Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I am like the English language

The thing that I love about the English language is all the times it borrows from other languages. That is what makes it so vast and also so difficult to learn but also makes it highly descriptive and fun.

I like to borrow from others when I see something that works better than my way. Friends, enemies, acquaintances, employees, employers, love interests, family and total strangers have taught me lessons. The way I handle money, the way I handle difficult decisions, they way I cut the grass. You name a situation and I can think of how I've adapted others techniques into how I do things. You can also learn how not to do things by watching others. Of course some things I've learned from schooling and others from reading but the most valuable classroom has been the world around me.

Thank you world, you've allowed me to use you to become more complete!

So don't assume you have the best way of doing things. Be open minded and let the people around you make you better.


The triangle

I'm back!

I came across a conversation recently. One guy was talking to another about a triangle. As I approached and listened he was explaining that life is like a triangle. He went on to explain his analogy. If your life is 80 years then the first 40 are going up and the next 40 are going down.

What a terribly negative way to look at things. The first thing I said was you can take off the first 20 years as simply development years and that would bring it up to 50 years as the tipping point. Then he interjected saying he was in jail from 20 to 30 so I said then your life really started at 30 making the tipping point 55. We left it at that.

I've pondered it for several days on and off. Personally my life didn't start until I became a Christian at 36 and, in reality, my life began then. At that point is when truly the development years started all over again.I am still in the development stage almost 10 years later. I actually don't see my personal development, or evolution if you like, stopping any time soon. Every day I am changing and growing.

Anyways, the triangle doesn't have to be an isosceles with even sides. If indeed my life is a triangle mine is highly irregular and I believe in the end it will be a quick drop off. If indeed it is a triangle at all. I hope my life is just a straight line going up forever. Whether that be at 80 or 90 or 100!

What is your life? Is it irregular? I sure hope so!