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Sacrifice is an inevitable part of our lives.  Sooner or later we will have to give up something in order to get something else or to help somebody else. When we were children our parents sacrificed a lot for us, to bring us up and to give us an education. Now it is our turn to sacrifice ourselves for somebody else, like our children or some other member of our family in need, a friend, or a pursuit dear to our hearts.

I can´t help but notice a delicate balance between to sacrifice or not. There are a lot of us that sacrifice all of them for others and on the other end of this spectrum those who don´t sacrifice at all, for nobody. In between there is a myriad of choices in what sacrifice is concerned.

In many respects, life is like a spider web, everything connected with everything, in innumerable ways. In truth, what we give others comes back to us later on, in some form.  I believe that this is called The Law of Retribution, but I also believe that the Big One in charge of this Law also ponders our inner motivation, since He knows our hearts, before sending us the right retribution. Talking about lessons to be learned…

Learn to make a sacrifice is an important skill to learn in life, and it will certainly be useful in every area of our lives. In sacrificing  we learn that in life there is another dimension beyond the instant gratification, called, oh! surprise… delayed gratification. The best things in life are free indeed, but often hard to accomplish, requiring discipline, persistence, and sacrifice, and when we finally achieve the goal we set up to achieve, we feel so well and happy that is difficult to describe. When we dwell in pleasure remembering every baby step we conclude that we grew as human beings and expanded, becoming more self-confident and assured. Unfortunately,  our society is an instant gratification society, and that is a sad truth we can perceive when we look at the number of childish grown-ups. As a whole, as a society, we are not educated to maturity, but to an abnormally prolonged infant state, one that often finds maturity strange.

The best things in life are free indeed, but often hard to accomplish, requiring discipline, persistence, and sacrifice along the way. And when we finally achieve the goal we set up to achieve, we feel so well and happy that is difficult to put into words, but I wish I could have bottled those feelings when I sacrificed myself for a better life! I would have if I could, and then save them to the rainy days! When we dwell in pleasure remembering every baby step we conclude that we grew as human beings and expanded, becoming more self-confident and assured. Unfortunately,  our society is an instant gratification society, and that is a sad truth we can perceive when we look at the number of childish grown-ups. As a whole, as a society, we are not educated to maturity, but to an abnormally prolonged infant state, one that often finds maturity strange.

When we dwell in pleasure remembering every baby step , we can easily see that we have grown as human beings in deep and depth, and expanded and reached the skies, becoming more self-confident and assured. Unfortunately,  our society is an instant gratification society, and that is a sad truth we can perceive when we look at the number of childish grown-ups. As a whole, as a society, we are not educated to maturity, but to an abnormally prolonged infant state, one that often finds maturity strange.

Our society is an instant gratification one, and that is a sad truth we can easily see every day when we look at the number of childish grown-ups. As a whole, as a society, we are not educated to maturity, but to an abnormally prolonged infant state. It is the culture of youth, and thus of immaturity since it makes inherent part of being young and growing up.

For those of us who sacrifice into maturity, even if the world don´t, and who give their lives in search of  their pursuits and dreams, may they never be frivolous, a sad workmanship of attention craving egos. May  our pursuits help us develop our potential, make us better persons and help us leave the world a better place than the one we found.

 

Annie Blue

 Sacrifice

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