Why I no longer have any hope left for the world...
First of all, I just want to say that I will be discussing religion in this 'story'. I may be bashing it a bit, but please, PLEASE remember... IT IS ONLY MY OPINION! If you don't like it, tough! Everyone is entitled to their own opinions so you can flame me all you like, but my opinions will stand firm. Just don't bother reading this if you can't stand your religion being run down.
So anyway... Basically this is a bit of a rant why I no longer have any (or much) hope left for this world.
Why I no longer have any hope left for this world... Chapter 1
The reason humans suffer is because they make themselves suffer. I don't mean these kids in Africa who are starving and don't have any clean water, it is not their fault they are suffering, but IT IS other people's fault they are suffering.
But that is another story... Humans make themselves suffer because, let's face it, how many times have you got up in the morning thinking 'wake up in the morning feeling like... Crap!' and then going to the bathroom mirror to insult yourself for how 'ugly' you are. Running yourself down is just as bad as other people running you down and it will never make you happy. It can be hard, but you have to see your good points instead of keep pointing out your flaws and beating yourself up for having them. No one and nothing is perfect, fact.
Another way people make themselves suffer is through religion. Almost everything has its good and bad points and I am not saying religion hasn't got any good points, but it does seem to have a lot of bad points to me. Firstly, the bible taught us to hate black people and gay & bisexual people. That is another reason why humans make themselves suffer, because they can't accept themselves or other people for who they are.
Oh god forbid someone is black or gay... WHO THE BEEP CARES?!?! If you are going to hate someone because they are different, you might as well hate yourself because EVERYONE is different. As Katy Perry says in her song Firework, 'You don't have to feel like a waste of space, You're original cannot be replaced' which is about as true as you can get.
And if you are wondering why you hate your life and/or self so much, it is likely because you are the one making your life so crap. How often do you tell yourself you're not good enough to do something? How often do you say you might as well not even try because you know you are going to fail anyway? With that kind of attitude, the only person making your life crap is yourself.
The key to success is that, just don't give up. Don't take no for an answer and don't go home, wallow in your self-pity and cry because you 'failed' to do something. Failure is only a perceptive, there is no such thing, fact.
J.K. Rowling was once a single mother who was struggling to make ends meet because of her low income. After writing the first Harry Potter book and being rejected by every major publisher in the country because of how 'crap' it was, did she give up? No, she kept trying and finally got accepted by a not so well known publisher who agreed to publish the book. Now, Harry Potter is one of the biggest selling book series of all time and J.K. Rowling is now a billionaire, baby!
Another key to success is to do things when you don't feel ready. If you always wait till you feel comfortable to do something, you will never get anywhere in life, you have to be brave and just go for it.
Anyway, getting back to the point... Yet another way people make themselves suffer is mainly down to religion... Again. Yep, religion has caused more wars than anything else in the history of mankind, fact. Why? Well it depends, but most of the time it is because two different religions go to war because they both think they're religion is the 'true religion', but of course the other side doesn't agree and so they kill each other over it.
If you want me to put this in to more simplistic terms... There is one tribe who thinks the colour blue is really the bee's knees! It is so awesome, IT IS THE BEST COLOUR EVER!!! But there is another tribe who really likes red, they believe red is the best colour ever. The result? The two tribes go to war and kill each other because they can't agree on which is the best colour ever...
And let's face it, why the hell do people always die in the 'name of God'? Why can't it be In The Name Of Love or something (no pun intended on the Thomson Twins song...)? Why do people kill each other over something they can't even prove exists? I suppose it is all down to hope again, they hope God exists because they want there to be a purpose to life. In my opinion though, and I do apologise if this sounds really depressing, there is no meaning to life in the long run. Sure, you can make your own life brilliant, but in the end we are all going to die anyway. There is still no explanation as to what happens after we die, but if we just die and that's that, what is the point of it all? The whole world is going to end someday and, as sad as it may sound, when that happens, there kinda would of been no purpose of Earth ever existing...
More depressing tales to come in chapter 2...