Life and experience

Now that I’ve lived over 1/2 of a century, I guess you could say I’ve got a little bit of experience living. In my life, I’ve been a child, student, husband, father. I’ve experienced the death of people close to me. I was married to the same woman for almost 20 years. I know about love, commitment and trust. I know about making promises and keeping them. I know grief, depression and anxiety. I know happiness, pride and hope.

But in those 50+ years there are many things I know nothing about. Things that I’ve never experienced. Things I never want to experience.

I know that with two ears, you should listen twice as much as you talk. I know that disagreements can only be solved by communication. I know lack of communication causes a lot of disagreements.

I hope to gain more experience in better things. I hope not to experience more ‘bad’ things. Realistically, I realize that I will experience both in the years to come. I don’t need to like it, but to survive, i need to live with it.

4 thoughts on “Life and experience”

  1. Another thought-provoking post from Justj- glad to read it; tangents was starting to feel lonely!
    I would just like to add something… perhaps all the things you know and all the things that you haven’t yet experienced – maybe there are other dimensions to them. It’s hard to articulate what I’m trying to say in a type-written comment… let me try again. Maybe the things you think you haven’t experienced you actually have experienced in some way, and maybe the things you have experienced you haven’t experienced every facet of… am I making any sense? For one small example… you say you know happiness, well, maybe there are degrees of happiness that you haven’t yet experienced – gives you something to look forward to, plus it’s just an example, I believe the same for all of the emotions / feelings you listed, good and bad.
    And no, you don’t need to like it, but having a great support system will help – I know some helpful tools! 😉
    So great to read from you again, I hope I didn’t scare you away with my lengthy, non-sensical, I-have-alot-on-my-mind-while-preparing-to-take-4-kids-out-of-the-state rant.

  2. No, not scared away. Just trying to juggle thoughts in my head right now. Broad statements were put down for a reason, but I’ve been thinking in the narrow and intricate dimensions too.

  3. WELCOME BAcK, j! it has been slightly dull being one if the two tangenteers posting. But yes… Into every life a little rain must fall. But with that rain, can sunshine and rainbows be far behind? 🙂

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