Reality vs Imagination, Relating To Your Path In Life

Batman watch vintageWhen I was young, in my early 20’s or so, I thought I understood life pretty well. I was happy; doing my regular cartwheels through life, bumping to things and people at times, but pretty much just singing my own song. ‘Round about 25 or so, I started actually learning that life was not in line with my imagination. I have one story that sums this up.

I was working with a task force; three branches law enforcement, working together to solve a crime, to which I was a witness. This was a serious deal that went on for a number of months.

At this time, I literally and truly thought that the bad guy were always, always, caught and brought to justice. Naïve, I know. But I did think this and here’s me talking to a particularly forthcoming sheriff.

“Well you get the bad guys, right?”

“No, we try to get the bad guys, but sometimes they get away.”

“Get away! What do you mean. You let them get away?”

“Some of them, we have no choice.”

I didn’t understand so he told me about guy who lived in the (small) town. He was a wife-beater, well known to the local law enforcement. He’d been arrested many times; the wife had been hospitalized but she would never press charges.

Then one day, this man called the sheriff’s office to say his wife has fallen into their well; to come get her body. The sheriff went out to the house, to find the man, reclined by the well, chewing on blades of grass. Yeah.

So they knew he threw her in there but there was absolutely nothing they could do with no actual evidence. Saturn Neptune.

Since then, I have done nothing but realize how naïve and blind I am. It’s crazy how wrong you can be about things that seem real, look real, sound real. Years passed, then I came to the point where I had no choice but to acknowledge something. My own idiocy, that is.

Humbling – When You Find Out You’re Wrong…

That was in 2015.   Nearly ten years have passed and this movement has done nothing but accelerate.

I read something interesting, recently.  Just a short statement, indicating there is only one path in life.  It goes down… down.. down, and further you don’t understand it until you get to the center.

I don’t know if this is true for everyone but in my case, the idea can’t be set aside.

What do you think?  Where is your path leading you?

1 thought on “Reality vs Imagination, Relating To Your Path In Life”

  1. I was very naive in my twenties and thirties. I believed that people were actually elected not chosen and I too believed that law enforcement actually caught the bad guys, but now I know that truly evil people rarely go to prison and that much of what happens in the world is orchestrated. I’ve spent a lifetime trying to accumulate knowledge and the only thing I’ve learned is that I know so very little. Some of the most important things I have no clue about like what is the nature of reality? Why are we here on earth? What is my purpose in life? What truly happens after death? I can guess at these things or read what others think about those subjects but I have nothing concrete to base things on just beliefs and opinions.

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