Over the years there have been a few times when I’ve fantasized about running away to a distant place. A place where I was unknown to all those who lived there. A place where I could start a new life.
But each time that urge would come, the same thought would stop me. It was the thought of all those that I would have to leave behind in the process. How could I leave my family behind? The ones who had always been there for me, loved me and cared for me. With that thought, I never left.
But some do. Some people do it gently, leaving as little damage behind as possible. Others are like tornadoes, ripping through everyone in their path and tearing them apart as they flee. They show no concern over the pain that they are causing to those around them. They seemingly care about no one, but themselves.
To make this choice when those in their life had treated them poorly and had never shown them love, is somewhat understandable. But, to do this when their family has done nothing but show them love, care for them, and help them, is baffling.
These people leave a trail of unjustified destruction along their path. In the process, those who love them are hurt, left and thrown away without a cause. Why? Why hurt people in such a way, such a selfish way?
Selfishness may feel good for a moment, but if it becomes a way of life, then one day it will come back to haunt them.
Life is short, but people seem to forget that. Our loved ones won’t be around forever. We won’t be around forever. Sure, life would be grand if we could just up and leave every time the wind blew, but life isn’t supposed to work that way. Life isn’t only about us and what we can get for ourselves. It’s about others too.
We are a people of hasty decision making. That is, until we learn better. Unfortunately, some learn too late and others never do. For those unfortunate ones, it may be a sad day when they’re laying in their death bed, surrounded by potentially…no one.
What’s the point of it all?
“Never make a permanent decision based on temporary feelings.”