I’m convinced that everyone cheats in some way, on some level, somehow. Do you know how hard it is to remain faithful to a single person every second, of every hour, of every day? I may be shooting myself in the leg by making such a bold statement, in part because I consider myself to be a faithful and loyal individual. However, I have to be real with myself about how I’m feeling and what I’m seeing.
I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but there are a lot of attractive people in the world. In fact, many may be more attractive that your current significant other, ex significant other, or the person(s) that you may be dealing with on a casual basis. With that said, we live in a society that somehow manages to simultaneously glorify superficial things while ignoring vital, intangible elements, such as an individual’s character.
Let’s face it, we all like nice looking things. Allow me to demonstrate. I’m positive that a good 95% of my male friends (who aren’t completely independent) would drive a Range Rover over a Corolla, even with them knowing that such a power play is well beyond their financial constraints. Why? Range Rover’s are sleek, cool and impressive. Furthermore, women love nice cars. Never mind the fact that they probably couldn’t afford the payments, cost of gas, general maintenance or insurance. The idea of turning down the chance to whip such an exquisite car would preposterous! Well, that’s one way of looking at it. One who is more discerning would conclude that Corollas are much more affordable, economic and have a long history of being dependable, thus giving them more bang for their buck.
In short, most of us would rather reach for the stars, or at least what we perceive as being the stars. Instead of sticking with a loyal, caring and loving partner, people often times entertain men and women with no morals or character. Why? They’re gorgeous, from a physical standpoint. However, there are question marks surrounding every other department. I’m starting to believe that it’s human nature at this point. We’re never satisfied with what we have. We must press on to uncharted territories in attempts to attain what we’ve missed out on. This mentality is great for work-related and spiritual endeavors, not so much for romantic purposes.
It all starts as a thought…
Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words.
Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.
Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.
Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.
Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.”
Some individuals follow through on their thoughts, others don’t. Either way you cut it, it’s wrong. Even though you haven’t physically cheated, if possible, would you willingly welcome your significant other to view your thoughts and fantasies that you have of others? Like I said, EVERYONE cheats in some way, on some level, somehow. Yes, even the self-righteous bastard who is reading this and thinking to themselves, “NOT ME!” Yes, you. No one is faultless. We’re in this together.
Written By Rayon Dixon