As they say, it takes courage to be yourself, wholly, entirely and unapologetically, when the world and most of the people in it insist on the exact opposite.
Only the brave can survive the endless conditioning to be a different person and resist it, remaining who they truly are in their essence.
And believe me, the world doesn’t like rebels.
They are tried, tested, prodded, belittled.
So I will be me. It’s all I can be.
Even if no one understands my mind.
Even if the rest of the world decides that I am not fit to be believed.
Even when things go the way they want and not the way you had them planned in your brain.
Even when every single person on this planet becomes a blur, a blip on my radar because I cannot feel anything for fear of feeling.
Even when I lose all those things that make me be myself…
My smile, my laugh, my tears, my strength, my many flaws…
Even when I am not loved by anyone…
I will go on.
Because I can. Because I am worthy. Because I owe it to my family, the one I’ve found along the way, the one that is in my heart.
Because I will not allow the wayward waves of life’s storms to wash away my courage or my essence, regardless of how hard it crashes on my shore.
Because I will not start a war, but if I am confronted with it, I will become a warrior.
Because I will be good enough.
I propose living, not vegetating.
I propose understanding, not vilifying.
I propose being intolerant with intolerance.
I propose uniting, not dividing.
I propose not being a victim, but making our dreams come true.
I propose giving value to the little things, the sacred bits of life we receive, the pieces we can use to do great things.
I propose not letting yourself be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered.
I propose forgetting what you’ve learned is ‘true’ and making justice and courage the Law.
I propose talking less and doing more.
If anyone doesn’t like it, I won’t apologise. Just don’t follow me. I won’t mind.
It is solved by walking.