Damn. The way I feel at the moment is so melancholic and the only thing that can change that feeling is blogging about it. I haven’t felt such a strong sadness in a long time. Before you start asking: don’t worry, nothing bad happened to me or any of my loved ones. I should actually feel blessed every time I write that sentence down, but I don’t. Not that I wish that something happens to me or to them, I just don’t actively experience the feeling of this blessing. Which is a bad thing and it makes me feel ashamed of myself.
There is so much pain and sadness in this world and I’m worrying about what I wear and how I look. WTF am I doing you know. What happened to this world? Who is responsible for all this misery? The only right answer to that question is me. We should all feel fully responsible for this crap in the world. ‘Cause we are. Nobody really realizes that though. Everybody is way too busy dealing with their own problems, blaming others for their own mistakes and worrying too much about money, power and fame. But if we, you, I, would just for one little second open our eyes, our hearts, to the struggles of others, we would feel such a strong emotion, an unknown force, that would let our selfishness disappear. We would start feeling the urge to help other people in those situations. Because this is human nature. The only reason why we aren’t doing it right at this moment, is because it’s so terribly hard to do. It takes a lot of willpower to make yourself experience this pain, while you can also choose to ignore this feeling. It’s way easier to keep our eyes, our hearts, closed from all of this misery that others experience and acknowledge that their problems are far worse than our everyday struggles.
So we decide to ignore all of this misery. And no, ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance could be bliss for yourself, but definitely not for mankind. And we all are mankind. Each and everyone of you is mankind. Because mankind is each and every homo sapiens sapiens on this planet, with no exceptions. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what skintone you have or what language we speak. We are all mankind. So instead of focusing on yourself all of the time, please, let in some pain from others from time to time. Try to understand what they are going through. This will motivate you to help others. And trust me, there is no better life than a life that’s filled with kindness for every person that crosses your path.
You’re probably wondering what event triggered this feeling of mine. Well, it was actually triggered by this series called The Leftovers. You have to watch it, especially episode 3. I wasn’t planning on writing this blogpost, but it happened. Now I’m off studying law again (with cute uni supplies though!), and hopefully be able to serve justice when I grow up.