The world we created isn’t exactly an easy place isn’t it? I’m betting when you were born, you didn’t expect to be constantly getting into situations like this would you? After all if we would have known…I would also be betting you that half the world right now wouldn’t even want to be born.
Sad lives we lead.
Sad…but ultimately interesting lives we all lead.
Lives most of us lead in ignorance and silent acceptance that what we see would always be taken into face value. Lives that do nothing but carry on in mindless routine till the end of our days. Lives without our own rationalised say in the purposes we pursue but instead resign to the biological choices in which every living being is destined to follow from the moment they are created.
Lives that if we were to blog about in a matter-of-fact way…it could be summerised into 7 words.
We were born.
Cynicism aside, maybe that’s what makes our lives interesting. Things happen yes…but doesn’t mean we have to live in the ignorance of choices waiting for life to throw us a bone with alters the course of our futures. No…the choices that we are aware of in life is determined by our own hand. The more we are aware of what goes around our lives…the more choices we can and have to make.
That is what makes it all the more interesting.
When you look at the world today…at least look at it from where I’m standing. You got to admit that it’s a pretty bleak world to begin with. It’s a whole cesspool of violence, debauchery, despair and the senseless bickering of beliefs and inconsequential ideals. For most people who live behind the “picket fence”, that routine they spend their entire lives in is a distraction for what the world around them is. You don’t need The Matrix to blind us from the truth. We’re already quite capable of doing that on our own.
People say ignorance is bliss.
I say ignorance is just running away from responsibility.
If we are indeed the sole keepers of this planet, then by all means ignorance only leads to the choices that we are not even aware of. Choices that come with the bare essentials of existing rather than living life simply because it needs to be done rather than what we ourselves choose to do.
The world may be a twisted, horrible place.
But there is always beauty through the hands that try to make something out of that darkness.
We just have to stop pretending that we live only for ourselves because it’s the convienient thing to do when we suddenly see the how twisted the world is and how twisted life can be. We are part of this world and each and every one of us has a responsibility to take care of each other. It doesn’t mean that we stop at cleaning up pollution or saving endangered animals.
It means we never stop caring about the people we know around us. It means that turning away from their pain only selfishly helps yourself…but not the person you’re turning away from. It means giving yourself a reason to live rather than to exist.
It means you would have a lot more to blog about.
A lot more than just things that happened.
That would be nice.