and worst of all there are people creating this. We do not live in a perfect world, we live in a world that allows these things to happen. And it is beyond our comprehension. Those of us who can’t accept this bury their heads in the sand and say it isn’t happening because they are so far removed from it.
Others are so torn up that they campaign, speak out, get involved and won’t stop till they see the end of that evil.
I applaud them and pray that they succeed.
But there is something more important that people often overlook, and hardly ever makes it into the news.
There are people out there working hard to make this world better!
There is love, joy, peace and happiness in this work alongside the darkness.
When did he world get so dark that we forgot to look for the light?
Aren’t these the things that those people I applaud working for?
Archer: Because I cant save humanity, without holding on to the things that make me human. (Star Trek, Enterprise)
The things in this world such as Hope, Faith and love, are the things that make this life worth living.
I won’t give up. I won’t hide. I won’t act just because it will make me feel better to do so.
I will act out of love. I will do my best to make a difference in the lives of every person I meet because they deserve to be loved. And this world needs more light, not darkness
What gives me my strength?
What gives you your strength?
What gives you an unshakable foundation that will never fail?
I will not tell anyone what to believe, but I will tell you this, and very few can disagree (feel free to message me otherwise)
If you have something to believe in, that is unshakable, unbreakable, unconditional, and makes you understand why Joy can exist in this world, you will always know that this world is amazing, despite the hurt, suffering and pain within it.
This world isn’t perfect, neither am I.
Why not try to use what is good in it rather than glorify the bad?
I always expect the best of myself, so that when I see the results of my work, I can judge myself not on how well I did, but how much I’d tried according to my self-expectations.
For example, I did very well in my teaching course. I studied hard, did all my coursework properly and stuck to the schedule I set myself. At the end it didn’t matter what kind of grades I received, because I knew that I’d done all I could to meet my own personal expectations of myself.
On the other hand, When I was at university, I slacked off in my final year, let myself get behind deadlines, and only put in half the effort. At the end of which, although I received my degree, I felt that I had failed myself.
I know enough not to beat myself up over that, but I have also learned enough from that experience to know that I don’t want to go through life like that. Just barely passing by doing the minimal effort.
Parents expect their children to go to university, children expect their parents to be able to solve any problem, and patients expect their doctor to cure them.
These aren’t bad expectations. We should always hope the best for our children, trust in our parents and expect our doctors to try their best.
But how far should we go?
Some women expect their future partner to come riding in on a white horse, some parents expect their children to get perfect in every test and become high level executives, and some people expect others to be infallible.
Is putting that pressure on other people really a good thing?
Most children will lie to their parents at some stage in their life, and a lot of people will try to make themselves sound more important than they actually are. The reason? There is this emotional need to have people approve of them.
What are your expectations of others? Are they high enough to challenge them or so high that they are unattainable?