この世界は。。。

this world is…

humans are…

have you ever gotten the feeling that you’ve never done anything right in this life? that when you think back, there isn’t one moment that you don’t regret? well i’m sure there are some moment that are regret free, but what i mean is a majority of the time you have spent alive. truly, this is a pitiful life. or maybe, it’s only the moments you regret that you remember…

“i’ve been housing all this doubt and insecurity…”

because it’s those moments that makes the deepest impressions on us. an incomplete task. a disagreement. a grudge held. a precious belonging lost.  a damaged friendship.

sometimes, i find that i am not me. i am a  combination of the good i see in everybody else. is this a bad thing?  i see things in other people, and find that i want to be like that to.

went to imax yesterday at the ontario science centre. この世界はへんだよ。this world is a strange place. many of the answers we have been looking for are closer than our fingertips. we are holding on to them as we speak, promising to fix the world, to be the change you want to be. it is because we are all not willing to sacrifice a little, never mind a lot, to better the society on the whole. there are some people who say would sacrifice if they were asked to…but how many people are just saying that? and what position of authority is going to ask them to make that sacrifice and stay in power at the same time? there was a study, in which the plan was to run a mock prison for a week. they didn’t make it through two days. the ones who said they would be nice to the prisoners turned out to be the worst of them all.

family day is coming up. but what is a family? i don’t think it has to strictly involve blood relatives. a family is simply a group of closely-knit people. i think we’ve been trying to make one big family. but it’s not really working. self-interest tears this apart, emotions that seep out as people zero in on one or several individuals. what does it take to make  a group of friends that are faithful only to one another, that spend all their time together? would this be boring or interesting? has this false fantasy and ideal been created, or is it something that we should strive for? I guess the reason we can’t all get along is due to the differences between everybody, their position on the “social hierarchy” – the fact that we are humans in this day and age lend to this situation.  no longer struggling to survive, working together is not necessary to live. so, not getting along has no exceptionally large implications for some people – it is not a matter of life and death.

are we all the main characters? we all think of ourselves as the main character of some story (well, most of us anyways). everything we see is from our own point of view. is this perhaps the problem, as we all strive to be the best there is, the most popular person, the person with the most friends, the person who does it all. would it benefit the world if people began to think of themselves as a supporting cast, helping one person, if not each other? but then there would be the problem of who would be the protagonist that everybody else supports.  in this way, we are all the main characters of our own story. but wouldn’t it be interesting if a person lived out their life thinking of him or herself as playing a secondary role to somebody else.

is it better to fit in, or to stand out? so many people strive to conform to the norm, to be accepted by society. those who stand out are just made fun of. but, by conforming, do we lose a sense of individuality? is it this lack of “self” that leads to harmony? do the ones that strive to poke their heads out propagate chaos and disorder? ultimately, i guess it’s a matter of personal choice.

but then again, isn’t everything else?

いじょうです。

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3 comments on “この世界は。。。”

  1. Justin…. woah. and I agree to what you said.

  2. otou-san posted again~
    except…this was before family day…
    I say we all sing the dango daikazoku song and be happy…for the 4 mins it plays for.

    Ahh otou-san gave me a good idea for a story~

  3. dot. dot. dot.

    Our emo discussion about PEAB.
    cough.


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