Date: Jan 25th, 2005 12:39:09 am - Subscribe
Mood: ugh
Winamp plays: none

I just found out I have this cut on my gums where my wisdowm tooth is coming out, and surprisingly, it's not hurting. The gum is like sliced...but why am I talking about this anyway?

I learned something on sunday. I realized that up to this point in life, i've fallen into many traps that have laid before me as i face all the temptations that this world holds right now.

The trap of the "success syndrome" - yes, everyone wants to be successful, and im no exception. in fact, i have always had a vision that i'll become one of the more successful ones, out of my generation anyway. I believe I'm not necessarily wrong on this (because of my ambitious nature), and I'm not saying that it's wrong to see yourself successful in the future either. However as I have learned, one of the things that motivate this trap is human praise, and I suddenly realize this is exactly how I fall into this pit. It's so true because I always want to impress certain people, and I always like that sort of praise people give in return. Not to seek attention, but for self-satisfaction. But this is such a misleading pathway to take, and I want to get out of it. Sure, I'd like to be successful, but I don't want to do things for other people when its myself whom I have to do it for.

I cannot worship fame. My life cannot be driven by the successes in achieving things that are rather tangible/materialistic. But I am having such a difficult time remembering this as one of the traps that surround me as if there is no possible way out. I'm constantly being trapped by traps.

Why is it so easy for us to love the praises of men more than the praises of God? I need to avoid these traps that keep me from surrendering and trusting, so that I can lead a fufilling life - one that brings me to true satisfaction.

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