February 22, 2015

Is fortune real?

Last night, I went out for dinner with my roommate to P.F. Changs.
We had a good time talking and eating- the two most important things for us.
I ordered Kung Pao Chicken, and she got Oolong chilean Sea bass. 
(Honestly, the food was just okay- I've had better!)

With the check, we got these different fortune cookies they had made for their Valentine's special.
I never eat fortune cookies, but my roommate thought they tasted better than the usual ones.

I opened mine, and it said, 
"Your heart of gold will soon help a friend in need."

This fortune left me in mixed feelings.
I do like to help my friends, I have always done so.
But lately I have been feeling I do that a lot, but don't get much in return.
So, this fortune doesn't make me feel so good.

Maybe helping others has nothing to do with happiness.
Maybe it just is how my life is.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  1. I'm not a huge fan of PF Chang's either. For the price their food could, and should, be way better.

    I don't know if I quite agree with the RWE quote. I think if you're happy, doing whatever it is you're doing, you'll be much more likely to WANT to help people. There's nothing wrong with feeling like you give a lot and not getting a lot back in return. Sometimes people aren't aware that you feel that way. Sometimes other people are just selfish. My (ex) best friend & I are no longer friends because she only wanted to hang out when it was convenient for her. The relationship between friends especially should be one that is reciprocal.

    1. Yes, I agree. I have been seeing the lack of reciprocation in friendships lately- so it kinda makes me want to just be selfish. But, knowing me, I would probably still be the first one to help out any friend in need. And I don't mind helping. It's just the lack of balance that bothers me.

  2. It is but human to want to be reciprocated for any good that we do. I agree, keeping good balance and a sanity check is all we need :)
    Love the way you captured that gorgeous cookie btw. Nice photography.

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