PRUE HALLIWEL ::: OBSERVER OF LIFE

i don't want to get to the end of my life and find that i have just lived the length of it... i want to also have lived the width of it as well... smiling when the sun rises... dreaming until the sun hides... but for now, i'm letting go... and this goodbye isn't just a new start... it confirms my submission to waiting... while searching...

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Monday, May 26, 2008

when wisdom is absent...

i am convinced that only when you are confronted with the worst of times will you expose your growth in wisdom, and perhaps, after surpassing an ordeal, leave the past with a diploma in being wise... my guess is that not everybody sees it that way... myself included...

i have officemates, in fact friends, who are now liberated from the chains of slavery from my workplace... i am not sure if it even qualifies as quandary when truth is, we're tormented by staying...

it maybe that dismissal is never a pleasant exit but when you are not happy with what you do anymore and that the only raison d'etre you never quit is becasue you remain loyal, dismissal can be a relief... their lost, not yours... there is so much wisdom to be acquired when you get out of the comfort zone...

talk about wisdom, some of us shun it, or dismiss its value because the word wisdom has a musty, archaic sound to it, more similar to the desire for virtue than to the cleaner, more modern goal of intelligence or the most reliable motivators of ambition, prestige and power, albeit in acquiring mundane wants... id like to believe i am not one...

wisdom can also have a clicheic ring – no pain, no gain... quitters never win... so on and so forth... and simple aphorisms are attractive to whiplashers like some bosses... but for someone like me, wisdom has a unique role to play in my life and in my world... and that it would do me great deal of well to always consider it when i deliberate my actions with my self...

but i have failures...

why do we say yes when we mean to say no... nod to agree instead of a poker face if we can't atleast disagree... it is your birth right to rebutt and yet, you just swallow it whole... any odious remarks deserves a nasty payback... but we wait until we're dead burnt and drained before we defend and protect ourselves...

that is not wisdom...

over the last few days, work has been hell for most of us... changes... there ought to be changes... changes has to be decided in our lives... we must reflect wisdom...

the scenarios were compelling... we respond with a pause... a questioning look... if not, unwillingly admit... pretend to be passive... until resentment tortures our sanity...

loyalty can indeed be false wisdom... before anybody else, stay loyal to yourself... tendency is we forget that...

and in the midst of all of the remarkable opportunities that are afforded to those of us stupid enough to stay, my overly analytical mind begs the question of what it might look like if we were to intentionally quit and turn our backs on responsibilites... on obligations... on friends... consider the chance to redeem pride and self-esteem... but that too requires strength...

the pursuit of wisdom from my workplace is blur... we have to unlearn ourselves and fill it with whole new concepts of how to live... because until the time comes when you have the strength to leave... we settle with cruising and floating by... because committing to stay is not so much different from embracing a vocation... it won't even be half the life you want to enjoy.

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