“It Pays A Lot To Wait”
Posted by Paurong sa Linggo, Hunyo 11, 2006
written last May 20, 2006
One time, as I was walking along the corridors, I suddenly noticed this girl, sitting on a bench, sobbing, alone. With my inept talent of explaining why things go, I don’t know what made me approach her. The sunset’s grandeur leaped unto her burden as I advanced. As she looked to see who was coming, I swiftly realized that she is a friend of mine. I sat beside her; as I was about to ask why was she crying, she hugged me. In a while, she told me that she found out that her boyfriend had been with another girl; thus, she had insisted a break-up with his week-old boyfriend. It was a tough job for her since she really loves the guy. For seven days, she gave herself to him, she apparently showed him how much she loves him. But in that circumstance, it was truly painful to admit that she was fooled.
With this situation, it came up to my mind that you could not be so sure in all of your decisions in life. In her case, she had dreamt to be with her boyfriend for a very long time, and when the moment came that he started to court her, she was very happy. She didn’t considered the fact that he had so many ex-girlfriends and perhaps one time she could be the next. He was believed to be collecting girls, someone who could be considered as one who plays young girls’ heart. She believed at him that she’s the only one, that he loves her so much more than anything else, but everything was falsehood. She wasn’t sure with her decision for the reason that she was just taunted by her inapt feeling.
She regretted a lot since then. She became conscious that she deserves someone else, someone better, someone who’ll take care of her, someone who’ll be there for her always, someone who’ll love her with all his heart…
Going forward does not necessarily mean that you are brave; oftentimes you need to be idle in your life to ponder first what your next step would be. Ask yourself what your goal is, what you want to achieve, and how you could acquire what you desire. Moreover, who told you that you could not step backward? If it is needed, step backward, there’s no harm in doing that. Anyway, you’d still be able to reach the pinnacle. Taking a step backward doesn’t mean that you are cowardly, it merely means that you just want to be sure. However, your next step would be a big one because of your plans in life, and because of being brave to take the risk.
Learn by heart, it pays a lot to wait!