I am sure that this article will bring about smoke coming out of a lot of people’s ears. It is about a subject few of us wants to hear about, since after all, “we” control our own lives. Few of us do, though. For the open minded, take a hard look at yourself, or if you find this hard to do, take a hard look at how others manage situations in their lives. In Psychology, this is called, taking an “inventory.” As with anything we do financially, we take into account the liabilities (debts) as opposed to that of which we own or our assets.
You may find that relating our own personal worth, is much like handling money. When we have too many liabilities within our own character, or behaviors, much like money, we have little to cushion our failure to manage an outcome. I have very often heard remarks from people concerning the wealthy which many fail to understand. The one most oftenly used happens to be, “How can a person who has so much money and the ability to have anything in life, be such a mess?”
One of the most popular incidents that happens within our world, happens to be the suicide of someone we thought had everything going for them. Money, house, marriage, career, yet never exhibited any signs of not being happy. There is one unavoidable matter that comes with putting on a “facade.” PRESSURE. Far too many people do not accept themselves for who they are nor do they accept their LIMITS. Each one of us has the tolerance of our limitations, and once we cross that line, pressure begins to build up. Much like a boiler being heated up. The suicide cases, are the minority that do not bother to take into account that pressure must be relieved and “burst.”
The one hard core fact of life is that everyone wants to “fit in.” It is this one fact that accounts for many who fail in life, SIMPLY because they can not accept their limitations or the fact that you can not live out your life through being a “fake.” Reality is reality, and realtiy regardless of how our thinking processes work will deal with any given situation on a “real” NOT “fake” level. However we use our thinking processes, is not regulated by the amount of money we have either.
I can still remember when I used to work in the medical field. It was hard not to be a fake. Fake, because there were many days you had to put up with situations that you would rather not deal with. People, work, situations and then to relieve some of that pressure even more delusional relief through drinking or drugs. If only for the moment. Many who now work in the medical field know what I am talking about. It is one field or “career” that is full of pressure, and much like an actor you have to present this persona of cheerfulness, not just to the bosses but the patients as well.
All around us are people who are driven by one thing or another, one person or another or one situation or another so as not to be THEMSELVES. Many get lost in the mire of the delusional aspects to which they have to present themselves to the world, and many “lose” our to it. A lot of the alcoholics, drug addicts, or fashion crazed didn’t start out being losers. They just couldn’t and now “can’t” accept themselves for who they are. The world is driven by the “delusional,” and it surprised me when I myself, got “real.” Few accept themselves on a level where they manage their lives BETTER than they manage “money.” If they did, they might find out that being “plastic” leaves a lot to be desired for a life which considers everything but the fact that we are but mere humans, isn’t worth it. The friends, the life, the money is all FAKE………, in the end. Reality, by all means will “insist” upon us being REAL.