I didn’t blog yesterday. It was not the therapy required. Yesterday I watched a country fight and kill its own citizens, before sending two of them into space. This is a strange old set of circumstances we find ourselves within. How I deal with this, plus the ongoing pandemic, has been the subject of much thought.
How do you show support when you are the problem? It is a subject a lot of us will be considering at length in the weeks that follow. Those who don’t give a fuck are already using hashtags such as #AllLivesMatter. I was one of those people, once upon a time, who did not understand just how much of an insult that really is.
All of us come to these revelations at our own pace. You need to be willing to look past your own personal circumstances and towards a better, more realistic viewpoint. Amazingly, as your horizons broaden, it is amazing to look back and grasp just how fucking bigoted the world is that you’ve left behind. There are rules too. They really do matter.
As #7 in this list is not to allow your ego to dictate the direction of this change, I’m not going to say anything more except that we all have different paths which can be trodden for renaissance. Everybody brings a unique skill set to this particular party. The key, of course, is not to let your own aspiration overtake the significance of this moment.
There will be those who believe this is their platform to fame. That much is already obvious, and although I appreciate the sentiment behind this, America’s obsession with wealth has already caused a schism that may now be impossible to heal. Commercialism has destroyed everything, yet without it there’d not be Americans in space.
There is a phenomenal amount of shit that needs fixing in the World. By far the best place to begin that process is with yourself. We can all be better, I don’t care who you are. Nobody is perfect. All of us can make a difference.
Begin the process of improvement with yourself before you dare believe you’re worthy of doing so to anyone else.