This post is labelled cereals simply because I'm eating a bowl of cereal right now. On this same exact space however was a trail of words that were strung together with the intention of being published as a blogpost but then that got deleted by dare I say, impulse? Or perhaps this act was through the brain doing quick leaps within itself and reasoning that perhaps it wasn't the best written piece of work. Ahh. The inner workings of connections and thought.
So, anyway, as I was writing, this thought popped into my mind, "Perhaps if we listened with the intention of understanding and not the intention of responding, the world might be a happier place to live in."
This is true, I firmly believe. Although, a question to raise would be, How many of us really realize this and do something about it to help make ourselves and the people around us better individuals?
As the world continues to rotate on its axis, it is simultaneously corroding, decaying, rotting..etc. and we, the humans who inhabit this planet called Earth, are the ones responsible for this mess.
Doesn't it occur to you that all these problems are brought forth by none other than ourselves? We are all but pawns in this huge game of Earth Deterioration, if a label must be placed.
Slight detour to this other thought.
Why are people so rude? And, why are they cold?
I can't fathom these behaviours and at times I wish I could just so I could begin to understand them better. There is so much to learn about the world, people and the likes; why waste this precious time on Earth being conflicted and holding grudges. Is that sort of hate necessary? Why is there difficulty in forgiveness? Do these people think that forgiveness equates to loss? It's not a battlefield, it's a middle ground. It's a place for truce, not for war.
Why have such a downright shitty attitude towards others when there is a choice to be a better person. Do people not want to strive for things that matter or is that again my biased, subjective outlook? Aren't certain ideas and reactions, heck interactions, universal? Would people rather have mental blocks rather than face it with all their might and courage to push past a barrier and move forward in this process known as progression?
Humans, how elusive we are. How much we've got to learn. How arrogant we are. How fragile we must be.