I’ve been writing a lot about the annoying realities of life as I know it the last few months. It’s been a rough time for me personally and I know I’m not alone in thinking or feeling that. But after a certain point do I just stop fighting and submit to the annoyance? Or do I keep fighting because I believe that’s the right thing to do?
One of my biggest issues in what’s been going on is people talking down to me like I know nothing of anything. I’m a firm believe of the saying “the more you know the more you know you don’t know shit”, but they’re taking this too literally. I’m sick of people talking down to me like I’m some stupid child. I’m sick of being judged after knowing someone for a tenth of a second. I get that I’m not “old and wise” but that doesn’t mean I haven’t experienced life. Everyone has their own unique experiences. Everyone has their own identity, outlook, standard, morals, beliefs, indifference, thoughts, words, mannerisms. We all have our own process. Who are you to judge someone else on theirs? If something makes you uncomfortable, take step back, walk away and carry on with life. If it doesn’t change your life personally, then don’t hold it against someone else for being different. Don’t hold it against someone for having other experiences or not being able to change as quickly as you think they should.
We all have our own issues. We all have our own grievances. Life is a personal problem. Life is selfish until you have someone to either take care of or share it with. Don’t discount the kid that hasn’t lived up to their potential yet because they aren’t old enough or they didn’t do what you or society told them to do. Don’t discount the adult who has been around once or twice because they’re in a different walk of life. We all heal and change in our own time. We all get over things in our own way. We all make mistakes. We all pay for them differently.
Not to sound like a weirdo but we need more love in this world. We are all too eager to hate. Too eager to make people pay for a debt they needed to choose to attempt success. Too eager to judge. Too eager to take. Why you and not me? Life isn’t fair and it sure as hell isn’t equal. The system is flawed and it’s going to get worse before it gets better. But why not use the resources we have to better things for the greater good? That’s also easier said than done because of the inherent costs to people in general but every man for himself doesn’t win us anything.
The world is full of technology. It allows us to collide so much easier. It opens the door to so many possibilities. It allows people to pursue passions. It allows them the ability to learn and read and expand their horizons. Why have we become a society of need everything complainers that hate the result but wanted it done yesterday? We’re all guilty of it in some way. We all think we’re owed something, whether it be a chance or anything else. We all want help, yet we’re all denying our own possibilities of helping someone else. Where can you go for advice and not feel judged? Where can you trust everyone around you not to lie or cheat or judge you in someway? Have we always been this bad or was it a progression? We can Google anything we want. We can find the answer at a click of a button. Other parts of the world may not be as lucky but they aren’t as jaded. They have their own set of issues that maybe we outlived a long time ago but that doesn’t mean they can’t teach us anything. That doesn’t mean we can’t share what we know to help them.
Why does it have to be a dog eat dog society of every man for himself when it should be a society with the hopes and best interests of a better future. There is no distinct present. There is the distant past, recent past, near future and distant future. We created time so why are we holding it against ourselves? We created money, we created society, we created a sense of community, we created the world we live in. Why are we seemingly trying to destroy it? Why can’t we help each other, why can’t we help ourselves? I’m not searching for utopia because our differences make that an impossibility but that’s what makes us human. We all have voices. We certainly have opinions. We aren’t as educated as we think. We aren’t as educated as we could be. But why are we talking to each other like the other is inferior? Why are we holding someone else’s decision against them? Why are we pissed because the guy in front of us ordered a turkey with American cheese but we wanted him to get a ham and Swiss? What is our real problem? We can’t fix it until we know what it is and we won’t fix it until we choose correctly. Where can we go from here? I guess time will tell.