Monday, October 27, 2008

What Life Is About

Life isn't about keeping score

It's not about how many friends you have or how accepted you are

Not about if you have plans this weekend or if you're alone

It isn't about whom you're dating, whom you used to date, how many people you've dated, or if you haven't been with anyone at all

It isn't about whom you have kissed. It's not about sex

It isn't about who your family is or how much money they have

Or what kind of car you drive. Or where you are sent to school

It's not about how beautiful or ugly you are

Or what clothes you wear, what shoes you have on, or what kind of music you listen to

It's not about if your hair is blonde, red, black, or brown or if your skin is too light or too dark

Not about what grades you get, how smart you are, how smart everybody else thinks you are, or how smart standardized tests say you are

It's not about what clubs you're in or how good you are at a sport. It's not about representing your whole being on a piece of paper and seeing who will accept you

Life just isn't about that

But, life is about who you love and who you hurt

It's about who you make happy or unhappy purposefully

It's about keeping or betraying trust

It's about friendship, used as a sanctity or a weapon

It's about what you say and mean, maybe hurtful, maybe heartening

About starting rumors and contributing to petty gossip

It's about what judgments you pass and why

It's about whom you've ignored with full control and intention

It's about jealousy, fear, ignorance, and revenge

It's about carrying inner hate

It's about having inner love, letting it grow, and spreading it

But most of all, it's about using your life to touch or poison other people's hearts in such a way that could have never occurred without you


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