He sat in the waiting room. Legs crossed and hands on his lap. His attention elsewhere. He didn’t notice the glaring eyes fixed on him, watching him breath in and out. We were all waiting for our names to be called. The room was silent, cold even, though the window was closed. The atmosphere tense. He caught the glares of those sitting around him and it suddenly dawned on him that he was different. It suddenly dawned on him what they must be thinking. He could see their thoughts through their eyes; “How is he planning to get a job looking like that?” “Who is his mother? Is she proud of him looking like that?” “How does he expect to be taken seriously?” His eyes dropped in self-awareness. A breeze brushed the left side of his head reminding him of his freshly cut patch, bringing to his attention that he had long hair only on the right side of his head. Or the earlobe gouge in both ears and his nose. ‘Mali, Mali Tofauti,” called this well dressed lady, bringing him out of his trance of self-evaluation. He answering to his name, got up and followed her down the hall and into the interview room.
As soon as he walked into the room. It was evident that he didn’t meet their expectation. It was clear that they were both surprised and appalled by his choice of dress. Never the less he dazzled them. He stuck out like a sore thumb but with a character like his, he revealed that he is a force to be reckoned with. Needless to say, it was what he was made of that got him what he wanted. It wasn’t what was painted on the outside.
A lot of things will get you a lot of places but good character will keep you there. This I know you must have been told so many times. We live in a society where we want to be whoever we want and do whatever we want, but with freedom comes great responsibility (would you look at that Mr. Miagi was right). I read a quote once that said the same water that hard boils the egg will soften the potato. So it’s not the circumstances that make you who you are, it is what your made of.
Life is so much easier when you have you head screwed on straight. When you’re doing the right thing at the right time and with the right people. There will be more freedom to the good in character, they are trusted with more and they achieve more. Yes, I know it can be hard but life is hard anyway. Being of good character is being the good guy in the movie when doing the right thing is hard. Being of good character is resisting the darkness that will blacken your heart and turn you into the dark one. We all want to be the super hero in our fantasy story but none of us want to make the right choices that turn us into the hero or the good guy. As we all know the good guys win and the bad guys loose.
Author: Ivy Sheri | Date Created2016-11-03 05:49:36 | Comments: 0