Another random picture from my own picture “library.” I love looking for those perspectives in images or in what I take pictures of. It truly just adds that third dimension. This particular picture was taken in August, 2003, in a subway in Toronto. Here in the Netherlands, we have subways (underground, metro) as well, but only in some bigger cities. Myself, I mostly rely on trains.
Respect versus confidence – Part 2
First off, thanks everyone for your comments. Yin: Thanks for the (big) comments. I love it when people give their view of things, that’s why I enabled those comments in the first place :). I think only very few people in this world expect others to look up to them. But for the others, us, I think it’s a good thing to sometimes realize that others respect us too. Hmm, now that I wrote this, I think this can also be used in a different way: you could be an example for other people. And that doesn’t always have to be a conscious thing, or being a big example, but being just the way you are. In turn that’s how we respect or admire other people: because they are just themselves in all the things they do. I guess this similar as what Carolyn said. We think they’re great, because they just are. They are just them.
Marz wrote: “Perhaps your admiration for people is also in a sense an exhibit of your humility, [..]” Well, often know how good or how bad I am at things. See also this entry, where I list all my talents. Like I know that my graphic design, programming, musical abilities are pretty good. So I’m not humble in those area’s. Maybe I’m humble in the more emotional sense. I don’t know.
Devin wrote: “[..] There’s gotta be someone out there that is so perfect, he/she can only be imperfect next to God. [..]” To me, that’s my view of a love. Hopefully, I will view my future love as just this. In my eyes, she is perfect. Perfect, with all her imperfections. This, including marc‘s comment brings me to the aspect that I forgot to write about in my last entry.
Respect versus confidence in love
If I see a girl as “perfect [with all her imperfections],” then how would I feel about myself? If I fall in love with someone, and that love isn’t [yet] returned, how would I see that person? If I utterly admire her, how would I be compaired? I would probably see myself as way out of her league. It is just hard to be able to comprehend that that girl might think the same of me.
It just wouldn’t make sense.
But… sometimes when I see couples and they ask each other why they like each other, they often just say something like everything and nothing. Because they are just who they are, and they love each other for who they are. Because they’re perfect in each other’s eyes.
This concludes this fairy tale for today.