Saturday, June 27, 2009

Being there - what do you think?

Why is it so hard for many o us, including myself to be there for the ones you love, and I don't mean being there when they have a problem, but being there when everything is going ok, paying attention to their lives and experiences on a day to day basis. Why do we forget or pure simply not even do these things?

All of us have people in our lives that we love and who are dear to us: mom and dad, brother or sister, our children, our lover, our best friends etc. Deep down we all hold these people very close to our heart and losing one of them would cause us a very grate amount of grief.

Still even though we care and love them, many times watching the latest episode of Prison Break is more important to us then calling them up and asking them how they are, how their day was. I can tell you from personal experience that this can cause a lot of pain to people in certain cases.
I'm pretty sure that if you sit down and let it process in you for a while, you will realize that deep down there really isn't anything more important than how the people we love spend their lives

So why don't we do it? Why don't we call them everyday?
- society doesn't teach us
- my parents didn't do it
- they don't call me, why should I call them
- why should I even care, I have my problems

There are so many superficial explanations to this subject, but I suspect, that deep down, something totally different is happening...not sure what though....

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I'm too busy watching the last episode of Prison Break to answer you, sorry....

    Naaah... maybe sometimes we take our loved one's presence for granted and forget how special it is to have them in our life. We can learn something from every close person and still sometimes we forget that.

    Perhaps one of the best way we can appreciate how much a person matters to us is by separating ourselves from them for a while and looking at things from a different perspective - like when we're travelling somewhere for a while - we'll feel then how much they matter.

    Take care ;) BTW, how was your day? :D