A great example would be Eminem. During his journey to fame, his music was very inspirational (in the "striving to the top" sense) and that of a very "angry" nature. This was reflected in his first couple music albums. But as his career progressed, so did his music. He had a kid, won countless music awards, and made peace with his mom. His music started to reflect these changes in his life. It was less about struggling to "make it" and became more "happy." What he started to sing about is what is important to him now. Sadly his new found ways did not align with the "ways" of his original fans. Many of his fans stop listening to his music as a result of these changes in his music as a mere reflection of the changes in his life and personality. His new music however did started to attract new types of fans that did not use to listen to him prior.
Real life relationships I find are very similar. A shared hobby may bring 2 complete strangers together or reacquaint 2 old friends. It's not so uncommon that people come and go into your life. Everyone has their own paths and when those paths meet at the center of that X (refer to diagram below), learn to cherish that moment because in time those paths will inevitably deviate.
|Excuse the rushed job.|
I always find it funny how some people (especially in intimate relationship) feel like they are obligated to remain in a relationship that may not make sense anymore. Of course I understand that there's a little more to it. What if you guys have a kid, are financially tied, or born into a society that frowns on separation? It can get complicated.
Anyways, some food for thought.
I'll be moving out soon to the Army for the next while. Will miss you all.
|View from my condo last week! YIKES|
|Ready to rock n roll|
|A friend linked this to me.|