In reference to the absence of writing here in the last week, it’s because I wasn’t feeling that well during the past several days or so. In a particular illustration, I’m unsure how I feel about Ernest Hemingway and his work in general, but lately, I definitely have gained more perspective on this quote of his: “The world breaks everyone and afterward some are strong at the broken places.”
Some of the worst feelings originate from others who turn their back on you after you’ve gone really far for them. Even so, I think there’s truth to the notion that if you do good for others, good will happen to you. I also think karma is a true concept in some sense, though I think so in an unorthodox way. Good karma may just result in a lighter conscious that naturally avoids more pitfalls — it doesn’t necessarily have to be some inevitable and strange force in the world to me. I really have seen enough ironic circumstances to think that there is some truth to the concept, however.
And other quotes I want to include here are: “I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that’s bad, I’m going to suffer from it.” –Tupac Shakur
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” –Mahatma Gandhi
I won’t say that I agree with those quotes entirely, but I still think they’re important to consider.
For the only people who currently visit this website, thank you, and I hope you gain in a meaningful, beneficial way as a result. I know that current events and hard truths are difficult to look at sometimes, and I know that I haven’t done the best adding humor and lighter notes, but I will improve at this. There’s often truth in humor and there is some pretty good news from time to time these days, after all.
The reason for my focus mainly being what it is though is because I think there’s too much focus on nonsense and trivialities and a lack of focus on critical issues. In my view, there are plenty of interesting people, but I think there aren’t enough interesting and serious people focused on the real issues threatening this world.
And as terrible as it is for other individual people to betray you after you’ve helped them immensely (perhaps with much less that’s apparent in return), it can be a big mistake to focus much of your anger on the individual person(s). The focus of animosity on the negative person(s) could be what the elite few oppressors in society would desire, which is to use divide and rule tactics to divert focus from the real, root causes of problems. In general, there’s a significant lack of cooperation between people in the general public today, and it shows through many of the undeserved problems that there are now.
On the note of anger, it can be foolhardy to possess, but it’s still energy and intensity nonetheless. In my view, anger can be channeled into positive energy and positive emotions — with carefulness added in, of course. A lot of my own indignance has probably been from anger, which I have channeled into prompting action, as worthwhile action is an antidote to despair.
The headlines in the news may also be terrible, but it’s important to remember that there’s opportunity in every crisis. For many reasons, the world is at a crossroads now, and so the opportunities acted on in the modern crisis of these times will have an especially significant impact on the future.
I’ll begin again starting today. There’s certainly an unusual enough current events cycle to begin with.