Thursday, 26 January 2012

We Weren't Born To Follow

“We weren't born to follow
Come on and get up off your knees
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe”
We Weren’t Born to Follow – Bon Jovi
On the surface, this blog should be easy to write. You know, muse on about how it is important to be yourself and follow what you believe in, and not let other people get in the way. However, this would be hypocritical, because I have been known to not stick up to what I believe in.  
I’m not sure why other people can influence our opinions and beliefs. I wish I knew, so I could stop it happening. It seems once someone disagrees with our beliefs, we start to doubt them. While there are many more serious ways people influence each other than the example I am about to give, it is not my place to delve into the deep and personal issues in one’s life. I believe in music. I do not hesitate to express my love for songs, passion for lyrics and excitement for guitar solos. I also believe in many different artists. After I posted my first blog, I met up with a group of friends who had read the blog (which I am ever so grateful for). While they were kind enough to give praise, there were a few comments along the lines of: I cannot believe you listen to artists like Simple Plan and Michael Murphy! Yes, I admit it; I listen to Simple Plan and Michael Murphy. I enjoy their music. Before I started this blog I was slightly embarrassed to admit it. Now, you may find it is harder to sway my music taste with your views.
I don’t believe everyone was born a leader of a group of people. Some people are simply not programmed to do it. However, I do believe we are born being the leader of our own lives and our own beliefs. And I also believe it is easy to try to be this leader. If we do not try, there is no point believing in anything. I mused last week on how times can get hard, but we should always get back up. When we get back up, we shouldn’t leave our beliefs behind. If you cannot back up and hold on to your own beliefs, do you really believe in it?

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