Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What're You Going To Do When You're Not Saving The World?

What're you going to do when you're not saving the world?

Sometimes I'm so tired of trying to save it. We don't think about how hard it must be for Superman or Spider-Man or Batman or all those superheroes we've read about or watched on TV... how hard it must be to feel responsible for the whole world and its problems. We always wish we could be them because they're stronger and braver, but do we really want all of that responsibility? Do we really want to lead a life with that constant struggle to choose between people you don't know and the people you love the most? Because it's damn hard, I can tell you that much. Just because people have superpowers doesn't mean their life is any easier, in fact, it's hell of a lot harder. Because when you're strong, people depend on you. 

I guess that's kind of why I hate it when people think I'm strong. I'm not. I'm not strong at all. I'm just a person that has happened to live through some crap and am trying with all my life to make this world a better place. And sometimes I'm just not good at it. 

So what am I doing when I'm not trying to save the world? Well, I can tell you right now I'm lying down thinking when is this pain going to end? When will people stop hurting each other and finally understand that the only thing that creates pain is us--US human beings. And it's no coincidence that US is also the acronym for U.S. The United States. Oh yeah, we're united alright, united in gluttony, selfishness, and economic suffering. Although we are better off than a lot of other countries, the U.S. isn't great enough to deserve the amount of pride some people have about this country. Maybe we once were, but I think we're slowly losing grasp of what it really means to be United

People criticize the government officials for making the U.S. the way it is, but who votes for those people? Who makes up this country? We do. So...hate to break it you, but it's really our fault. It's our fault that social media and TV has taken up hours of our life. It's our fault that we want to be constantly entertained. It's our fault the obesity rates are soaring. It's our fault the companies have control of our money. The sooner we realize that, the sooner we can finally fix ourselves for a better tomorrow. We cannot wait for a Super-Man to come swooping down and save us. Just like we cannot wait for Jesus to come into our hearts--we have to let him in first. Don't know if that was a correct comparison, but close enough. 

Love. Isn't that the ultimate superpower? Isn't that the very feeling that can make or break you? But here's the thing: love does not break you. People always make that mistake. What destroys love is hate or jealousy or anger or greed; I'm pretty sure I said this all before, but in case you forgot or just need some reminding, that is what the real cause of suffering in this world is.

So I'm going to ask again: What are you going to do when you're not saving the world? Well, are we ever going to stop saving it, is the real question is. Because the moment Super-Man gives up is the moment that thousands of people suffer. Believe me, you're life can have that sort of impact and you don't have to have super-strength to do it. You just need love. I don't have an instruction manual on how love is supposed to get you anywhere because it's different for everyone, but I know it is powerful. It doesn't take much to have love in your heart... You just have to let it in.

It's scary to be responsible for all those lives, but if you don't, then who will?

Fly off now,

Alena 

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