From het Hart, Utrecht.
I have been wearing a Yin-Yang necklace for a while now. It symbolizes balance.
I’m wearing it because I’m a balanced motherfucker.
I party, but I also work and study.
I don’t drink alcohol.
Apart from cigarettes, I don’t do drugs.
I excercise. I dance.
I try to be nice to people around me.
My father would always emphasize the importance of balance after me and my brother had been gaming for a whole day.
He would say: “Balance, boys! You’ve been playing on the PS2 all day. Go play outside for a while”.
Lo and behold, as we went outside and played, a world opened up to us.
New friends to be met, new skateboard moves to be learned and new juices at the shopping mall to be bought.
Back when we were kids it was easy to be balanced. You went to school, you played afterwards, you ate, you read a book or watched some TV, you went to sleep. Then it started all over again.
Some people complain that it’s hard to learn how to be an adult. I say no way JosÃ©, you just keep doing what you were doing as a child. The daily rythm, I mean. Sure, now you have to do your taxes. But in the Netherlands, the tax forms are already filled in for you.
You stay balanced. Calmness of mind is not hard to achieve.
I have exams next Monday. That’s why I’m going out to dance tonight, so I can prepare myself in the weekend without having the feeling that I’m missing out on a party.
I’m prepared. I’ve done all the reading and I am ready. That’s one pro of being balanced: You can keep up with the work you have to do.