Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Of Frustration

Have you ever had someone step out on a ledge and get ready to jump and right as they take the first step off they turn to you and ask for you to save them? People are frustrating in this way. They make decisions that they are unsure of and once they have made them they realize they need help and advice. Regardless of whether or not you give them advice and try to save them from making a mistake, they are already too far gone. You can reach out and try to give them a hand but you know that you don't have the strength to pull them up no matter how desperately you want to, it's too late, they've already jumped.

How do you tell someone that they are caught in the moment, and that they are feeling the rush and thrill of the fall, but are only destined to find themselves in a world of hurt? Even if you do tell them, are they going to listen? Are they going to heed your warning, and realize that you speak from experience and know of the pain that comes with hitting the ground? All you can do is hope and pray that by some miracle there is a soft landing waiting for them or someone who is willing to pick them up and put them back together; because chances are, you'll still be at the top yelling, trying to tell them that they have done something that they will regret.

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