How about this word of principle warriors? No, not someone who is in charge of a school but rather someone who is in charge of their life and beliefs. Yeah, of course Warrior was, but are you? This word I could discuss forever with you all but I know my limit on posts! Would you consider yourself a person of principle? Well, some use this word conditionally or only when it suits them. It suits me always but standing by a certain principle, belief, or feeling does have its consequences. Warrior knew this all the time and yet never fully wavered on many aspects. Sure, he evolved like we all need to do over time but abandoning his true principles to their core-never.
Here’s some scenarios in my own life so let’s see if any of you can relate. I have a lot of common sense like perhaps many of you but it does get tested quite often. While growing up, I just couldn’t understand why people made decisions the way they did. Don’t they get it? I still shake my head at some people but it’s all in our perspective. Many do things just to prove they can or to fit in with a group. I’ve said this before but it does get personal.
This has happened to me regarding dating back in high school. Sometimes, when I wouldn’t be with someone, my younger sister would invite me to tag along with she and her boyfriend or another couple. Thanks but no thanks. Would you want to be a 3rd or 5th wheel? Um, not me. She was trying to be nice and I do understand so without becoming too defensive, I’d politely say no but thanks for thinking of me. Some may let it go at that but not she or my Mom either. “Come on, it’ll be fun!” That’s what they’d say. O.K., yes, it would be fun but again- principles factor in here so would YOU go? Maybe you would but not me. I’d rather have nothing going on than to be an “extra” on a date or double-date.
Another time for me was senior prom. Nope, never went to that either. You may think my dating life then was pretty sad but hey, I had standards. I didn’t realize why I felt that way but now it makes more sense. Most of my friends had boyfriends during senior year, but I didn’t. Nobody serious anyway and girls didn’t go together in a group over 30 years ago. My one friend had recently broken up with a guy who was a real player. He became such a jerk and everyone knew. She was dating someone else and asked if I wanted to go to prom. She could fix me up with him as they still talked. Why she still kept in touch with him, I didn’t know. Part of me couldn’t believe she was asking this. Another part wanted to say yes just to hang with my friends. I could handle myself with this guy, or could I? She was o.k. with me saying no but I made the mistake of telling those same people at home once again. I got the same reaction from them.
Lesson learned for sure as I started keeping my mouth shut about those conversations. Why couldn’t they understand the principle here? I am not fake and never do something just to do it in that way. Alright, I’ve bent the principle plan a little but not on that topic. I have no regrets even all these years later.
Sometimes now I am faced with the same scenario involving grown women in my neighborhood. Have you ever seen the 2004 movie “The Stepford Wives?” Another movie again! All the women seem to be clones or robots of another, real creepy. It’s the feeling, remember? So many women I know have to fit in that mold of being a martyr, victim, or looking a certain way. Not me. My principle plan always wins that match. I will help in the schools and have plenty over the years but you’ll never find me baking 12 dozen cookies, 5 lasagnas, or volunteering for everything. I do what works for me and don’t need to brag, show off, or be Little Miss Perfect. Sorry to all those who do a lot but you CAN, I just do it differently. Don’t get me wrong. Not all women are like that and I have several who aren’t.
Maybe I stick to these principles too much for some but that’s just who I am, like Warrior was also. Many guys have even come forward and said how Warrior injured some of them by not showing respect. I do feel bad if all that happened back then, so why? Was he so into a match that his aggression came out? Maybe other things factored in as he became the Ultimate Warrior, I don’t know. His principles could have been an issue with that and again, I am sorry if any of them were injured. ☹️
Your principles matter too in so many ways but really think about those that will be a priority. Maybe it’s all or nothing with you but perhaps a compromise could be reached. When it comes to morals or a certain code of beliefs, I always stick to my principle plan as I hope you will too. Don’t worry- I was not dateless all the time but we do need to take chances in order to grow internally. You will know those areas in your life that require a principle plan and those that can be wavered on some. All or nothing will become a very difficult way of life but let your own principles guide you always. I could share so many more stories but think I’ve left enough for you warriors to reflect upon. Don’t be a 3rd or 5th wheel or even a “Stepford Wife” ( to all the ladies.) Use the principle plan that works best in your life. 😊
***P.S. I didn’t have one for this post and this totally doesn’t relate but want to share anyway! Last fall, I was at First Energy Stadium to cheer on my Cleveland Browns against those Pittsburgh Steelers, boo! 🏈We lost, barely but during the football game, I had asked my husband what he thought the seating capacity was. I hadn’t been here in a while and with a rivalry, it’s insanely LOUD! His guess was I dunno, around 67,000 or so?
*** What??? I just chuckled to myself since WMVI back in the Toronto Skydome had 67,000 plus. Of course my brain went to that! Here’s the numbers:
Stadium- 67, 431.
WMVI- 67,678. ~~~ Too funny for me…😂❤️
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