My facebook feed is flooded with breaking news, grief and anger. The sex scandals in Korea. Toxic masculinity. Mass shooting in New Zealand. Another shooting in The Netherlands. People die. People kill. Everywhere. It hits me way harder than I thought it would do. I cannot even pull my chain of thoughts together. It feels like one thought comes after another and they just stay right there in my head, overlap each other and form this huge tangled wool roll, to the point I’m overwhelmed and feel the need to put everything into words.
Talking about the world. Somedays it looks brighter than the others, some just feels like hell. Sometimes, there is a positive, sparkling energy supporting my belief that we are moving forward to a better world. It sways me, inspires me and gives me so much motivation. Some other times, I’d rather exclude myself from everything and everyone else. I do me, the world do them. Nothing matters.
Optimism and Pessimism go together perpetually. Like I don’t get why human run this world and destroy it at the same time. One of my friend’s catchphrase is: “People this, people that”. Optimistically understood: there will always be good people. Flip it over: bad people are everywhere and they will eventually never disappear. I watched an interview with Billie Eilish a few days ago and she said something along the lines of “everyone is gonna die”. It’s a fact. But you can also interpret it optimistically or pessimistically, depends on your state of mind. I do believe staying optimistic is an active choice, but off and on I find myself wandering on the side I shouldn’t be.
I obviously don’t want to spread my gloom-ridden thoughts further, because it’s been dark enough lately with all kind of things going on. If you are reading this post, please keep in mind that I’m just detangling the knots in my brain, and do keep your faith in the bright side of the world. And tell me I can be optimistic. Because we all need to.
Thanks for reading.
p/s: I’m writing this while listening to this song: optimistic – cehryl