One of the songs I really enjoy listening to is “Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics” and the lyrics goes as;
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world
And the seven seas,
Everybody’s looking for something.
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.
Recently I have pondered a lot about human beings and behavioral patterns and I find that everyone truly falls into a class of the lyrics above. We are all looking for something. Not everyone is sure what they are looking for, so they chase their tails around. Sometimes it takes years and other times they never find it till death calls.
Some are looking for people to use to achieve their own selfish purposes, disregarding the possibility of a win – win situation. Others voluntarily subject themselves to be used and the same goes for abuse.
What happens to the real you in all of these? What happened to the child with a dream of great success? What happened to your vision of a happy home? What happened to that lush career you envisioned as a teenager and that business that was to set you up for life? What happened?
People will always be people. So, stand up for yourself and don’t let them use you or abuse you. Keep your head high as the winner you are. If no-one can see it, you can. Don’t let them get you!