This morning I was doing some reading and thought to myself, people, in general will never shock and or surprise me by their behaviors. Sometimes it maybe expected or unexpected but never a dull moment nor a surprise. I guess you could say it’s more of a “shake my damn head” moment. Makes you wonder, just what is it that makes people do the things they do? Were not even gonna talk about what they say. But I have learned…no come to understand that as we grow older we sometimes loose little pieces of who we are and what we once wanted to be and in doing so, we slowly leave childhood and into adulthood. And with each passing day that we move towards adulthood, for some, those lil pieces of you slowly disappear and are replaced by something else; let’s call them the “NY” gene.
So as you get older, the NY gene starts to fill your cells and override the old genes (OU) that help make up just who you are or who you envisioned you’d become once you’d grown up. So day in and day out the NY gene slowly wages a war. Not a battle but a War. One that will last for years and is fought on a day to day basis, a war of attrition let’s call it. Some days the OUs win a battle here but just as soon as that battle is fought and won…another wages and the NY gene soon there after fights and ultimately destroys the “OU” gene. Battles, skirmishes you name it…they fight it. Day by day, year by year this war rages on.
Now…your OU genes need a lil help fighting as any Soldier does and it usually comes in the form of the “MF” and “FDS” genes. They too are apart of your life and they do their best to assist the OUs in their fight against the NYs. Now, not to be out done by the OUs, the NYs seek help from some genes (more like terrorists if you ask me) too. “FF”, “BTN”, “ALC” are a few and they all ways come to the aid of the NYs and they do so with a ferocity that sometimes goes unmatched by the OUs team. So as you grow older the NYs usually when more battles than the OUs. Now, this isn’t to say that it happens to everyone but for the majority as they travel towards adulthood…the NYs usually win the war. Some however…manage to keep the war going in their case, that journey is a beautiful one; filled with ups (provided by the OUs) and downs (provided by the NYs) with everyday being a new adventure. A day one might say is worth fighting for.
NYs corrupt your body and cause you to become and do things that the OUs wouldn’t. You become things that some may envy while others dislike. The NYs are in charge and they are doing a great job. Some people acknowledge the power the NYs bring to their lives and they relish in it. Thrive on it. It becomes who they are as well as fuels them, propelling them into an almost certain future that they themselves believe is one of their choosing but truth be told…it all the NYs.
For some you can clearly see when the NY gene took over. While in others, you can still see that the war rages on. Those OUs haven’t given up and are still fighting every single day. Few possess OUs that are just to darn stubborn or proud to quit. I believe that your upbringing and the immediate world around you has a large play in which genes will win. The people, places and things that surround you all help or hurt your journey into adulthood. Thus positive or negative, they are helping your internal war.
Over the years I have lost some good friends to the gene war. I have watched them become shells of what they used to be. And it’s a shame to watch that change take place. Because truthfully there is nothing you can do about it as you have a war within you that you too must fight. And helping someone with their war can sometimes help you with yours. Or it can help you to loose yours. No one wishes that one day they would wake up and be where they are (truth be told some do). But once your there, it’s never too late to come to the aid of the OUs. Actually it’s never too late to help them fight and win. But when waging a war, at some point you will have to seek some help from some genes that you maybe to prideful or reluctant to accept assistance from; those being “TP”, “TF” & “G” genes. These are by far the strongest allies you could ask for and in the right doses…they can counter act anything that the NYs throw at you. Problem is these genes and their help don’t come cheap. They are costly and can damn well cost you your soul. But it’s worth giving your soul to anyone of these genes. Because once you have them helping you, you are almost certain to come out the victor. The NYs are in our lives for a reason and you can never truly be rid of them. They are apart of your life and as you grow you produce them and this process can not be stopped. Like ying and yang, you can’t have one without the other. But you can decide who will win the war.