d’you know what i’ve been wondering a lot about recently? i’ve been wondering a lot about the question: howdoes the human spirit persevere?
i mean, how can we [humans] as a species continue to go through things that are….not good, and come out the other end still alive? how do we face moments (even if just for split seconds) where we feel like it’s no longer worth our effort to give so much to our lives; where we feel like….what is the point of anything, everything?
and even if you’re the happiest person on earth, i don’t believe you haven’t felt even a degree of such feelings ever before. i believe everyone (unfortunately) has points in their life, whether they’re just being melodramatic [which is generally what happens in my case; i’m just being thick/melodramatic about my life - but mind you, that doesn’t make the feeling any less real] or otherwise, where they genuinely feel like this. where we feel like life is not worth living anymore.
and so how do we continue to persevere after such a flooring realization?! and moreover, HOW do we get over it! and so really the question that’s been bugging me recently is; how do we continue to live?
and this question has lead me to the following answer;
it’s OBVIOUS isn’t it? how do we continue to live? well we continue to LIVE the same as we always lived! by breathing the air that we breathe, drinking the water that we’re given, and eating the food that we eat! of course! when it’s a question about living and surviving….it really just comes down to these three essential elements! and you’re probably thinking “well this post just took a very stupid turn…”, but really, give it some thought!
when we’re asking the question of being able to continue living…..well that will never change depending on our circumstances in life as long as we have functioning heartbeats, brains, air, and nourishment.
and so, in an effort to try and clear up what i’m trying to say; we continue to live simply because….we’re still alive. we’re alive so we continue to wake up the next morning and face the day, good or bad. we continue to persevere because life is everchanging and there really isn’t much we can do to STOP persevering short of ending life, itself.
and that is how the human spirit persists. because until you die, you’re alive.
and i don’t know how much sense i’m making and i don’t know what i’ll think when i come back to this post later on in my own life (probably something along the lines of “this is a bucket load of BS”) and i don’t know why my definitive answer to my own question makes me happy and gives me peace; all i know is, [possible cliché statement, coming up; may need to avert eyes] i will persist on to tomorrow and the day after and the day after that for as long as i’m alive. for as long as i’ve been given time on earth. for as long as i live. and it’s due to the simple fact that my life is changing around me and it’s just not possible for me not to change with it.
good night and may this realization make some sense to whoever is reading this (most likely just me, later on) and may it bring them as much peace with the world as it has brought me in this moment.