|Riddle Me This...
||[Nov. 23rd, 2007|03:55 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Whose life are you living?
Is it the one your parents wanted for you? Or the one they forbid you to have?
Is it the life you thought you were supposed to live?
Or the temporary life you've been living until your REAL life starts?
Is it the life you stumbled into? Or the one you carefully constructed a long time ago, when you were a very different person?
Whose life is it?
2007-11-23 03:52 pm (UTC)
My life is now very much my own. I struggled for a long time to figure out exactly who I was, and what I wanted my life to look like, and how I wanted to live. It was a long and very difficult process, but through therapy, love, and hard work, I succeeded.
Is it the life my parents wanted for me? Who the hell knows. That would have meant that they cared enough about me to have opinions.
Is it the life I thought I was supposed to live? Probably not. But then again, I've never been sure what "supposed to" would have looked like. I guess if you look at it in a more abstract sense, I'm living a thoughtful and people-filled life, so perhaps I am.
The temporary life? No, this is most assuredly and happily very real.
Stumbled onto or carefully constructed? Both. Random events have shaped my life and been a vector for change. What I did with those events, and how I integrated them into my life was conscious.
Good questions :)