I have not posted a serious thread for quite some time on ATS, I have been watching from the sidelines for a while online, offline, I have also held
my tongue for a while and opened my eyes and ears.
I know that a lot of people are down right now and a lot of things appear to be hopeless. Unemployment is high in almost every country worldwide,
people who sought an education are finding themselves indebted to a system that promised them an excellent future, others than seek knowledge are
finding themselves stuck in a loop of disinformation due to so much overload of information both true, half true and plain nonsense. I could go on and
on and describe more but that is not what I wish to type right now as much as I can point out what is the blame or who should get the finger pointed
at them to a certain extent.
Take a step back for a second, open your eyes and look around. Even take a step into your kitchen (if you have one, if not someone else's if you get a
chance) look at the objects in this kitchen, you will see spoons, forks, knifes, toasters, microwaves, fridges and I am sure you get the picture of
what a kitchen looks like. Every single one of these objects has a story attached to them individually, someone struggled to form this idea at one
point, someone developed the idea and went through trouble to make that appear in your kitchen or someone else's.
The same goes for anything that anyone has within their home. The same goes for anything that is a product, a philosophy, a religion, an object or
anything else, even people struggle to become a part of someone else's life in the form of a relationship.
Look at everything this human race as a whole has achieved and look at our failures too. This all started with one person coming up with an idea that
led to more ideas and more. From landing on the moon to developing something as simple as a spoon, it took guts, it took innovation, it took courage
I believe that life happens for a reason regardless of faith and faith is important yet I also believe that we have a life for a reason or in other
words, each of us exists here and now because we are to do so.
There is no point in spending your entire life devoting yourself to something that is only going to help you or another in the afterlife, there is
also no point in standing on a form of sideline stating that you told others this would happen or warned them to take a particular course of action
that is ultimately nothing more or less than in-action.
I am speaking mostly to the youth of this world if I can (I am not what most would consider old yet I am not getting younger) I have spent the last 15
years of my life seeking answers to a lot of things, I have found a lot of answers and had eureka moments, but I know I am still in darkness when it
comes to the solutions and anyone who believes they are truly enlightened to the answers is fooling no-one but themselves.
I will tell you this though, everyone needs to start expressing who they are, rather than what they want to become or who they wish to appear like to
others because this world has become so repressed that it is mirroring the past without any form of future and it will only get worse.
I am speaking about the way people communicate, the way they act in conformity, the way they remain passive whilst even thinking they embrace change,
the way they consume in a popularity contest, the way they entertain themselves in similarity.
More and more, true characters are becoming less and less whilst the bullies of the world are becoming ever stronger.
I said "They" quite a few times and the sad thing is that the whole "They" which is usually associated with the evil ones or the conspirators of the
world has in reality become the people of the world in their passivity and blind conformity.
We are all born, we will all die. What we do between that time is all we have, I implore you all to see that, truly understand your own mortality
whilst you are here and see the difference you can make.
I am, I have and I will be from now on because I have had enough of the sidelines of despair.
Have fun when you can, flow with lifes lessons good or bad, fear nothing and help others, it is your story to make and regardless of what you do, it
will add to the story of humanity, that is the whole point of life.
Just do not sit on the sidelines complaining, that I beg you not to do.
edit on 26-2-2012 by XXXN3O because: Changed thread title