It doubtless seems a little odd for a girl still more or less at the beginning of her career (that’s me) to relate so strongly to a song famously and very obviously associated with a man nearing the end of his. But leaving aside the issue of my own early onset old age, I think that Frank Sinatra’s My Way carries an important message: to thine own self be true.
This is a message upon which I have been dwelling a lot recently, and one to which I endeavour to adhere increasingly strongly as life speeds past ever faster and people question the choices I make in life. To be able, in old age, to look back on life and be able to say that one has lived it to the full, with few regrets, that one has loved and laughed through the good times and stood tall through the tougher times – that must be a fine feeling indeed.
Of course, things don’t always go our way. We can’t always get what we want. But no matter what life throws at us, no matter what snide remarks other people may make about us or how many difficult situations we may be placed in, it’s imperative that we stand by our own principles and what we believe to be right. One must never allow external pressures of any kind force a compromise.
Just thinking aloud – a bit of random Monday philosophising for you there!