I am thankful for Mojo’s hot chocolate. I am thankful for the continuous support of my family. I am thankful for music that soothes my soul. I am thankful for my professors that help me achieve my dreams and goals. I am thankful for my friends who help me in times of need, even in the most selfish situations. I am thankful that I have things for people to take. I am thankful for my mother’s strength. I am thankful there is food in my mini-fridge. I am thankful for running water. I am thankful that I have faith in God. I am thankful for so many things and disgusted at the same time.
Why am I allowed to have all of these things when others don’t? Why do I have this privilege? People are suffering all over the world and I spent my afternoon jamming out to music, memorizing lines in a coffee shop, and playing Tetris. It’s not fair. It’s not fair that people’s homes are being destroyed while I sit here writing this post.
I don’t understand the thought process of people who think it is ok to completely obliterate the home of a family. I don’t understand the thought process of countries that go to war with one another as an easy solution to solving a problem. This world we live in is a shameful place.
I wish I could stand on a box in the middle of New York City and tell the world that we don’t have to live like this. We can be better people who care about other people. I feel like our sole purpose on Earth is to not only achieve success and raise a family, but it is also to help others in need, those less fortunate. I wish I could stand on that box and people would listen and would say ‘Yes! I want this to stop.’ Sadly, I know people won’t listen and will continue to fight others off as they climb to the top of the world’s power and money pile. I can’t even get my own family to listen to me about the benefits of rearranging where our piano should go, so how am I suppose to get others to listen to me about the world’s problems? I am 21 years old and sometimes I think I have a better grasp on how life should be. But because I am only 21 years old I am also naive and fragile and too young to understand the world’s problems. But maybe that is what this world needs. Maybe a naive 21 year old college student should be heard because it would be something different. As far as I can tell, trying something different is just what this world needs. We have been in wars and killing people since the beginning of time. I am told this is human nature.
Is it such a horrible idea to try something different?