Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thinking out loud.

Im dissatisfied with alot of things around me. Im annoyed by them. The way people behave, and think, and the way we all behave on the whole. Its unsettling. And it bothers me.
'Be the change you want to see in the world', said Gandhi. Makes sense.. Then why aren't we? Being that change? We keep talking about what we want and what we don't want and how certain things should and shouldn't be what they are now. But we don't do anything about it. Why? We're lazy and stupid. Thats why. But that can't be the only reason why..
Aren't we supposed to be the best version of ourselves? Shouldn't we atleast try? I wonder why we don't try hard enough. Why are we okay with just being average? Why is everybody okay with mediocrity?! We've only got one shot at life..then why arent we trying to be as great at it as we can be? Why arent we trying to tap all the potential thats bottled up inside of us? The way i see it, thats all that we should be doing. Every minute of everyday, and for the rest of our lives. Thats all that matters. That's all that should matter.
But somehow, it doesn't. Not to us.

Whats wrong with us?


Eirene said...

We're lazy and apathetic :(

!♥ m i m i said...

You know what's weird? I've met so many ppl who DO try and do everything they can, using their own different sets of abilities, to just live their life. I know a guy who works with me (at Pizza Hut heh) and he's my age, 17, and works 3 jobs so he can pay his mom's rent. $2000 a month. He's the nicest guy ever (okay he's a bit immature. A LOT immature) but he works so hard to just be able to afford the kind of luxury I take for granted.

People's expectations of life are different. Some ppl do everything to just survive. Other ppl have the time, the money, the abilities, the opportunities to be better, to better themselves, to strive for more. And then sometimes, those more priviledged ppl can't see past their own shoes. they don't take any steps forward. but then, they have everything they need already right? why WANT more? (when I say "more", i hope i'm refering to what you're referring to... not just material things, but "more" as in freedom for everyone, finding the meaning of life, aspirations, a betterment of humanity, to contribute to our communities, stuff like that, not just the new iPad or something.)

You know what? we're all human. we can't force other ppl to think the same way we think. You have goals. you have a different mindset. It's ppl like YOU who will change the world. Other ppl are living their lives, happy in their ignorance of the "more" that you are seeing and trying to attain.

Or... this post was really about you and how you can't tap into your potential that's inside of you? In that case, I'm gonna say, go for it. Whatever you want to do, just do it. If it doesn't work out, if ppl bring you down for doing what you want to do, maybe you need to just.. survive for a while. Do the bare minimum. And then use everything you have and try to do what you want to do, for the good of our global community.

Also about the best version of ourselves... hmm, i think that changes with time. I'm 17 currently and my best version of myself is a little skewed. I srsly don't even know how I should act anymore. What I should wear, how I should talk. How I should do things... like... my parents... I srsly don't know what to do anymore. I don't know whether I should just love them unconditionally and feel disappointed every time or accept that they have faults and try to not be angry with them and maybe distance myself a bit until I'm mature enough to accept them as individuals and not just as "my parents whom i love forever and ever and they'll love me forever and ever".

okay this is the longest comment ever.. will Blogger even let me post this? anyway, i like your blog, keep blogging haha ^^