To paraphrase a quote from Harry Potter
"...pity those who live without love"
A quote from Mary Lambert's poem titled Lay Your Head Down
"I cry because humanity is frightening, because one person consumed with self hatred and armed with one gun can kill can entire room of people."
My thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victims of this Synagogue
Shooting. It's sad to think of this, how people can be so messed up, what must have been going on his head, what must have happened in his life that lead him to do this; it is so sad seeing a human being capable of so many amazing things, throw it all away. When I think about the sorrow now caused to the loved ones of the victims, I think it is so unfair; I almost feel guilty that I have an okay life with so many good things, but right now there are people suffering and mourning and in so much pain while my life is not perfect, but I have people in my life that I love and they are with me.
I remember reading a quote that says basically to treat everyone you meet or bump into with kindness because you never know what they are going through. I agree wholeheartedly with that quote, and I want to try to apply it to my daily life, even to people who are rude to me—which fortunately are not a lot, or even any now that I think about it—because you just never know what that person is going through, what battle they are facing, what demons they have. And just thinking about it, just typing these words, makes me want to make the best of my life, to make my life the best it can be, to enjoy and cherish all of my loved ones, to appreciate life and all of its beauty, for all those people out there.
Also, I have come to the realization that while there can be beautiful things in life, life is not beautiful, but life CAN be beautiful. I remember reading a magazine article about this poor girl whose face got disfigured and had a face transplant; I even saw a youtube video about that person and how her family members feel about it. It was in that moment that I thought of the people suffering horrible things everywhere—so much pain and suffering— and yeah, MY life is good but what about all the other people out there. It almost feels selfish to me to say that LIFE is beautiful just based on your own life, with all these terrible things happening to other people, so I say that MY life is "beautiful" not life in general—life is not good or bad life just is, but YOUR life can be beautiful or whatever you make it out to be. If you want your life to be good you have to do something about that, but life is not inherently good. I know this runs counter to posters, shirts and messages all around that says "life is beautiful" and I know the people who preach that have well intentions; they are usually nice, sweet people who just want to brighten your day, but still it is incorrect, I believe, and again unfair to say for the millions of people whose lives are really depressing and needs help.
So those are all just some feels I want to get out....Thank you for taking the time to read this.
But I am seriously procrastinating on my College assignments right now--yep, I am a college student now if you did not know.XD