King Solomon was being visited by a great Persian king. During their conversation the Persian king said, ‘You have much wealth and power and wisdom here, Solomon I wonder if you have heard of the magical golden ring?’
‘Of which ring?’
‘They say that if you are happy it will make you sad, but if you are sad it will make you happy.’
Solomon thought for a second before clapping his hands for an attendant. He whispered into the attendant’s ear. The attendant disappeared with a bow and the king clapped his hands again and called for dates and sherbets.
After the dates and sherbets had been consumed it was not long before the attendant had returned, bringing with him a goldsmith in a leather apron. The goldsmith bowed before both the kings and passed to Solomon a golden ring.
Solomon turned to his visitor. ‘I have the ring that will make you happy if you are sad and sad if you are happy.’
‘But that is not possible!’ cried his guest. ‘The ring is a legend. It is not something you can command to have made in the twinkling of an eye.’
‘Read it,’ said Solomon.
The visiting king took the ring, still warm from the forge, and read upon it the words: ‘This too shall pass.’
If days be good, they shall pass, which is a lowering thought. If they be bad, they shall pass, which is cheering. I suppose it is enough to know this and cling on to it for some small comfort when confronted by the irredeemable and senseless folly of the world.
That’s the problem with putting others first; you’ve taught them you come second.
read that, again.
things I need to beat into my brain
you deserve to be in a relationship with a person who doesnt make you compete for their affection and never has you guessing where you stand with them
I love it here. I just wish internet wasnt a fortune/actually an option.
I feel better. Two weeks is too long. I should talk to her more. That’s what friends are for, or so I’m told.
I have a bad habit of assuming I’ve annoyed people, and it usually ends up with me dropping communication and hoping they’ll be the ones to continue it.
I can’t wait for things to improve…
God, I feel like such shit. Only one more day of college, then holiday…I can’t fucking wait.