I don’t know what I’m going to do in life, or how I’m going to do it, but I will do something. No one’s going to stop me from finding my passion in life. As something many will undoubtedly take offense to no matter how I phrase it; I demand a purpose in life. I will take no less. I will not stand idly by as the world burns around me, but I will not take up arms. I cannot take up arms against people so sorely misunderstood, misguided, and lost.
As a cynic I see the worst in people, as a human I search for the best. Horrible things have happened in the world, and horrible things have happened to me. But I can’t help but understand, despite the actions of many, that these people, no matter how horrible the act, how evil they may seem, how demented they may be, are just people. Sometimes we don’t understand. We see horrible things and we distance ourselves, we place blame, we judge, we point fingers and then we ignore the problem staring us down in the face. We find a high horse and we sit comfortably on it. “We couldn’t do that” “We’re not capable of such atrocities,” we say.
Only we are, and we refuse to believe it. We must give “Evil” a face. We must find another scapegoat. We must find a worthy adversary for our undeniable “Goodness”. Its human nature, so of course it’s inevitable that we would create such incredibly- dare I say- self-righteous thoughts. We create our own enemies. We envision our own evil. Most of the time this is understandable. Our intelligence had allowed us to determine that life has worth, that there are certain things in this world considered sacred, valuable. Our own emotions no doubt influence these decisions. Anything that challenges these beliefs, that threatens these sacred things we have built up, will always seem evil to us. Many in the world will see me as evil, simply for pursuing an education and a career. Because I challenge their beliefs, I am their evil. Others would applaud me, because I have the strength to pursue my dreams, whatever they may be now. I realize I have thrown this word around, “evil”. This is because I see this as the highest level of “bad” to many people.
Considering this is the internet, I know many will contest my way of thinking. This is my personal opinion, and I know many (If anyone even reads this) of you who don’t agree will be defensive. Because I challenge your beliefs, my thoughts must be changed or I am evil, ignorant, or simply dumb. That being said I really don’t think that anyone will read this rant. If you do, I want to hear your thoughts. I want your side of this. I want to understand your position in this too. Go ahead and argue, contest my opinion, or just tell me yours. I’m being genuine here, call me any name, any insult. Make any attempt to change my view on life. I want to see the world from your eyes.