WHICH PAINS TEACHES
A little pop art that randomly oozed out of my creative time this weekend. Good man. Great message. Henry Rollin's, a favorite artists and influence. Epitome of the saying "don't judge a book by it's cover." You'd assume the man was some kind of hooligan because of his tatted body and fast-paced punk music past, but he's quite the scholar. Well read and actually is constantly all over the country doing speaking tours. The man drops knowledge bombs that could squash the ignorance out of close-minded Americans. I dig the irony in his looks vs his deeds.
The message; hurt teaches, and let's be honest, it's part of life. You can allow bad experiences to break you. (you can blame it on other people, let that create resentment, ruin relationships, your potential, etc) Or you can choose to accept the lesson, learn from it and let it make you stronger. There is ALWAYS that choice. Trust me. It's there, you have to be open to it. You can't learn to appreciate the highs, if you don't have the context of the lows. If we didn't have that context, you'd not comprehend the difference. If you haven't been unfortunate enough to "starve," you don't know what true hunger is. The experiences that pain us, unfortunately, are often the ones that teach us some of the greatest lessons in life. They also teach us how to appreciate some of the simple things. In this rat race we call life, the more often, and sooner we learn to appreciate the simple things, the happier you will be. It will also add calmness to your mind. Trust in this and you will find peace in even though the storms. May just have to make this an apparel design. Too good of a message to just hang on a wall. Believe in the process. Practice it. Be Happy.