The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I’ve always been one to fight the good fight. I believe in standing up for what’s good and just. I’ll stick my neck out when others won’t. Someone has to tell the emperor he has no clothes, right? Integrity is one of the qualities I’m most proud of.

But somewhere along the line a piece was left out of this puzzle for me. Yes, I’ve heard the expression, “You can’t win them all,” but oddly enough, I never seemed to realize that that means that I can’t win them all, either.

This disconnect in my brain has caused me no end of frustration. When my mother used to tell me that life wasn’t fair, even as a small child I’d be outraged by this news. What’s the point if life isn’t fair, or can’t be made fair?

Somewhere along the line I didn’t learn the adult lesson that sometimes you just have to suck it up and deal with the bitter, awful realities of life. Sometimes justice just isn’t going to prevail. Sometimes the bad guys win.

I don’t like this lesson. I don’t want to learn it. But if I don’t, I’ll lose my mind. Sometimes you just have to surrender and say, “Okay, you win.” That’s the only way you’ll live to fight another day.


Read any good books lately? Try mine!

2 thoughts on “Okay, You Win.

  1. Melvin Collins says:

    I’ll stand up for you in the fight the good fight, too many people, dare I say sheeple sit back & give in at the first hurdle. This is why we have globalisation by corporations, this why small businesses cannot compete with the likes of tax avoiders like Amazon, Apple, Starbucks, Cafe Nero & Vodafone. This is why organised crime persists.
    What I see is a continuity of dumbing down & pacification of people with very few able to reach out of their comfort zone & many more so self absorbed that they won’t even listen because the very thought of giving anything up to make things better just doesn’t comprehend but that’s the irony of it all!
    Alex Huxley’s Brave New World was wrong, it wasn’t happening in 2500 A.D., it is happening now!

    1. I wholeheartedly agree. That’s part of the reason I find giving up so hard. Because somebody has to speak up, right?

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