Saturday, September 09, 2006

‘For England James?’

Why do people do what they do? What makes a person rush into a burning building to save someone they do not even know? What makes a person run towards chaos when everyone else is running the other way? What makes a person shoot someone and walk away without a second thought? One word ladies and gentlemen, personality.

When a fire fighter was asked by a bystander why he was going back into the world trade centre, he said to this person:

‘It’s my job.’

There are certain kinds of people, why they do what they do it is not always a mystery:

The Mercenary: For the money; they do not care about helping people, about making a difference or changing society for the better, it’s all about the pay at the end of the month and whether or not they can get overtime.

The Power Monger: For the power, they long to be able to shout and command people, to be able to ruin people’s lives, when really the person they need to look at is themselves.

The Joker: It's about the laughs, nothing is serious, nothing matters except to be amusing.

The Idealist: They claim they do it for themselves, that they don’t care about anyone but those they go home to at the end of the day. But in reality they harbour a sense of heroism, justice and compassion.

The Hero: To be noticed, to be recognised and to save lives. When it comes down to a matter of life or death, the hero volunteers to risk it all.

The Patriot: For England, there will never be another reason.

Everyone harbours at least a resemblance of one of these personalities inside them, whether they are Police Officers, Office Workers, Bus Drivers or even Students.

You know it is best to be yourself, not caring about what other people think, because acting as if you are someone you are not, is not a life, but a play, a fabrication and a lie, and living a lie is not living at all.


At 10:03 PM, Blogger ExtraSpecialCopper said...

This is very true! You can often tell what type of person it is within a few minutes of talking to them most the time

At 10:07 PM, Blogger fjl said...

Come it's much more complicated than that :-)

At 2:28 PM, Blogger PC Bloggs said...

I do it all to try and get a date. Hasn't worked yet. :-)

At 7:11 PM, Blogger gonorr said...

you forgot the "realist."

There are lots of us about, everywhere, in most turns of life, who just get on with it,tell it like it is, take a hundred and one shades of shite and well, rather perversely, enjoy the stress and being buggered about. Mostly because what we say becomes fact.


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