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Oct. 12th, 2002

its raining its pouring. noone is snoring. got up early and went to the market and im going back to sleep until morning...
ok, so that doesnt make any musical sense, but i tried:)

Jimmy is at an interview. I am catching up on some things online and i need to call stacy.

How does one know they went the right direction in life?


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Oct. 12th, 2002 11:27 am (UTC)
Well, I guess you base it on your happiness level. Always make sure you aren't living someone else's happiness, and forgetting your own.
Oct. 12th, 2002 12:52 pm (UTC)
Life's big decision-making points are so difficult. Sometimes you feel like things are in a crisis state when you are trying to decide, then another huge ball of stress falls on you when you are trying to act in the direction of your choosing.

I think sometimes we feel that our decision was the "right" one nearly right away. Sometimes though, we have to wait a very long time, gain some perspective, and then we are able to evaluate.

In the end, I don't think that there are any "right" or "wrong" ways to go about life. Different decisions in life lead you down different paths. You can't know what the path you are not traveling may have held, so it is impossible to know if you made the "best" choices.

Just try to be happy, try to work toward goals that you think will make you happy in the future, and love those close to you the best you can. When it comes to choices, we all just have to choose what feels "rigth" at the time.
Oct. 12th, 2002 01:42 pm (UTC)
If you're healthy, happy, and have a few good and true friends. then I'd say you're probably heading in the right direction, maybe not the perfect path yet, but at least it's still in front of you, and not behind you.

Hi Lisa, How are you?

Oct. 12th, 2002 01:46 pm (UTC)
I think it's an unanswerable question, "What If". In all of life's
twists and turns we are bound to make good choices and bad. Imagine yourself on your next subway ride uptown as an old, very old woman, at each stop you get older still. When you reach your destination and the train door closes behind you, will you feel regret or be at peace with yourself. The train continues on, with or without you.
Oct. 12th, 2002 04:02 pm (UTC)
no wrong, no right?
Maybe there is no wrong way... Then again, maybe there's no right way either. Maybe it's all shades of gray, or better yet, all sorts of colors. Your right direction may not be my right direction. My right direction may not exist... Will we ever know? (And btw: will it even matter anymore if we do find out right after we die? Not that I believe that we shall, but would it?)

Life's big questions... Why am I here, is there a meaning to all this, have we died and are we in hell already? ;-)

Strange, I've never (yet?) pondered the big questions of life have all that much. Not in a long-term way anyway. I wonder why... and whether that is wrong or right of course ;-)

Hold on Lisa, there may be manny sunny days after this rain!
Oct. 12th, 2002 07:14 pm (UTC)
There is no "right" direction
Go in any direction you want to get to anywhere you want to go. Life is an expedition. Just try to make sure that no one gets hurt along the way and help make the trail easier for others to follow you.
Oct. 13th, 2002 03:26 pm (UTC)
Re: There is no "right" direction
i think your resolution is the hardest of all . Sometimes hurting other people is neccessary. That decision sometimes keeps me from the right one. im not in the rain right now. but i easily could be.
Oct. 13th, 2002 06:06 pm (UTC)
Re: There is no "right" direction
If by "Sometimes hurting other people is neccessary," you mean emotionally, I agree, that cannot be helped unless you live your life trying to please everyone. But if you mean you might have to leave a trail of bloody corpses, then I think that decision deserves a little reconsideration!
Oct. 13th, 2002 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: There is no "right" direction
i think your resolution is the hardest of all . Sometimes hurting other people is neccessary. That decision sometimes keeps me from the right one. im not in the rain right now. but i easily could be.

i like to eat cheese rind. (this is jimmy's comment, cause i dont like to eat cheese rind)
Oct. 13th, 2002 10:59 pm (UTC)
I have a bit of insight that may help you.
something that I have learned along my long path through life...
Only regret things you have not done, but had the chance to.
Do not regret what you have done. Because you are where you put yourself, and that is where you are meant to be at that time...
Learn and move on. Thats all you can do.
Oct. 14th, 2002 05:10 am (UTC)
you'll never know lisa,
but look around you.
It be worse!
Oct. 14th, 2002 11:50 am (UTC)
Happiness and not being content with what you have....Striving for more....exploration of limitless opportunities...
Oct. 15th, 2002 01:23 pm (UTC)
im not unhappy right now. I just wonder what would have happened had I done things differently. Everyone wonders this, i suppose. I get down sometimes looking back in retrospect at my mistakes and vow not to make them again. but im not unhappy. just bittersweetly curious.

and point 51..there are so many unfinished things and people i regret.
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