(Originally from Twitter which is why it’s an odd format)
Society is maintained through balance, and Balance is maintained through two conflicting forces that have obtained equilibrium.
As hard as you push for your ideal, there will be someone who pushes back equally. No matter how hard you pull, the same will result
There have never been “Winners and Losers” in this world, Only temporary imbalances. No matter which side loses, resistance will return
We judge our struggle by the pain we feel. We judge others’ by the pain we assume they have. But no one can know what another feels. No one even really knows what WE ourselves feel. We only have assumptions based on the trial and error of our lives and wisdom from others.
So what is the answer? Should we give up pushing and pulling altogether? Well… that would be impossible.
Even if you lived your life without ideals for your direction, that in itself would be the ideal with your direction.
The greatest pushers of our age are those who say you shouldn’t push. The greatest pullers are those who say pulling destroys
You cannot have no impact at all on this world. You cannot know what the other side feels or acts. So what can you do?
As I said… there is balance. As hard as you push or pull, you will only be met back with equal resistance.
To focus on one force alone will only keep growing until you are finally overwhelmed. But a balance between the two, may have potential
Pull too hard and you give up what you stand for. Push too hard and you will live and die alone. Do both equally and see what happens
If you have morals, live for them. Do not give them up to make others more comfortable. But don’t lock others out because they are not you
Do not give up who you are so you can fit in. Do not give up on others so they can fit you.
There IS right and wrong in this world. There ARE things people do that hurt others. But you can advise others, not control them
Do not be frustrated by the lack of control over others when you cannot control yourself! Do not fight others when you cannot fight yourself
Most important, consider no life a virus or a waste. Even those who offend you to your core. Their actions and beliefs are not what they are
At the end of it all, we are all people. We will be right on some things and wrong on others.
No life is devoted to ruining yours. They are devoted to living life the best that they can, even if they are wrong,they are trying like you
Stand strong. Accept generously. Live as an example, not as a crusade! /endrant