Random Quote 2-6-08

“Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.”

                                                    -Paul Pearshall-

I happen to read this meaningful quote on my sister’s “mini calendar” (Daily Calendar 2006) sitting on my computer desk. I have so much stuff piled up on my desk that I sometimes get overwhelmed with all the unnecessary clutter.  Yesterday, I did a little bit of “cleaning up” on my desk and I was about to throw away the mini calendar. Knowing myself, I would just carefully read things over and over before I would finally decide to shred every piece of paper that I have on my desk. I am glad that I didn’t because I actually love reading quotes and reflect on what I read.

I grew up with my siblings together with a bunch of cousins. Most of my cousins that I grew up with are married and have their own family now yet I still missed all the good and bad times of my childhood. I learned a lot about myself since I started living here in the States. I become more independent that I sometimes think that I can always conquer anything on my way. My independence has its pros and cons, too. It’s hard for me to ask for help when I needed one and I feel invalid if I do. I feel weird depending on anyone especially my family. No one has ever call me selfish before but I feel that I am becoming one. Is it just my way of thinking or am I really becoming selfish?

I hope not…..

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3 thoughts on “Random Quote 2-6-08”

  1. nice one! i for one always tell myself, i’d give up my life for someone i hold dear. but sometimes, i end up hurting the same person’s feelings.. we tell our loved ones we love them, and yet we neglect the simple things that truly make them smile…

    tsk.. layo ata comment ko nyahahaha! anyways, so love the quote! 😀

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