Hey guys, I hope everyone’s having a blissful Ramadhan so far. While you guys are lounging on your couches or just casually scrolling through whatever timeline you’re on, have any of you ever wondered how our world is so fucked up nowadays? The Orlando mass shooting that happened in June killed 49 innocent lives, self harm is still unstoppable for a hell lot of people out there, you have school bullies, cyber bullies and all kinds of other hatreds happening around us as I’m typing and you’re reading this.
Don’t you guys think it’s so crazy how everyone’s hated because of who they are? Why kill the gays? Why pick on the depressed? Why laugh at the dark skinned? Why cringe at the albinos? Why gag at guys who wear makeup? Why? Let me give you a scenario.
He used to be so passionate about art, his eyes light up when he talks about it to other people. But now, I see him apologising for thinking he’s talking too much and that people don’t even care about his art. Who did this to him?
She used to be so confident about her acne scars, her freckles, her thin lips. But now, I see her concealing a thick layer on her face and getting lip injections every now and then. Who did this to her?
He used to be so…
She used to be so…
Wait, did you guys see what I just did? I was looking for someone to put the blame on behind the changes of these people.
Wait, okay now I’m confused. Was I actually judging these people to say that they’ve changed? What if he was just trying to forget about art because he was never into it anyway? Maybe he was forced to do art as a kid and now he knows better things that suit him? And what if she never was confident with her flaws? Maybe now is she only super duper confident with makeup and lip injections on. Who am I to say that they’ve changed and they’re unhappy when it’s been their lives all along and I’ve never been in their shoes?
So readers, before you start talking about how much someone has “changed”…..just don’t. There’s a reason why they’re turning into someone new. Be it good or bad. If that someone is really close to you, you’ll know whether it’s a good change or the other. If it’s a good change, be happy for him/her and let them be. If it’s a bad change, they’ll tell you about it because they trust you. So that’s when you have to help him/her. But if you can’t get yourself to determine whether it’s good or bad, that means you guys are not considered close after all. So don’t try to open your mouth and give out your bloody “opinions” when you’re just going to hurt them with your “nice” words.
Because sometimes, you think you’re doing the right thing and others are not. Sometimes, you get so selfish that you forget to put others’ feelings into account. Sometimes, you think you know everything about a person when all you know is just the surface of it as he/she hasn’t even opened up to you because they don’t trust you. Gosh, the world doesn’t just revolve around you.
Oh God, that escalated so quickly. I intended to go nice on this post. But oh well. It’s just that sometimes, we always find someone to blame for something that’s not going right in our lives. There’s always a goddamn person to put the blame on. What we don’t realise is that someone else is also putting the blame on us somehow. You know why? Because we blame society for bad things that happen, but we don’t freaking realise that we are that goddamn society.
To many more rants, Ellie.