Should “family” be redefined?
Yes! The world, “family” should be redefined. The problem that I see today is that even family members are becoming more disconnected, because they lack to communicate and cherish each other. This is why I believe the word, “family”, is starting to become less about kinship. People are beginning to call good friends their “family”, more than their actually kin folk. Is that where our society needs to be? No! So few of us actually understand why families stayed together back in the day, or how they managed to even do it!
Family isn't always the easiest to get along with, but that doesn't mean that you run away from them because you, “don't want to' bother with them”, or you're “fed up with their drama”. Get over it. Ask yourself this: If you didn't have any family, would your life be any better? Would you rather be loved—even if it's tough love—than not be loved at all? It's time to start appreciating the people in your life and stop placing egos in places, where your hearts are supposed to be. Life is so much easier when we stop letting the past bother us. That's easier said than done—Amen! However, the first step to moving forward is leaving all excuses behind you.
In a world where people's priorities have changed, you cannot go wrong by pampering yourself. I've found out personally that even though you show appreciation to your family and (true) friends, few will show their appreciation for you. By no way means am I saying that every holiday or celebration I demand gifts; More so, if I kick rocks for them, they should do the same for me. In this economy, I can be selfish about what and who to spend my hard-earned money on. However, I choose to be kind-hearted and grateful for everything that God has blessed for with and disperse that humbleness with those close to me.
Question: Am I wrong for being humble?
If you ask me, I can be as humble as I want to be. With that said have you ever just sat down and reflected on all the things that you have now, that you didn't have growing up? It's a great feeling, am I right? Reflections like that allow us to evaluate ourselves on our personal growth and self-humbleness towards not just material things, but life itself. At the end of the day you have to be humble with your success and not get big-headed. You came from the bottom, so why would you want to go back? If you answered logically to that question, there is no positive reason to go back. Being successful is not a bad thing, but it will become so, if you try to put your ego over the world.
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