For as long as I can remember, I have seen this world through a very optimistic point of view. But realistically, it isn’t possible to that level of positive all the time. So of course, being the human being I am, I have my week moments when I say things like ‘Everything is garbage’ or ‘This sucks!’ or even ‘I don’t want to function today.’ But that doesn’t mean that I am any less hopeful about all the good that does exist in the world.
I get a lot of ‘How can you be so cheerful all the time?’ I get that a lot! And honestly, I don’t have any answers for you because, just like any of you, I am just another human being trying to find a way to exist in this world and chase my dreams. I don’t want to waste away being salty and bitter about anything and everything. That sounds like a dreadful waste of time and energy to me. So naturally, I hate it when people try to force their exhausting, pessimistic point of view on me.
I’m simply not interested. There’s nothing more to it. I truly believe that there’s a lot of good left in this world, even though with every passing day, we are being given reasons to put lesser and lesser faith in humanity. But guess what? We may not always see it but the world is perfectly balanced. There’s always enough good to balance out the bad, and for what it’s worth, the good is always so much more powerful than the bad.
I think that those of us who don’t always have an optimistic outlook are just tired of the outdated practices and perspectives that we have to fight on a daily basis. It’s like no one ever told a whole bunch of people that no matter what stage of life you’re in, you can always unlearn and reprogram yourself for the better. Even our devices are constantly updated to keep up with our needs. Apparently, a lot of people missed the memo.
Maybe the reason I’ve always believed in the good is that I grew up believing in things like magic. And of course, I know that life doesn’t work in the exact way as fiction. We don’t get to live the kind of lives that we read about. But art often imitates life and life, in return imitates art. So it only makes sense that I grew up believing that things always turn out okay in the end, even if they aren’t as dramatic as a ‘Happily Ever After’.
We may not always see the good in this world. But believe me, it exists. A very old friend told me some wonderful news yesterday and it made me reaffirm my faith in the Universe. I have always known that life isn’t unfair or cruel to anybody, and what my friend told me yesterday just confirmed that. The skies are grey only during the monsoon. They do eventually clear out and the sunlight shines through.
Maybe looking at the world through rose-coloured glasses is a little too romantic for this dystopian nightmare that this planet is turning into, but it might just be exactly what we need right now.
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