When talking about
life, you must talk about death. Yes, many fear death. I fear
death, and many of the dying fear death. It can happen in many
different ways. You have no control over some deaths, and some
deaths would be entirely your own fault. But the completely
inescapable fact is that every living creature must die
eventually. Why would one struggle against that fact? It is
All that lives dies,
likewise all that is dead has lived before. It is like ying and
yang. One cannot exist without the other. There is darkness in
light, light in darkness, and infinite shades of gray imbetween.
Many people think that they are invincible, that it is impossible
for them to die. Why they believe such stupid things, I do not
know. The world is a cruel and harsh place. Children here are
doomed to die on streets. The fortunate ones think that their
life is so hard, but they do not think of the way the other
people in this world might think. The definition of a hard life
changes, or so it seems. I do not know why people are foolish
enough to think that their life is so hard just because they
cannot get the new I-Phone just yet, or something to that affect,
but they cannot look over to their neighbor and see that they
cannot afford three meals a day, or anything other than the
clothes on his back. It is so strange that they do not realize
that maybe their lives don't suck as much as others might.
Why are we humans so
cruel that we are willing to give up our own kind? Have we become
a race where material goods and money are all that matters? Have
we truly forgotten the way our ancestors lived? What life was
like without war? It's so strange to see groups of thirteen and
fourteen year olds talk about politics, and to have a teacher
come up to you and say, "What's the big deal, anyways?"
Is our government going
out of its way to ensure that its nation's stupidity shall last
forever? Some of the mistakes have been our fault from the
beginning. People with no seat in senate or congress, or house.
But to raise a whole nation to be stupid, what's the point in
that? And no child left behind; have the government officials
realized that they cannot force unwilling students to learn? It
isn't their lives that are being affected by it and the only
outcome I've seen from it has been negative.
In other words, Life is
just one huge game. Someone has to lose, and you don't always
win. But in your own way, you can become yourself. Life is
incapable of existing without death, so we should be unafraid of
it. I'm still afraid of it, but I have at least come to terms
with the fact that life is death just as surely as death is life,
and I am a writer who seriously needs to get a life.