We are all full of paradoxes. We are Yin and Yang. Good and bad. And society’s idea of conforming to the norm doesn’t make it any better. You see, the most important thing about this is to know that you are both good and bad and to accept it. We are both evil and justice. Social media portraying the fight about the hero and the villain present this idea that you are always the hero and the villain is something else or more importantly, someone else. That somehow you’re this average Joe (or Jane because female empowerment is important: feminism is important.) that finds the heroism or this gallantry hidden deep inside you or whatever and that you have to take up the mantle of being a hero to fight the villain. That’s all bullshit. There’s this saying that has significant value to my point: you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. The knights of medieval times are portrayed as brave and noble and fearless when in reality they’re a bunch of drunken merchants. The world is not in black and white. It’s a million shades of gray (this is not a 50 shades reference do not think about it) and nothing is absolute because everything changes constantly. There is no absolute right or wrong. There are always situations and circumstances and backstories. We all need to imagine the world complexly (John Green quote heh) and remind ourselves: we ARE both good and bad. We just need to balance out the good and bad. There is such a thing as too much.
You make that choice of being whoever you want to be. You can be the hero or the villain. You can be both, or neither. You can do whatever the heck you want. You can dismiss the consequences or dwell too long on them. You can be slow and steady or go full speed ahead. You are your own god.
Are you one drop of water in the ocean, or are you the ocean in one drop of water? Yes, it’s hard. Yes, it hurts. Yes, you will want to drop dead and give up everything. But if you get through this, you will get better. Things will get better. and maybe, you’ll find your happiness.
Man I’m on fire tonight.
C the PM