01 October, 2010

If you want something done, you've got to do it yourself.

That is one of my all time favorite lines... because it's true. I think the first time i encountered this infamous saying was in the movie The Little Mermaid by the lovable crab, Sebastian as a kid.
Ever since then, i've found this saying rings more and more true... people inevitably fail you. I've been burned so many times on things that i had begun to wonder if it was my fault. Am i a doormat? Sometimes. All in all, i think it's because i want to see the good in people. I want to trust someone when they say they'll do something.
Unfortunately, that is not the case. I've learned that people inevitably look out for #1, and that means that their needs come first. In the end, i have also learned that it really is me. It's my fault for trusting someone else to "share the load" as Samwise would say. For some reason - when someone lets me down, i feel not only hurt, but that somehow it was my fault. That i didn't facilitate (or make it easy enough) for that person to come through on their word. This almost always makes me feel worse instead of better... and i find myself becoming less and less trusting of anyone other than myself to get something i need done.

Some would argue that this is the way it always should be, and maybe so. Maybe people should always look out for themselves, but i don't want to hear that you called anyone on moving day, buddy. Don't ask anyone to house-sit for you either.

Guh. I'm just ranting because i can. If you made it this far, i commend you!


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