Five-Hundred Word Challenge 1221: A Rambling About Caring

The heat is back on but I’m sweating through it. I’m letting my body do what it needs to do in order to get through a day where the temperature is up rather than down and I a here having to deal with it as there is no choice and so I need to get on with it and all that stuff.

You know, it’s kind of interesting on how people will avoid having to think about certain things. It’s interesting that people will work hard to reject the idea of having views that may support discrimination. It’s also interesting that people will work hard to avoid having to discuss things such as depression and suicide and all those fun things.

There is nothing wrong with having your worldview challenged, and there is nothing wrong with taking in new information that may lead to you having better and healthier views.

I feel that saying this in such a wide and open way may not be the best thing, but fuck it; I’m not overly fussed. We often sink into our views and opinions and find a point where we stop growing. We often ask how someone is without actually giving a shit, and we often avoid the possibility that someone we know may be suffering. I could say that this is a selfish thing, but to be honest, I don’t know.

See, on one hand I can understand the desire to pretend that everything is okay, and I can understand the desire to not want to have to think that you may not be right in a situation, or not be right about your beliefs. However, I think that actively avoiding it is far more harmful.

We are alive for only so long and so we should always try and grow and develop where we can. There is so much out there that we don’t know and there is so much out there that we can do to diminish creating more hurt, and we don’t. We pretend things with people we know are okay and when things might not be okay we pretend that they’re not as bad as they may be.

I think that, if you ask someone how they are, you should mean it and you should be ready for the possibility that someone is not okay. You should be ready to listen to them. If you’re just exchanging pleasantries then, well, why are you asking? Do you care, or are you just going through the motions?

How much do we care about discrimination? Do we care at all, or do we pretend to care? I can only imagine that there’s plenty of people who say they care and then when it comes to things that challenge our views they change their tune. There are things we are all responsible for; the largest is being better people.

I think that there’s more we can do. We shouldn’t burn out, but we should take better care of each other.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 07:57:63

If this seems angry, it is because it is.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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