“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald
You lost the game.
You won it next week.
You fell down.
You got back up.
You’ve been hated.
You’ve been loved.
Why is it easier for people to cling to the negative?
It could be, like Tupac said, that “fear is stronger than love.”
Or it could be the result of societies current dogmas.
Societies change, history shows us this, but it always begins at an individual level.
You may have been defeated once, or even hundreds of times, but life is not done with you yet.
Don’t confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
80° weather and sunny, I can definitely enjoy this…At least for the next few days until the weather dropped to the 40’s on Friday. Anyway, this second week consisted of searching for a room and applying to jobs. I checked out multiple places and some were more interesting than others.
The first house I looked at had gun signs all over the outside of it, stating that violators will be shot. Interesting.. The people who lived there were from Georgia so maybe they were just used to trying to scare people with guns and gun signs. The guy who was showing me the house, who was around my age, asked me, “since you are a teacher how will you work during the summer? I don’t like people hanging out at the house.” Wow, that’s weird, maybe I won’t! So I definitely was not choosing to live there. The second house was even more interesting. I arrived in the evening, and to begin I’d like to say that we are all unique in our own ways; the world would be boring if we were all the same. The people at this second house were just different from me. They had animal bones and satanic figures throughout the house. They did seem like really nice people, but I don’t want to be in a satanic environment. So that was a no. My friend Kory came with me to the third house, which I visited on a different day than the other two. Marijuana is very normal in Colorado so it wasn’t surprising to see that in the third house… But the cocaine and rolled up $2 bills were a little surprising. There were scarface posters in each room and also a big flat screen TV in each room!! Haha, yes, even the bathroom! Ask Kory for the video of the bathroom TV if you’d like. Also the room I was looking at had been shot up by the owner. The girl showing me the room said that her boyfriend liked to shoot the wall sometimes and that he comes home at random times throughout the night. Gangster. It’s very interesting seeing multiple ways of life. It’s like, what makes someone do what they do? It’s cool though, because like I said, the world would be super boring if everyone was the same. I appreciate all the differences, but I know what sort of people I want to surround myself with. “If you hang out with 5 millionaires you are bound to be the 6th.” The people we surround ourselves with have a tremendous impact on our lives. Anyway I checked out a couple more rooms. I had emailed about 40 different people on craigslist to view each room. We have to persevere in this world to get what we want.
The next two rooms I checked out were actually great! The people seemed nice, considerate, and down to earth. I accepted the room at the last place I checked out. I look forward to having my own room and not sleeping on a couch!
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