We write and think – “that reads like shit, nobody is going to like it”
We train and say – “if I can get rid of 5 extra pounds I will be just where I want”
We eat food – “fuck, I need to stop binging on shit food!!”
We work hard – “I wish I had a better job, but I am stuck”
We have a partner – “why does he/she do that thing that annoys me? I need to get away from this”
Is it any wonder when you read the social media feeds, look at the news around you, or communicate with people in your life you get the impression that many people just want a platform to complain?
None of us are immune from criticizing what’s around us to the point where you drive yourself nuts, not to mention those that care about you.
It is human nature to be miserable. Happiness takes effort and misery is easy.
It is human nature to be envious because being proud of someone else’s accomplishments means you free yourself up to get what’s yours instead of saying, “well they got lucky”. Luck is an easy excuse for the envious.
It is human nature to be bastards because being nice takes action, it takes words, it takes on a tangible meaning, and it takes effort. Being cold is as simple as saying nothing; the less you speak, the less you care.
It is easy to be complacent and challenging to seek happiness. People are afraid of the unknown, the difficulty of change, and the fear of failure can cripple all well-meaning intentions before they begin.
I sometimes wonder what the future of humanity brings when I feel like too many people want a platform to complain and too few people want a platform to embrace what life is about, live it to the fullest, and be truly passionate about what they are head over heels for. I wonder what the breaking point is for someone to want to throw the complacency away, erase the negativity, and decide to go full steam ahead into a better life.
Humanity jades me but humanity also enlightens me.
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