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''A Matter of Survival''

It's not all that unusual to think things with your gut
despite the tendency of men to trust in all things but

That visceral response to man and things keeps you secure
a remnant of survival skills in fact that's what it's for

In ancient days it honed your knack to choose to fight or flee
it mattered not if justified by things that you could see

It's not being judgmental, quite the opposite in fact
it saves you from the weight of thoughts that might keep you off track

So trust in that impression, trust the way it makes you feel
for nine times out of ten you'll find it's borne out as quite real!


You meet people every day who just rub you the wrong way even before they say a word to you. True, you could be the victim of stereotypes, playing into unwarranted fears, or simply resisting the personal growth that interaction with these persons may offer. On the other hand, sometimes that inexplicable feeling that this person is "bad news" may be your instinctive response to danger that you need to honor, hone and hold on to.

How many times have you found too late that your initial response was valid? How many times have you said 'I should have listened to my gut'? You're not obligated to let someone into your life who elicits a gut reaction that tells you to stay away. It's not being judgmental and unfair. It's a matter of survival.

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Walt's Life Rhyme #423
(A Matter of Survival)
© Walt F.J. Goodridge
Originally published: 11-04-2005
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