Houses of the Broken and Other Stories

Changing the Rules?

Why keep trying to beat someone at a game you don’t want to play? Interests and focuses evolve and change as we learn new things about our world and ourselves.

THEY say “Hold On!” But whose dreams am I holding on to? What do you do when you realize you’re still trying to measure yourself by goals you set before you even  joined the adult world? Naive expectation based on the way things “should” be, informed only by hope, logic and fairy tales.

This is not the way of the world.

The legacy of civilization carries with it inherent flaws which have defied evolution, lurking in the shadows of subtext. A generation is a small window of time, educated by its peers and environmental influences; it fails to grasp the bigger picture of how the machine began or the necessary evils that make it tick.

There is no level playing field and there never will be.

I neither want nor expect to have the life I wanted at 20. The world changed, forcefully, not long after that. The bright hopes on the horizon flickered and faded. Things got harder, things got leaner and the competition for merely enough to pay the bills increased.

It’s been that way ever since. Wondering when the other shoe is going to drop has become a way of life. Someone stole the brass ring and sold it for scrap.

It’s a new game… the old rules are useless.

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4 responses

  1. I agree it’s definitely and evolving world!

    March 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm

  2. Then if you put it that way, all my hopes for the future is nothing but an illusion to keep me aiming for the Carrot.

    March 19, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    • Going for what you want now isn’t wrong, just be willing to accept change as it comes. :) The carrot is a lie…

      March 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

  3. No clash on that point . . . not at all.

    March 19, 2014 at 6:26 pm

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