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You are the STAR of your own show. Be true to yourself.
We are all the star of our own lives
YOU are the STAR of your own show
We are the only controllers of our life, our fate and our destinies.
We cannot give anyone the power to influence our happiness.
Our bodies can be forced into bondage, but no one can put a lock and chain on our mind.
"The whole world is a stage and we are but actors on that stage...."
- We are all born as "original" "individuals".
- We are the sole guardian of our own destiny.
- We are inherently alone in our thoughts and desires.
- We are all innocent and blank slates at birth.
- We are the creator of our own destiny.
We can be just about anything we want in this life journey. There are exceptions to that statement as well as exceptions to every other endeavor ( or activity that is directed toward a goal).
The exceptions in part, depend on many factors:
- 1. Our mental acuity (keenness of perception or sharpness) for instance, is limited by the genetics of inheritance, as well as the sum total of acquired intelligence of both parents. Not every one can be "Einsteins", or a mathematical wizard, or president of the USA. But every individual is uniquely beautiful and has the same value as everyone else.
- 2. We are also products of that which we are exposed to during our "formative" years; from birth to our "age of reasoning". That period characterized by a prevailing belief in the use of reasoning. That time of one's life when we begin to be able to distinguish the difference between right and wrong, realism and fantasy, logic and superstition.
- 3. The proper development of character to belong to a perceived world of reality rather than becoming subservient to an abstract theory of "submissiveness" to a fairy tale existence. Religions that indoctrinate members from birth tend to create submissiveness to an unreal concept, or promote radical reactions towards others who do not hold the same beliefs as that which we are indoctrinated into.
- 4. There is also the monetary factor. Being born into an extremely poor family with limited mental acuity and limited access to even a minimal exposure to an education that provides the child with little learning and opportunity for betterment - or the desire to seek it.
- 5. Those born into wealthy families who get the best of everything have a better chance in life but tend to lean toward the other extreme. Most believe they are more 'entitled' to a better life than the poor and see others less fortunate than themselves as having lesser value in life than they do, simply by virtue of their financial status.
- 6. The most divisive of all influences that create disunity, or dissension, is whichever religious cult one is born into. Religion, faithfully and submissively adhered to by its followers, generally restricts the desire for innovation of growth potential and increases resentment, hatred, and distrust of all who do not belong.
There are many more factors that influence the young growing and learning minds than listed here, but these seem to have the greatest impact in the majority and their end results.
Are we only meant to be nothing more than the product of our respective environments?
That seems to be the way the majority behaves. But we are all ultimately responsible for our own behaviors, beliefs, and conditions:, or the choice to remain stagnant or become all that we can be.
Most people tend to see themselves as products of that world they were born into. But every single life born onto this planet has equal value and deserving of respect by others.
Diversity is to be respected - not rejected - or judged.
We must first learn, if nothing more in life than, the ability to look at another person and be able to say to ourselves: "there but for the grace of god, go i". Although this is not a true realistic statement, it does invoke empathy for others (the ability to see yourself in the same life as those you see around you that are less fortunate).
This "EMPATHY" is what makes us the "the star of our own show" here on the stage of the theater of life on earth.
We need to be the influencing factor on those around us, not the other way around.
If we allow others to influence our perceptions, the we are simply bad actors - not stars - and instead we become merely the marionettes or puppets of others' beliefs.
Ideally we would be the positive influences on others, not the negative.
If you find anyone trying to influence you in any negative fashion, or against what you truly know to be right - nip it in the bud.
It does not matter what your relationship is with that negative influence, it does not have to be there.
Simply think of how much happier you would be without that negative influence on you, tell that person to stop, and make it so, by distancing yourself from them, not by bodily harm.
That is the secret to being the "star of your own show". Just keep telling yourself that.
You are the star of your own show - act like it - and so it shall be. This is the power of positive thinking.
- "Negative behavior always begets negative response."
- "Positive behavior always begets positive response. "
by d.william 04/21/2012
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