kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

02 July 2010

:: some thoughts ::

We had an interesting conversation the other day about being in control of yourself and not allowing other (more specifically, bad) things to have that much power over you. The conclusion we came to was that we should not allow those things (whatever they may be; they will differ for everyone) to have control over us. That we should basically be of the mindset of, "Oh. I just saw/heard/read [blank]. I didn't want to. Oh well. Moving on." We shouldn't dwell on it or allow it to control our thoughts if we never wanted to have anything to do with it in the first place. If you do give whatever it is that much importance, that it pervades your thoughts, aren't you really doing more harm than good for yourself? Especially if you didn't want to be thinking about it in the first place? I think that this is an important skill to learn: the ability to move on and not dwell on those things that we encounter that we didn't necessarily want to come in contact with.

Thoughts? Feeling? Opinions? Suggestions?

1 comment:

lotusgirl said...

Yep. It's definitely an important skill to master.