teddy-osterblom Falling in Love Every Day, With Strangers not taking things personally bus

“Don’t take it personally.”

Maybe someone hexed me, but the last time I took something said from people I don’t know that well personally was 12 years ago. Whoever hexed me, thank you.

Or is it you, FBI man, who allows me to see clearly by showing or hiding things from me? Do I have you to thank? Whoever has my voodoo doll is treating her well.

Okay, maybe it hasn’t been a double-digit number of years, but a long time has passed since the last time I gave a fuck about someone being petty.

The more I grow, the more I see such displays as cries for help. Sometimes I get involved, sometimes I steer clear. 

Hurt people hurt people, and I no longer consider myself selfish for putting myself first. 

I don’t even consider “selfish” a bad word anymore, like who am I?! As my newest obsession, Young M.A, said: “I’m selfish, no question.”

What else, what else?

To All The People I’ve Loved Until I Got Off The Bus

I love a good walk, so I don’t take the bus that often, but when I do, falling in love with someone during the ride is guaranteed.

I create all these scenarios in my head- what they’re like, what they’re doing when they get home, what makes them smile, what their favorite movie is, how we’d have such a great time together.

Then, I get off the bus and never think of them again. Ah, the joys of platonic love!

Now that I think about it, I fall in love when I’m walking too. All the time, I’m falling in and out of love, in and out.

I wasn’t trying to find a correlation between the two, but maybe that’s why I can afford the luxury of not taking things personally. I know there’s always more just around the corner: people, possibilities, smiles, love.

No one’s that irreplaceable, or that important, as to ruin my mood/day because *they* are in pain.

I’ll end with two quotes from Naval Ravikant, AngelList founder, spiritual mentor to thousands, and overall extremely inspiring figure.

The older the problem, the older the solution.

A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love. These things cannot be bought- they must be earned.”

Thanks for reading,
D

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