Friday, February 25, 2011

Things I Truly Believed Were True When I Was Younger

1. Up is up and down is down.

2. Life is hard.

3. Love will keep us together.

4. All parents love and protect their children.

5. Bad things only happen to bad people.

6. Lots of money will make a unbearable job bearable.

7. All bosses will treat you fairly.

8. If you work hard enough you can overcome anything.

9. All people are basically good.

10. The sun rises every morning and sets every night.


Blue Witch said...

I can do 5/10 now.  You?

la pergrina said...

I'm not sure, which 5 are you talking about? ;)

Kay Dennison said...

I used to believe in all of that, too -- but when I gave up hope I felt better. Now I'm delighted if things turn out  better than I expected.  Does that make me a cynic?

la pergrina said...

No, it shows you willing to look at the truth behind your beliefs.  If what we believe does not match reality  we become mired in emotional pain.  You didn't give up hope,  you just stopped fighting the reality of the fact that there are no absolute truths and doing so does make you a cynic.  

Anonymous said...

Great posts, Colleen. I'm really enjoying them.

la pergrina said...

Thank you, mystery guest. :)

Nic Hamilton said...

Just 2/10 for me!

Andrea @ Shameless Agitator said...

Wow. When asked whether the glass is half-empty or half-full, I respond, "Get a smaller glass."