I’m pretty sure that life is a waste of energy if you are not spending your time wisely. I’m pretty sure that I’m just fooling myself into wasting my time each day doing mundane things. I’m pretty fairly sure that I don’t know what to write about right now.
Speaking of people, have you heard that your brain is always in motion? It’s true. I think that studies show this and I could probably link to a few if I knew what I was even on about (but since I don’t, like usual I’ll just continue to ramble). What are you thinking about right now? I am thinking that I would like to understand why our brain does the things it does. Why do we do that instead of doing that? Or why do we go to the park instead of the movies? Why go for a walk instead of a bike ride? Why watch Netflix when we can watch YouTube? We don’t consciously make these decisions really (well sometimes we do, because maybe we really have to see the next episode) but it mostly comes from natural routine. It’s so boring and mundane that if something were to go wrong here (in this moment) our brains already know what to do and would just go with the regular, the everyday. Sorry, you have to go for a walk because that’s what your brain wants. It’s what you want too, but you can’t say it aloud.
So I think that you’re probably wondering what to do next. What to read next, what to try next or what goal to set next. Your brain already knows that you may or may not do these things. We all must work on ourselves each and every day. The signals our brain gives us lets us know that we need to focus and hone in on what matters most. I think its safe to say that you should do what you want, but always use your brain before your heart.
I’m pretty sure you’re going to be just fine. I know I am.
It’s hard to feel connected to moments that are not a part of your own life. It’s also hard to pretend that you don’t care at all. If you describe yourself with any of the following adjectives then you have it in your heart to feel, it doesn’t matter what you just have the need to feel.*
And so many others, that might not even describe personality but actually temperament. It doesn’t actually matter, take a step back and close your eyes. Really, close your eyes and count to ten, maybe twenty.
I hope you actually did that, but for those reading on a mobile device or simply scrolling through a random blog post remember that you can feel. That your experiences and memories are valid and what you feel matters.
I’m not going to be the one to lie and say it will all get better with time because it won’t. It will get worse before it gets better. You wonder what that means and then someone reminds you of it with a terror attack somewhere or a shooting somewhere else and racial disparity in other places. Then, you start to think about things in context because we’re all from different places and every place has its own rituals, its own customs, its own people, and its own busy-ness. But, no. Everyone is the same in their suffering.
If you want to help ease all the suffering in the world, all the heartache then the best thing is to give money to a charitable cause if you are able to. If not, then continue to spread hope online. It’s all you can do in a non-violent way, while also encouraging peace and realization that emotions are felt by all.
I have an idea for an interesting new blog devoted to writing about social issues. If you have unique ideas for what I should write about there comment down below.
*From The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Full quote: “That’s the thing about pain, it demands to be felt.”
*Have the need to feel strongly about terrible, terrible events because (and I’m assuming here) you are person with real and honest feelings.