A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013



Friday, June 13, 2008

"Limits" by Shinji


Have you ever heard someone say they're about to be pushed over the edge? It means they're about to reach their limit of what they can take, be it physical, emotional, or otherwise. We all have limits; some people have bigger limits than others. But still, all of us have some point that, if we're pushed past it, something bad is bound to happen. If you eat too much you'll have a major stomachache. If you have too much emotional stress, you'll have a nervous breakdown. So how do we know when we're close to reaching our limits? It'll sound weird, but our minds automatically tell us, be it through pain or just a subconscious feeling. When you've had a stressful day and you're about to snap from the stress, that's your mind telling you you're near your limit. When you play sports and you start to feel weak, that's your body telling you you're at your physical limit. People's limits can fluctuate daily. If you've had a good night's sleep, for example, your limits are bound to be higher than if you had maybe 2 hours of sleep at night. When you are pushed past your limit things can be devastating. The cause of school shootings, suicides, and other destructive actions? People are pushed past their limit. Some people don't let on they're close to being pushed past their limit. Others let the world know the second they're pushed the slightest bit close to it. Usually it's the silent people you have to worry about. So the next time you do something strenuous, be it mental or physical, consider your limits and plan ahead so you don't push yourself past them.

3 comments:

Stefanie said...

I feel like I reach my limit a lot, but I know the reason and I try to deal with it before it gets to me too much. It is because I am upset often due to the fact that I am living over 1000 miles away from my friends and family. When I feel like I'm reaching that limit, I try to call someone back home so that I can feel closer to them, and that almost always helps me feel much better.

Ravon said...

Very true. All of us have limits but not all will do extreme things when pushed beyond their limits. But it is really hard to tell how people will react when pushed past their limits. And most of the time it is too late when you see what they are capable of doing. The last part of the post is particularly true. One really has to find one's limits and try not to cross over the line.

Jackie said...

I think your limits can change too over time. The older I get the more patient I am with say, bad drivers but on the other hand I have limits and am no longer willing to put up with things I don't feel are important.