Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Rescue Me vs. Save Yourself

It seems like everyone I know including myself is waiting to be rescued.

From loneliness
From this dead end job
From this debt
These high payments
From Poverty
From self-destruction
From these pounds of flesh
From this addiction
From this abuse
From this apathy
From this boredom
From myself

The whole world a washed in a sea victims. Waiting for a life jacket. Waiting for the person who is treading next to you to summon the strength to pull you out.
Watching them bob and finally disappear into despair. Disillusioned.

What if you woke up tomorrow and realized no one is going to save you.

What you you do different?

Would you swim?

Woud you save yourself?

17 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

I'm swimming as fast as my debt ridden, excess flesh, little self can.

Rocketstar said...

swimming....

Rocketstar said...

And I just ate.

Tara said...

You know, I recently had to end a friendship where I was constantly rescuing a friend who did not want to swim on her own, so I can totally relate to this concept.

I think if we are left out there to fend for ourselves, many of us will chose the swim option when it comes down to us.

Then again, some of us just chose to float.

Dawn said...

I don't think I'm waiting for anything really. I'm content, and I'm all about instant gratification for the most part.

Muffy Willowbrook said...

I'd swim it to safety.

Spirophita said...

I prefer the metaphor of walking on a tight rope with a safety net. Everyone needs that safety net, but it doesn't mean anyone has to walk the tight rope for you. Without any kind of a net, the world is a mighty scary place.

I would swim at half the speed, sidestroking and helping a friend keep afloat as they paddled as well. Two can make the same progress at half the energy.

scargosun said...

I'd swim as long as I could to get where I was going.

oestrebunny said...

I used to be waiting to be rescued but then I started to swim.

I got myself a new job and a new, more positive outlook with it.

Kyra said...

I don't want anyone else to rescue me. Sure, I like stories where the Calvary comes in and saves the day, but in real life if I can't be my own superhero, I'm pretty ticked off.

People who give away their power and then complain about it drive me crazy.

Now, that being said, there are times when life really does just suck, and you feel like you're drowning. And in those moments, you do actually need help from someone else. But those should be few and far between.

Kareer Woman said...

I'd swim as long as it would provide results ;)

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Foster Communications said...

Swimming and throwing out life preservers the best I can...

JP said...

Saving yourself is basically rescuing yourself..

I'd swim so hard... but in the opposite direction..

Mags said...

Whoa-I always knew Rocket was a badass-swimming after he ate? Yowza! ;)

This is one thing I love about myself-I always swim, even when I feel like falling to the bottom...

Bill From Gainesville said...

I deal with five of the twelve issues you listed. I dont really think anyone else is resposible for it other then me though, they are my problems and my struggles to defeat them.

Ma said...

swimming is fun - until you realize you have to make it across the ocean... alone, with no lifevest