Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kids... they can be so right!

I found this extremely funny and wanted to share with you, so I took some time to translate it. It's an article from a Spanish newspaper where kids answer to different questions about love and relationships. So good!

The following is a survey made to children who are ten years old or younger:

1. How to decide who to marry:

"You should look for someone who likes the same things as you do. If you like to watch soccer, then she should like that you like it so she can bring you chips and beer" (Alonso, 10 y.o.)

2. What's the best age to get married?

"The best age to get married is 23, because you will have known your husband for at least ten years" (Paula, 10 y.o.)

"There is no best age to get married. You're stupid if you want to get married" (Francisco, 8 y.o.)

3. When is the best time to give the first kiss?

"When the man is rich" (Patricia, 7 y.o.)

"When you kiss a girl you have to marry her and have children with her. That's how it is" (Enrique, 8 y.o.)

4. What do your parents have in common?

"They don't want to have more children" (Laura, 8 y.o.)

5. What do people do on the first date?

"On the first date people tell lies, so they can get a second date" (Martin, 10 y.o.)

6. What would you do if your first date was a disaster?

"I'd go back home and pretend I'm dead. Then I'd call the Media" (Jose, 9 y.o.)

7. Is it better to be married or single?

"Girls are better off single, but boys need someone to clean the house" (Ana, 9 y.o.)

8. What needs to be done so marriage is a success?

"You have to tell your wife that she's pretty. Even if she looks like a truck" (Ricardo, 10 y.o.)

#5 is my favorite!

You can see the original here

Monday, August 17, 2009

I am myself and my circumstance

"And when you're fifteen, don't forget to look before you fall
I've found time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you're supposed to be
I didn't know who I was supposed to be at fifteen"

I was listening to Taylor Swift's Fifteen (yes, I gave up on this one) and right when I heard these verses I started to wonder if the girl is even right. When I was young I had my whole life planned, I knew what I wanted to do and who I wanted to be. But do I know who I am supposed to be now that I am way older than fifteen?

I guess not.

I didn't foresee that uncertainty regarding my life and my persona would get bigger the older I got. Maybe we are not as powerful as we think we are and plans and willings are not enough. As
José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, said, "I am myself and my circumstance". Does that mean that fate plays a big part in our lives? I want to think that I have control over mine but honestly, how many doors will close for us and how many will open? How will we know if our plans meet the circumstances?

Oh life... but hey, isn't it exciting?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions," Jim Rohn

Sometimes I wish I didn't have to make decisions. As if only one option was possible, so I could not blame myself if the latter was wrong. I find it hard sometimes to deal with the resposibility of chosing one thing over the other.

But I just know I have to get off that fence...