Why do people so often view themselves as the most important creatures on the planet? Or themselves as the most important person? As a human, I can see how it can sometimes be difficult to look outside ones self. You are you, after all. What else is there? A lot, as it turns out.
With each decision you make so many other are affected. How will other people feel about it? How will other creatures feel?
I sometimes express my concerns about the decisions of others. I feel it is my right to. We all share this planet. We all need to co-exist. What if someone I know was torturing someone else? I wouldn’t just stand by and watch. But no one will listen to my concerns if I don’t express them in a way that makes other comfortable and able to listen to my concerns. I’m still trying to find out what that manner is.
The purchasing and the plastics and the paper waste… it all makes me very sad. I can see why others might be offended when I express concerns but I wish I could make them understand. In speaking out against the lack of compassion I have created a lack of compassion. Funny how that works.
Sometimes I feel segregated from everyone else. Let’s face it, most of the lifestyle choices I make are not the societal norm. It can be hard at times because I know in my heart I am doing the right thing but other people don’t always agree. Weather it be with food choices, how to react to a personal situation, or consumption. Right now I feel so segregated.
There is a difference between doing what is right and doing what is easy.
I don’t meet to sound judgmental in posting this but I know i’ve had a few rather judgey posts lately. This is kind of my little rant zone at times. I really try to find fault within myself before I find fault within others. No one is perfect. We all have our own challenges to overcome. I was thinking about my personal effort to have an impact on the world. Maybe instead of having my own causes I should try to see what my friends are doing to make an impact and help them out. Maybe they will in turn want to help me out. Even if they don’t it is easier to change the world together than it is alone. If we all work together we can do anything. Right?
I also realize that everyone feels like this at times.
I know there are other people out there. I just need to find them… *sigh*
Today I got a free haircut! Woo craigslist! The girl was super awesome and I LOVE IT! She basically just fixed the old cut, texturized it and made it more feminine. I get to the place and it’s this fancy salon in kits. I distinctly remember waiting for the bus in front of it once thinking “that has got to be the gayest most expensive cliché salon ever”. I didn’t think i’d ever be able to afford to go there, and it turned out to be the cheapest haircut i’ve had! When I got home I asked for my Mom’s opinion…
“I hate it! You look more and more like a boy everyday. You know people call you … “
I left the room before she could make any homosexual slurs. I always find her commentary so entertaining haha. LOVE YOU TOO MOM!