For what reason do we learn these words?
Empty words, words of emotion, elaborate and grammatically correct strings of words?
What should compel us as humans (and students) to continue to concern ourselves with trivial pasttimes?
To numb the pain of existence? Push past the wreck of mankind to revel in ignorance?
These are all what I consider when i’m given yet another thing to do that does not matter in the scheme of life.
Will the world end if we take a zero?
Why can’t a highly motivated person not want to go to a prestigious university?
Is the prospect of spiritual (spiritual, not religious) fulfillment instead of monetary rewards so terrible in the rat race we compete in every day?
What happened to being just simply a human being?
Why do we have to be segregated on every front?
And why is it so hard for some to admit when they are wrong?
I find A favorite quote of mine from American History X to be a question not asked nearly often enough:
Bob Sweeney: There was a moment, when I used to blame everything and everyone for all the pain and suffering and vile things that happened to me, that I saw happen to my people. Used to blame everybody. Blamed white people, blamed society, blamed God. I didn’t get no answers ‘cause I was asking the wrong questions. You have to ask the right questions.
Derek Vinyard: Like what?
Bob Sweeney: Has anything you’ve done made your life better?
I think this is really important to consider in every day life, with the choices we make.
Life is much too short to spend it for the pleasure of the will of others.
The people who care the most are the ones who are willing to be honest with you, even when it hurts.
I’m terribly sorry if you took the time to read this.
Keep calm and carry on, but never lose your passion kids.