Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Without knowing

When it comes to knowledge, without having all you do not have any. Once, people proudly proclaimed the world was flat. And they were wrong.

Lack of knowledge is not shameful. Willful ignorance most definitely is. Refusing to acknowledge the obvious denotes a deep-seated fear of the truth.

One's perspective does not change reality. No matter how many people share it, that does not affect what is. We should be wary of the so-called experts.

How often does this narrative change? Those who were dogmatic become the masters of retraction. The foundation they laid is so swiftly exhumed.

We live in extraordinary times, but what we ken has been learned through error. Do not make the mistake of hubris. Admit what you do not know.

The most basic of questions we cannot answer. Such mysteries are yet to be revealed. Fret not, there are few things better than the joy of discovery.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cynically hopeful

Life is best when we hope for better, but prepare for worse. Optimism withers in the face of reality. Yet, pessimism is just another way of giving up.

Most people only care about themselves. They will do anything to get what they want. And if you do not give it to them, they will turn against you.

But there are those who look out for others. When someone is in need,  they are there to lend a hand. The world survives because of people like this.

The hardest truth of all, is that both extremes reside within the individual. To sacrifice the good, is evil. It is the evidence of one's own selfishness.

We must recognize that people care, and that they do not. Just because it hurts, does not mean we should not look. Honesty is always the hard way.

Lies do not a refuge make. See things as they are, and do not turn away. For in the midst of this wicked world, there is still a great deal of good.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Here and now

The future is where our hopes reside, but not where we live. If anything happens then, it is because of what we do now. We must live up to our potential.

Dreams are great for motivation. But if they do not bear fruit, they are without substance. In the end, it is up to the individual to prove their own worth.

Here is where we stake our claim. You have only what can be defended. In a world where canines consume each other, there is no room for trying.

Success can only be won in the here and now. Otherwise, we are left merely with aspirations. And there does come a time when such things expire.

The ones who are great make their opportunities. Nothing is allowed to get in their way. Years later, we still stand in awe of what they accomplished.

Our deeds will prove the value of our words. So, get to the doing with all due haste. Tomorrow will never come, so we must all live for a single day.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Seeing it through

Life can change in a moment. In the instant you are not looking, that is when something will happen. Whether good or bad, we must see it through.

When you are at your best, the worst could transpire. Tragedy strikes, and the agony is palpable. Bad times come and they have brought along friends.

Or your existence could be at its lowest point. You are starting to wonder why you should bother. And a single kind word will brighten your day.

We cannot expect to be happy in a world full of woe. Sometimes when it rains, it most definitely pours. But do not let those drops fall in vain.

Tears are meant for the cleansing of the soul. Do not let them wash all the goodness away. No burden is so heavy it cannot be lifted for the sake of just one.

People hurt one another, it is what they do. But we must never allow it to darken our hearts. For if we do, that is when we will learn what tragedy is.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

No one else

The wicked cannot take over alone. It is the weakness of mere humanity which emboldens them. If the world falls, there will be no one else to blame.

Those who care keep the darkness at bay. When they are gone, all hell will truly break loose. Imagine an existence where might actually makes right.

That chaos does not reign now, is a testament to the strength of the few. Without them, this would be an awful place. When they are gone, it shall be.

Too many will take heed to the sweetness of words. Their hearts are swayed solely by what they desire. Such as this can be taken without a fight.

They rail vehemently against their adversaries, worrying not whom they befriend. The embrace of evil is suffocating. It will take your breath away.

We are still here, and it is not over. All around us, the covetous are bowing and scraping. Yet, in the midst of the idolatrous many, you can be that one.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Through it all

What does it mean to endure? Though battered and broken, you get back up. Evil brings all of its force to bear, but through it all you persevere.

When all is lost, you keep going. Aspersions cast, are tossed aside. Even when your heart is aching, it just steels your determination to never give in.

There is rage, but you keep it all inside. It does not consume, but rather it fuels the resolve not to back down. You may lose, but shall not sacrifice.

Any thoughts of success become mere fantasies. It is not in the cards for you to win. So you do what they do not expect, and just keep on fighting.

Other people could never understand. You did not expect to triumph against your adversaries. But there is one thing you can do: frustrate them.

Make them expend their energies in a futile attempt. Exhaust the mighty, and their victory is hollow. For what they achieved was not worth the cost.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

What we have

Anyone who stops caring, never really did. If it is important, you put your ego to the side. No matter how much pain is endured, no one should be sacrificed.

What we think does not matter. Opinions come and go, and give no help at all. We do not know everything, so we are bound to be wrong sometimes.

There is nothing wrong with believing in yourself. However, it should never be done at another's expense. If you are so sure, then you should foot the bill.

Being right does not make you a better person. Villains are often obsessed with the righteousness of their cause. But inside, there truly is nothing to be seen.

It hurts when people do not care. But following suit only tears you up on the inside. If you cannot end the vicious cycle, at least do nothing to perpetuate it.

The reality is we will not always agree. To dwell on such things is to miss the point. When all is said and done, the only thing we really have is each other.