Black and white, right and wrong, life and death – life is full of duality. It isn’t like the whisperings of secret societies or deadbeat governments. Duality is the ultimate truth. It holds no illusions, no contempt, or any other form of disdain. It simply exists.
At it’s most basic form, duality is the reality of you and me.
It is of our existence, a dual of life to survive long enough to do the right things for the right reasons.
It is the difference and similarities all humans share, it is the dreams and tragedies we all hold closest to our hearts, and it is the hopes and despairs we harbor within our minds. It’s the very equilibrium of chaos, the very pendulum of harmony. It is the ultimate judge of who you are as not only a human being, but moreover, as a living soul.
Duality can come in many different forms. When we’re children, it is disguised as the comforts of our imagination vs. the reality of the world surrounding us. When we’re adults, it is the concept of “you vs. the world”; it is the “materially wealthy vs. the materially poor”, it is “dark skinned humans vs. light skinned humans”; but moreover above all else, it is “us” vs. “them”.
Duality, just like humans, matures into a whole new creature as it grows older alongside each new generation of young adults. Duality is just as wicked as it is righteous.
That’s why older people often warn younger people to not put so much importance on material things. Because at the end of the day, what really matters, is the memories you create with anyone you might fall in love with, or the memories you might create with your parents or siblings. It is the memories you make with close friends, and even with complete strangers.
We can’t forget what’s at stake in our society.
We can’t forget the pains and ills that we are leaving our children of tomorrow’s world.
That is what duality is, it is the realization that all of us are constantly stuck between the here-and-now and our eventual end, our humanly death. It is the difference between what we decide to do with our lives vs. what we could have done with our lives.
There is no point in contemplating for too much longer. Just do it, just go out there and make some form of difference; even if it’s “small”. Because let’s face it, even “small” acts of change can make someone’s whole day that much more better. It can leave an impression on a small community for years to come, it can make a “nobody” into a “somebody”; when viewed through the lens of society.
Truth be told though, what matters most is at the end of the day you feel satisfied with your choices in life. Even though we may not truly be able to control our environment completely; we can always react in a way which will work to help us to hopefully become a better person. Always keep in mind the importance of truth and lies. Remember that we all make mistakes, and it’s part of the journey. But what you can do, is try your best to show even a small bit of kindness and understanding for your fellow men and women. Life is already a trial in-of-itself; and we have to band together with those men and women who share the same ideology of truth in the face of a society full of lies and deceptions.
We must feel sorrow for those who have turned cold and wicked. We must feel remorse for those who do not fully understand that truth is the only way to set yourself free from the shackles the physical world places on each-and-every-one of us. We must remain steadfast in our goals and aspirations to make this world even slightly better for the children of tomorrow. Because I refuse to live in a society that torments our girls, a society which condemns our boys; a society that haunts our women, and a society which fully-corrupts our men.
We must not let fear get in our way; we must try and get society to work for us as a collective of human beings. Only then will life get better. Because as of this writing, the physical manifestation of human life is certainly far from what it should be.
Forever in Your Debt,