Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
Rule number 1: Fuck what they think
Let me tell you what is absolutely vile, humiliating and low: war, racism, homophobia, etc.. Uttering the word fuck is nor disgraceful or despicable. Language is the most sacred tool to express disappointment, anxiety, excitement, and most importantly to mildly communicate one thought, if possible. So, if you become moderately offended when someone says the word fuck, I believe you are limited. There is a transcendental value far more significant in saying one simple word: Something you and I cannot actualize or make tangible. And this is where the concept of language becomes perilous, fuck becomes just a word. It is a paradoxical theory to claim that language is supreme but also arbitrary. We give words meaning. You give words meaning. You invent your reality. Realities become truth and truth becomes lie. My truth is: fuck is just a word. Now war, racism and homophobia, are implemented actions. They spread hate and volumes of ignorance to innocent minds. Fuck, fuck, fuck! Do you see how that works? I am communicating my frustration. Words do not wound people, actions do. Thankfully we have words for such vile, inhumane acts. If there wasn’t a definition for any of these words, as a society we would lack compassion and actualization. We must define our virtue, as well as our evil, and add ornate adjectives or interjections to give passion to our cognition. Fuck is not an offense, fuck will not launch a bomb on your city, fuck will not amputate your leg, fuck will not endanger your life. So I politely ask you, to get your head out of your ass, and realize avoiding a couple of words don’t add to your refinery as a human being. Having a kind heart, and gentle intentions demonstrate sophistication of the mind, and soul, eventually projected by the body.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
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