Sunday, September 18, 2011

As humans

Where do you draw the line? I'm not talking about compromise, or your personal frustration with some sort of self-respect draining monster. I'm talking about your own beliefs; thoughts that come to steam before you step out to do anything at all. These are the things you've already thought about, but ruminated over only long enough to scratch the surface. You think you know much more than you know, but you'll have to face it sooner or later -- the fact that you didn't know it at all.

Your presumptions could only take you so far, and unless you have a map or some sort of GPS device, it is highly likely that you've wandered off to the wrong continent. And that's too bad, because you've begun a whole new civilization there; one with pagans and warriors alike, building towers of worship and economy all at once.

I'm pretty sure you find what I say hard to understand, especially at first go. I won't blame you. I don't get what I say sometimes, too, but this post deserves a second look.

Let's look at an analogy here. You go buy a box crayons. When you come back with the said box, you find shattered hopes and eyes and mouths open in shock. What could you have done wrong? What? What is it? Is it the crayons? No, it's the people looking at you. While you were out crayon-hunting, those people had already decided you were going to come back with a mistake. They had already devised a civilization's worth of intelligence based on one fact -- that you went out to buy something. And now, whether you like it or not, you will be hated. Ironically, it has nothing to do with you. They're insecure. In the civilization they've developed, they strongly believe that if they stand an inch closer to you, they'll be out, buying a box of something.

In order to safeguard personal well-being, they perceive anything as threat. They don't want to listen. They don't want to understand. That's it. It's a rock you can never move.

But you can choose to move your own way and travel your own path. Being different doesn't mean you're not normal.

I can't hope to open more minds at the end of this post. I can't speak of much more. But if I were to tell you something; if I were to put it in words I recently heard, "If it doesn't hurt anyone", it's probably not wrong.

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