Had an interesting turn of events as of late. A lovely reminder of that which I walked away from so long ago. Ungrateful people. A situation arose in my life wherein I offered help, it was initially accepted, and then once it was successful, abruptly disregarded. All of which was on a voluntary basis and all of which was for the greater good of someone innocent and in dire need.
At first I was appalled. I was shocked and saddened to see the tides turn so quickly, to see the power trip arise from within another, the person in question being helped. All I could do was shake my head in disbelief. No matter how many ways I tried to explain the logic behind what was being accomplished, I was met with ignorance and blatant disregard. I sort of liken it to someone complaining about their health while waiting in the drive through at their favorite fast food place that they frequent. It was that ridiculously asinine. It taught me to remember that, "No Nita, you REALLY can't fix stupid!" Even when you try repeatedly to educate it and cite various resources for that knowledge.
So, I had a choice when faced with this idiotic behavior. Dig my heels in and fight those who were acting out of line, or cut them out and let them go about their lives wondering why they're wasting money on things that aren't working for them. All the while they're playing victim and complaining to anyone who will listen about the same. Indeed, you learn very quickly that other people's paths aren't your concern. Only your own. Let me repeat that, ONLY YOUR OWN.
You know in your heart and mind what's true and what's lies. You also know where your intentions lay and what you were trying to accomplish. We DO NOT control other people, even when we have the best of intentions and knowledge to share. Everyone here is just bobbing along of their own will and intents. That's where grace and acceptance come in. Having the where with all to see what's really going on and being educated enough to just let it go, recognizing that it's not your battle to fight or overcome, is absolutely priceless. People are who they are; good, bad or indifferent. Some get drunk on the attention they can get from being of use to another. Others enjoy making a difference without a stitch of notoriety for their good deeds. One in all honesty isn't any better than the other. They're just different.
In the end, our differences are what make us so wonderful. We learn so much through contrast, experiencing that which we don't want to be, endure or believe in. I believe in the goodness within all of us and I've seen some amazing people do some beautiful things this past month. In the end, I learned that no matter how much you try and help those you have an investment in, that they first have to be willing to help themselves. Without doing so, they never learn; and that's okay. Not everyone in life is going to be open or ready for the next chapter of their lives. Nonetheless, that doesn't mean however that you stop writing your own. Remember that. I love you.
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