The Desire to Restrain
Charles Bukowski once said, "there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average human being to supply any given army on any given day." When I look into the world, that is all I can make out. I see people who hate the other for a happiness attained through the ones they loved. Perhaps they hate that individual because they are not brave enough to express themselves that way? Perhaps they hate the happy couple simply because it is easier for them to loathe the lives others live instead of take a look at their own? It is truly heartbreaking!
But regardless of their hate, I cannot hate them. I feel pity and confusion for their distaste towards me and many other out there. I feel pity because I know them. I can see into their lives, and I see a sadness and loneliness that echoes back at me through hatred and projection. why does it matter to you who I love? why do you hate who I am? Perhaps you can only hate other people because you hate yourself?
Within society is a desire to restrain; to silence, and to ignore. It is heartbreaking, for I see so many crying out to the world for peace, love, and empathy. I see children crying to the system because their parents reject them for simply trying to be forthcoming and expressive. I see couples crying to the world because they are hated upon, hurt, and even killed just because of the way they wish to live their own lives. I can feel myself crying deep down to the globe, begging the world the just listen. Stop restraining us, and jut listen.