their life and magnify them a hundred times.

If a person believes that life is wonderful, they’ll look for the corresponding signage and behave in a similar manner to the previous person with their view of the world.

Often, this is the same person on different days of the week.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

This used to be me.



Not anymore, I think.

tet said...

i am this person some days of the week.

thelittlefriend said...

That photograph captures your post perfectly. It could be someone jumping for joy or someone hanging from a rope, depending on one's perspective. Interesting stuff!

Sara said...

The bright side person would be me!

another said...

That's why they keep reading this. Magnifying, finding a signage...

aish. said...

Tell me about it.

And the most satisfying thing is, it's perfectly okay. I'd like to feel happy in whatever crazy moods I am in and crazy decisions I make, as long as I don't bother people with it.

Alix Dahl said...

It's odd how you always seem to know what to post, when.

I do try to look for the beauty in the world. There's enough pain as it is, no need for me to magnify it.

Constanze Jo. said...

how beautiful and true in the same way...
it reminds me of myself, my mood's always changing from the one situation to the other...
:)

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, how true true true.

E. said...

today was suppossed to be a great day. But I chose the wrong time to say what I wanted to tell you. So it all went wrong and I'm back to being a pessimist. Tomorrow I'll be better I guess. I always am.

libellule said...

Beautifully said.
You've got a talent.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with this sentiment.

Oddly, when I first saw the picture, it seemed like a person sitting on something with their feet dangling off...or, not really rising or falling. Haha!

Anonymous said...

Life is the perfect balance halfway inbetween.

metatron

Voice said...

Most probably the first paragraph on a monday and the second paragraph on a friday. And strive to be the second paragraph all days in between. heh.

DaVida Chanel said...

OMG! That's me!!!

Farah Humaira said...

wow

Fym said...

pretty true, but we'll move on to the brighter side.

Anonymous said...

Where did you go? Come back - I miss you.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS ME THIS week as i repeatedly told myself that i hate doubting myself and then having to reassure myself afterwards.

thank you for the company.

Anonymous said...

So true...

shara said...

stunning. and sometimes during the same day.

Anonymous said...

I saw this picture and instantly thought hanging then I thought I'm so cynical must be jumping. Then I looked at the writing but somehow did not connect it to the picture till i started to read the comments.
I know think this is a picture staged to resemble hanging, the plug in the picture to show how high off the ground the person is. I think they are sitting on the edge of something dangling their legs. Their knees are too relaxed for their whole leg to be straight.
Now I've written this I think I'm being to cynical. Re reading this I feel like I've just found another section of the incomplete jigsaw that is my life that fits.

Jon said...

Actually, i was jumping, with the camera on a timer...

Anonymous said...

@jon oops, sorry!

nouri said...

That is a photo a someone jumping for joy. Or carelessly doing a funky dance to a hideous music.

klara said...

To "thelittlefriend" and the others : Really interesting, I only saw the picture as someone jumping, having fun. I didn't even imagine anything else.