She came into this world, innocent and bright eyed vowing to not let anything change her, change the way she looked at the world, but alas that was not to be. The very things she valued the most would bring about pain in her life, honesty and sincerity have no place in the world today. The walls close around her, threatening to crush her very being if she doesn’t give in to the ways of this big bad world. They say that no good deed goes unpunished, it is indeed true. For what do you do if all your endeavors to do good just fall by the wayside? When happiness is yours only for the moment? When there are more thorns than there are roses? Do you give up? Do you do whatever it takes to survive even if it means lying to yourself? Where do you draw the line? And if you do decide to hold out against the world, the last man standing, what is that worth? At the end of the day, what remains? Just you alone, broken and defeated… Why? Because you did what was right, you followed the wisdom in your heart. So you give in, you do what it takes to survive. You close your heart to things that hurt you, you don’t reach out to someone in need, you say what you need to get ahead and you think about your future and what will be best for you. You put yourself so far ahead of everyone else that very soon it gets lonely and you long for the days of uncertainty, never knowing what each minute shall bring, the sheer joey of feeling alive. But what then? You can’t turn back to the world you left behind. All is lost and everything the world ever told you seems suddenly foolish and devoid of any real sense, you feel cheated, robbed off a life that you could have lived but didn’t get a chance. So, here lets take a moment to celebrate the wonderful thing that is life, in all its beauty and absurdity. Take a moment today to follow your heart and do something that makes you happy even if for just a moment and it shall be worth the risk. A leap of faith is sometimes the only way you can experience things to the fullest without making a million calculated decisions, which are often about things so trivial that all the energy that you invest in it is a complete waste. Having said that however, i have to admit that its not such a bad thing to make calculated decisions, but for the most part, when it comes to decisions of the heart, going in blind is the only way to be…