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Because I Need To...that is why!

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posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 06:51 AM
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Because I Need To...that is why!

Because I need to! Because I have this insatiable desire to do and be who I am. Without the thousands of hands of society grabbing hold of me and pulling me in the directions that they think I should go. Because I am an individual! I have my own beliefs that bridge those of others...that give us some commonality, but they do not make me you or make you me.

Because I am not a lover of the rich, the poor, the wise...but I am a lover of the person. The individual that makes up all those things and determines his own fate. The ones who decided to go against the grain...to walk their own path...to be themselves no matter how much or how hard they were pulled at, talked to, argued with, or coerced to be something else.



Because I like original music, those who walk to the beat of their own drum. The ones who hear the music they make and know that it is beautiful. The ones who share that music with everyone. The ones who let you decide to add your own beat to theirs, or move on until you find a beat that matches what you play.

Because we are most human when we can be ourselves. When we get to show others our talents and share all that makes us...us. When we can explore our own thoughts, ideas, feelings and know that no matter what, we stayed true to who we are. That we made a difference in this world....that even the most unusual ideas have and can be the most profound and expressive. And that we matter, maybe not to everyone everywhere...but to someone, somewhere.

Because we can inspire millions with a few words! Because we have intelligence. That our thoughts can be melded with other thoughts and become more...that one tiny spark of the imagination can become something real and tangible...that one person can make a difference! And that that one person can find others who wish to make a difference too.

Because I need to! I need to be myself, and know that others care about me for who I am! I need to make people laugh, smile, love, think, hope, imagine. I need to inspire and create within their hearts the same thing that I find in mine. To share with them the joy of living and hold their hands through the sorrows of it.

Because I am and always will be myself first and everything else second. And that very act makes life for me worth living. It no longer is stagnant, controlled, strict. It becomes mine! Mine to explore and create as I choose to! Mine to make the best of, worst of, and live as I see fit. The cage is no longer there...the shackles are broken...and I am aware.



Thanks for reading...really just needed to get that out.
blend57


edit on 23-4-2017 by blend57 because: Always an edit! : /




posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 06:57 AM
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a reply to: blend57

Not just a rant to me.
Inspirational.
As alway, thanks for posting this Blend!



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 06:58 AM
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a reply to: blend57

Your rant brought me out of sitting in the shadows of lurker-land...to give you a standing ovation!


Beautifully written as always, blend57...and I support what you've said.
S&F
Shine on, you crazy diamonds!

jacy



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 06:59 AM
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a reply to: blend57

Well done.

I also have an insatiable desire,however one that includes leaving the planet. Perhaps a chat with Richard Branson is in Order, and a spot on his Virgin line.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 07:32 AM
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It can get lonely at times. Hopefully, you're an introvert, lol.



Here labeled as a lunatic, sequestered and content
There ignored and defeated by the government
There's an oriented public whose magnetic force will pull
But away from the potential of the individual



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 07:33 AM
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a reply to: blend57

Makes me wonder how much of a giver you are to others.
Life among other humans is at the least about compromise.
I found little or none in your personal tirade.
You build yourself into a very isolated position among your fellows.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 07:40 AM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: blend57

Makes me wonder how much of a giver you are to others.
Life among other humans is at the least about compromise.
I found little or none in your personal tirade.
You build yourself into a very isolated position among your fellows.

...says the misanthrope.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 07:48 AM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: blend57

Makes me wonder how much of a giver you are to others.
Life among other humans is at the least about compromise.
I found little or none in your personal tirade.
You build yourself into a very isolated position among your fellows.


Hi Aliensun,

Being a 'giver' IS 'isolating' because very few other people are willing to 'compromise' and eventually some of us take it too 'personal' and need to unload in a 'tirade'.

I'm not mocking or baiting you. I am responding, using your own words...which means that I paid attention to what you wrote and am replying with my own understanding (because I am a 'giver').
jacy
edit on 23-4-2017 by jacygirl because: spelling



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: blend57

Well said and I agree.

Popularity is something that bends people like a tree in a hurricane but when the wind dies down hopefully we still stand.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:25 AM
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a reply to: blend57


Your OP reminds me of one of my favorite poems.


THE JOURNEY
-Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice – – –
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
‘Mend my life!’
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.

You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations – – –
though their melancholy
was terrible. It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.

But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice,
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do – – – determined to save
the only life you could save.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: blend57

You'd be surprised if you knew the depth of your influence on me.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:40 AM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: blend57

Makes me wonder how much of a giver you are to others.
Life among other humans is at the least about compromise.
I found little or none in your personal tirade.
You build yourself into a very isolated position among your fellows.

because its easy to hide behind anonymity, avatars and fancy prose. Real people aren't that kind or benevolent. Mostly selfish, self centered and ignoring others plight for fear of losing their own advantage.

The parable about the good samaritan comes to mind.

i don't care what era you live in, its true. Most people walk right on by.

In this day and age we value prayer and wealth over actually helping others.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Honestly my friend, I can say with all decency, that I am a very giving person.

It's what I do, I just don't talk about it.




posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:51 AM
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originally posted by: Neith
a reply to: intrptr

Honestly my friend, I can say with all decency, that I am a very giving person.

It's what I do, I just don't talk about it.


Same here, but 'honestly'... whats your experience with the most of others you pass by on the road of life?



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Honestly? I always give to those when I can do it. I was brought up to respect others, and give when i could. To me, it's just normal to do so. I'm feisty, that I will not debate. Trusting people, made me that way. But I still have a big heart. And I care deeply.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: blend57

I always try to conform to the group.



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: blend57

The longest journey one can take is from the head to the heart

Your rant really resonated with me, true happiness and freedom can only be found within oneself.

Keep being you



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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funny you quoted this, I found this the other day..




posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: blend57

I love you so much right now!
This rant was just wonderful and I needed it!



posted on Apr, 23 2017 @ 09:26 AM
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That was pretty damn good and inspirational, i enjoyed the read :-)



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