I am scared of the world around me.
I don't think we understand. the world tips upon the tight rope of the fight between order and chaos, yet order is broken. Humanity is being absorbed by the violence, the wars, the terrorism, and especially the ignorance towards it.
When will we stop calling it a race issue? When will we stop calling it a religion issue?
This isn't a matter of the color of your skin, this isn't a matter of the higher power you believe in. This is a matter of humanity, society, civilization, the Earth that we share holding on to peace and hope by a thread.
This is humanity transforming and evolving in to something humanity was never meant to become.
Trillion dollar wars continue to be funded while I still have to walk past homeless men. I get to pour a bottle of water on my head after a race, while people across the world cry to God for even a sip of the same water. We are taking the lives around us for granted, as we breed hatred, influence greed. We are controlled, we are limited by things that are only hurting us, and I believe the main concept is this chaos.
I believe in humans, and I wish you did too.
The system is broken. There is no way around that. Police brutality and racism are real. Terrorism is real. The starving men and women across the world are real.
Not only is America in trouble, but the world that we share is.
I have a dream, beyond Martin Luther Kings.
I have a dream that I will wake up to peace. That I will not have to live my life knowing humanity's soul is taking it's final breathe with each bomb that strikes the ground, with each forest that is cut to pieces, with each human brutally and selfishly murdered.
I have a dream that I will see the world united.
We question what the answer is, searching for eradication, striving towards rising and achieving, yet we don't look to hold the hand next to us. Earth wasn't meant to be ruined, it wasn't meant to be a temporary home, yet I fear that this is what it's becoming.
The Dallas Shootings, as well as the many many recent events that have transpired throughout Earth, have beaten my images of love and revolution to a pulp.
But I have not given up, because I believe in humanity.
There is no rhyme or reason behind the love I feel for my family or friends, there is no explanation behind the magic in this world. There is no word dynamic enough to put a homeless man being fed in to perspective, there is no book or documentary long enough to describe the design of souls, to grasp the beauty in the world within us, to understand the potential of beauty in the world around us.
God damn. I am so scared of the world around me, but I love the person next to me. And maybe that is the answer.
In the midst of this peak of terror and violence, I look around. I know our president will be the lesser of two evils. I know I am 16, and that a Facebook post will not do much. I know where the world is at, and that this sunshine and rainbows bullshit may not be what you want to hear or what you believe in.
But please, listen.
Love is humanity's superpower. It transpires thoughts in to reality, it gives life a purpose in the most enhanced, incredible way, it transcends time, eradicates pain, revolutionizes worlds.
Yet we grasp hatred, ignorance. It is fueling us, pushing us towards the extinction of love.
I see hatred, racism, blame promoted so much. I wanted this to be on your timeline today. I gain knowledge, perception with each day I live. Maybe in 10 years I will be like you and just come to the conclusion that the world is past the point of return, or even worse, not think that there is a problem in the first place.
But today, I embrace my youth, I promote peace and love because today, that is what I believe in.
Today, that is what I want you to believe in to.
I can truly go on forever, and I'm genuinely starting to want to.
But today, I ask that you don't hate, that you don't blame, that you don't inspire greed, that you don't fuel the system.
That you stand tall, and instead of saying fuck the world,
I ask that you hold the souls of the people around you, open your minds beyond America, and love the world.
God is so disappointed in us, and he should be.
I am scared of the world around me,
But here I sit, typing powerfully,
This chaos, it is not the end, it is but a mountain to me,
And I believe, if we unite, humanity can overcome this, undoubtedly.
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