posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 10:03 AM
I lost soul is what people call a person who has become aimless and despondent over that lack of self-purposefulness. It's a fairly subjective term
that doesn't actually describe a person as much as it describes how one person sees another person or how a person sees himself (or herself) relative
to how that person perceives others around them. It's never an objective description of a person. It's always a judgment determination, and is always
based on cultural expectations (whether the person is meeting those expectations or not).
I'd love to be able to obliterate the entire concept of "lost soul", and free people from the wide range of bizarre expectations (for themselves and
for others) that exist and have always existed. Life could be so wonderful if there were no expectations imposed on ourselves or on others. Today,
it's sunny and starting to warm into Spring, and the air smells really fresh, and yet there are probably hundreds of thousands of people who are
living within 20 miles of me right now who are suffering under dark, miserable self-imposed shadows that exist as a result of their inability to meet
their own expectations and the expectations of those they love. And it sucks that these are the "lost souls" that you speak of, when in truth, they
don't have to live like that. A beautiful day like this can't penetrate the kind of darkness that a human being can create when that person is ruled
by expectations and artificial requirements that - often - can never be met. Requirements like "righteousness" or "godliness" or even most versions of
The people (souls) who take that stuff to heart are all to often the ones who become lost as a result of their dedication to meeting the inherent
demands of these expectations. It's terrible, because these are the good people, since the *ssholes generally assume that they're meeting all
requirements, or even exceeding them.
edit on 3/19/2013 by NorEaster because: (no reason given)