Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'
I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. Whether life's chain of events are the work of a higher power or simple circumstance, things happen because they're supposed to happen - and each event shapes the person you allow yourself to become.
My theory is that people go through three phases of life that are on a continuous cycle: breaking, blending, and basking.
You are broken as a child; taught to conform to your environment to make it easy on everyone else, whether you like it or not. With age and a little confidence, you learn to blend; build relationships based on common bonds and maintain - to belong. The basking comes at a point when you weigh your options and consciously start living without regrets.
I'm in a basking phase right now, and does it feel good? Damn right it does. Life is excellent and I'm looking forward to the future.
The times they may be a'changin, but whether you break, blend, or bask? That's your own decision to make.