May 25, 2011

P3 Project: Day 66 of 1400 - The Lady and the Tiger

A man stands alone before two doors, both are completely unremarkable and identical. A voice speaks to him and tells him that he must make a decision. Behind one door is a beautiful lady and behind the other door is a fierce tiger. The man is told that he only has sixty minutes to decide which door that he will open or be locked in the room forever. The man decides and opens the door to embrace his fate...

Such is a lot of life's choices, apparently. The seemingly easy choice is that we want the lady and not the tiger, as the tiger is normally standing there waiting to eat our face. However, I have learned that some ladies can be tigers in their right and just as dangerous, even if not to eat your face, but remember that there are a lot of ways to cause damage and a lot of fragile parts to us as people.

However, nothing says that your lady can't be a tiger as well...

And there's nothing really wrong with that. Sometimes, we get in our own way as people and specifically as men we tend to not always do things that are conducive to our continued survival. I spent a good amount of time this weekend hanging out with three other couples that are in various stages of the relationship journey and I began to notice some common threads that I feel must be pointed out as we may sometimes misconstrue these traits as bad habits or even undesirable but in some cases, people just evolve differently.

Yeah, there's that word again: evolution. I'm starting to believe that it all boils down to that one word.

The definition of that word is the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth. But as we continue on in life, we at some point have to realize that we can't evolve without those around us. There are changes coming in my life and as much as I'd like to take the credit for it all, some of these changes wouldn't have happened with the external stimulus of those around me. I spent a great deal of time demonizing some people and it has only dawned on me recently that they could be just as to blame for the positive changes that I want to make in my life, even if it came from some very negative external stimuli.

So the next time you're laying in bed next to your lady, thinking about what could have possibly caused her to bite your head off, think about the real underlying causes and remember that having a tiger lurking in your lady could end messily for both of you...

... but not every messy ending is a bad one.

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