It’s Junior Year. When I take a close look at individuals I’ve met at the start of my college career, I am slightly thrown back by how much older they look in comparison to the first moment I’ve shared a glance with them. Ladies with Their preference of blouses over tanks and heels over flats and sandals, and Fellas who have traded in their sneakers for boat shoes, graphic tees for Henleys and button downs. But beyond physical appearances, perhaps it is the burden behind all that, that caught my attention the most. The increasing amount of stress, that only continues to worsen with age (lol). There are a lot of great things that come with experience, but I cannot tell you enough how much it saddens me to realize the simple fact that we are all getting older— and further and further away from our childhood.
Ever thought of why a throwback song gets you in a giddy mood, or a comfortable scent instantly reminds you of a worry-free time?
They say ignorance is bliss, and I believe the simplicity of life as a child is greatly rooted in such a saying. Besides not being aware, and besides not fully understanding the world and all of its corruption, its vices, its tainted motives, a child knows not yet how to act poorly.
It has crossed my mind that maybe life would be much easier, if i thought like a child.
Because someone who thinks like a child, who is overall untainted, purely good, wide-eyed, fun-loving, worry-free, is never the type to think poorly about others— and is never the type to imagine others inflicting harm upon him or her. The level of trust is infinite.
The great picture here is: If you, yourself, have never thought of inflicting pain, doing a malicious deed. If you, yourself, have never created a reason for others to mistrust you… then your mind, being unaware of such things, will probably not be so watchful of others mistakes.
Your subconscious knows. It knows to the core of all your unnecessary worries.
I’ll give you a few simple examples.
Think about how many times you stress about your appearance, … and then think about how many times you have spoken poorly about others in regards to theirs.
We are constantly conscious of how others will perceive us,… maybe because we spend a good amount of time talking poorly about what other people’s flaws are.
Think about how many times you develop a sense of mistrust in a significant other,… and then think about how many times you’ve snooped, how many times you’ve perhaps haven’t been the most faithful, even with little “harmless” actions.
You know, if you never did any wrong, it would never cross your mind that others will do wrong towards you. And many of the problems we have today in regards to relationships with other people has to do with a lack of trust.
So surround yourself with the good, the wholesome, the care-free, and allow yourself to be that for others. You are a reflection of your company, and they are yours.