Most people subscribe to the all or nothing approach to life - too many people forget that by doing so, there is only room for the people who believe in the “right.” It becomes to be too daunting to be in that sphere - the all, the good and morally just - and they rather associate and prescribe themselves in nothingness. But the point they seem to forget is, “if I don’t do it, then who will?” This may be a world full of people who simply give up, because they see their potential contributions as meaningless, insignificant gestures that possibly could not make a difference, or simply, because they don’t want to, but if our world was populated with only those type of people, then there would not have been any development. No one’s asking you to be a savior - just don’t be completely idle.
You are tired,
Of the always puzzle of living and doing;
And so am I.
Come with me, then,
And we’ll leave it far and far away—
(Only you and I, understand!)
You have played,
And broke the toys you were fondest of,
And are a little tired now;
Tired of things that…
as the people who adore you stop adoring you; as they die; as they move on; as you shed them; as you shed your beauty; your youth; as the world forgets you; as you recognize your transience; as you begin to lose your characteristics one by one; as you learn there is no-one watching you, and there never was, you think only about driving – not coming from any place; not arriving any place. just driving, counting off time. now you are here, at 7:43. now you are here, at 7:44. now you are…
gone." Synechdoche, New York, 2008 (via fuckyeahexistentialism)