Monday, March 14, 2005

Here's your moment of perspective.

I was sitting in a McDonalds yesterday across from the Rideau Centre. Next to me were three people; two girls and a guy. Here is what I overheard from their conversation. Girl 1 was a drug addict with two kids (separate fathers BTW) and a boyfriend who just got out of jail. About 22 years old. She claimed that getting knocked up twice were "mistakes but, it happens, and that's all there is to it." Girl 2 who was probably 20 years old, maybe younger; happened to be pregnant. She asked Girl 1 about whether it hurt to give birth. Girl 1's response: "It hurts for a bit. But, once its done, you are on the biggest high. It's awesome. If the morning sickness gets to you, just smoke some weed. It's harmless. Just don't drink." The guy was sitting there making rants about politics and how he wished he lived somewhere other then Canada.

So, if you ever think that your life sucks, I want you to think about the three people I just mentioned. I want you all to realize that things for you could be much worse. Take pride that you made good choices in your life and have no regrets.

The Hek

1 comment:

Angelina said...

That's bullshit. I mean...just because those two girls are/were pregnant and they're not in the best of doesn't give you the right to compare your life to theirs and think you've made the best of choices in life. After all, you don't know their circumstances or their hardships.
If any, they're stronger to live with their mistakes. Raising a child--let alone two is not an easy feat and NOT in your place to judge and compare your "good" choices to theirs.

That is such an insult. The worst possible situation is when you're dead. You shouldn't take pride in your choices in life--be it right or wrong. Take pride in the fact that you make mistakes and learn from them.
What's the point in living a good life when you have no redeeming values? You live and you learn. The fact that you're fortunate in life doesn't give you the right to pull this "better than thou" bullshit.
-end rant-