“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” – Steve Jobs
The other night I was out at the local cafe and bar I frequent for creative and positive reinforcement, and there was a man who was only about two or three years older than I am.
His bags were packed, and talking to the server about what just happened to him. You see he just left his companion of three years, he said he was fine and it was a long time coming
and finally got pushed to the point where he had to take action and do something.
I felt horrible for this man, because just 6 months ago, I was in a similar experience, it took me what would seem forever to wrap my head around everything that transpired over the last
six months. Only now, the past two months have I really been in a good and positive. I’ve been feeling really good about my life and all the possibilities ahead of me. But if you told me that
6 months ago I’d probably say “you just don’t understand”. Listening to this man about what he had to endure made me realize that no matter how alone we feel or what ever bad experience we go through there is always someone before you, or after you that will go through the same.
When people talk about the bad moments in life and they call it an “Experience” I often wonder to myself if that experience was worth going through, or if it would have been better not to feel anything at all. But with every experience we grow, we become stronger. And when you fill yourself with as many experiences as you can in life, good or bad, something completely magnificent happens with your life.
Life ceases to become stagnate and becomes fruitful and limitless, for your soul over flows with knowledge and the boundaries of what you can and can’t handle get push back, fear then becomes a thing of the past and you become completely fearless to live the way you were meant to live. It’s an interesting thought process to go through, one of which after everything that I’ve been through and now beginning to understand everything very so clearly. I have a clear understanding of how to read people in a completely different way, and, not to judge who a person is but who they could become. And there are those that their creatures of habit, they will never change and must accept them who they are, you can’t change people, you can only change how we handle ourselves.
So I guess in short, what I learned from yesterday’s events about life is, no matter what you go through, tomorrow is another day. We learn, we grow, we are strong, and there will always be someone in the same position as you some where in this world and you are not alone. It’s life, and life isn’t always easy, we have to fight for what is ours and what we deserve in life. You can chose to be a victim or you can rise above and become who you were meant to be without the unnecessary drama.