Reality Check

Hold on, this might sting a bit.

Now, I feel like it’s time to wake up. The dream has now dissipated, and what are we left with? Are we really these people in the world today? Are we the figures of humanity propelling love past ourselves? Let’s look at the things we’re surrounded with, that do not match up, in comparison to our list of qualifications for living our ideal kind of life.

We should fight against those who knowingly try to define us, or others, by our consequences. Only we can define our “self”.

Discrimination based on age, sexuality, religion, race, or culture is a constant reality. We try to define other people by their consequences, creating new values for the noun. We objectify people. Here are some of the ways we define:

“Racism: The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races. Hence: prejudice and antagonism towards people of other races, esp. those felt to be a threat to one’s cultural or racial integrity or economic well-being; the expression of such prejudice in words or actions. Also occas. in extended use, with reference to people of other nationalities.

Discrimination: The action of discriminating; the perceiving, noting, or making a distinction or difference between things; a distinction (made with the mind, or in action). Also with against.

Separation: The action of separating or parting, of setting or keeping apart; the state of being separated or parted. †to make separation , to make a severance or division.”

(Oxford University Press)

The real meaning of who they are gets lost behind our molding of creation. This kind of bullying occurs from a young age to adulthood. What is worse about the fact that it happens in adulthood, is that even after all those years, we still choose to only identify ourselves against the other, instead of getting to know them. We separate ourselves from friends, family, and others around us, when they seem to question who we are. Explanation is not expected of who we are. An attack is deemed as simply an attack. So, we either run away from this, become this, or we fight back. None of which seems to help change the idea they have of us, for who we are. We create others into images, with differentiating traits, commonly seen in sexualities, so that we can be more comfortable with whom they are. We do not wish to draw connection with the other. This even happens on a smaller scale between men and women, and between persons. We rate people on scales from worst to best, even though we cannot define an absolute perfection.

We should fight for the one who feels lost, without identity either in body or soul; we will help to fuel their existence as well.

We abandon those who are ill to pursue our own ideals. One example, which comes to mind, is the Obama healthcare plan. Some people are so concentrated on how it will affect the individual, that they cannot see how much it could benefit the masses. Those who are sick, or unfortunate, and cannot afford to go to the hospital, need help. Others only see the problems with Obamacare, and that is why we should get rid of it. The first time you come out with something, there are bound to be flaws. Maybe it would be better to use the flaws to improve the plan, than to get rid of it. Life should not be something that is up for sale for only the fortunate, it is something we should all value and support. Maybe this is the problem as well; the plan is based on only drawing from the people of upper-class, who find this unfair. This program is for all, so maybe all that are able should give an amount to contribute to cost. Hopefully, their battle will come to a civilized end. Fear drives part of our separation as well. We put our elderly away in retirement homes, only to visit once in a blue moon. Those people who had once created us are now dispensable, like the newest cell phone. Retirement homes are sometimes necessary means, but abandonment should never be one. Hospitals, mental institutions, and prisons are understaffed, and seen as places of disease, and madness, which we wish to stay away from. They are a reminder of what we could become. Similar could be said of places, and people, torrent with poverty.

 

We fight for love in all its forms: truth, beauty, generosity, knowledge, kindness, friendship, family and happiness. We no longer only “pursue” happiness, but we create it. We will fight against those who wish to define these things we create.

We are divided as nations, and even within nations. Discussion is no longer the motivation for what to do. Those that do not fit the mold, we cast aside. We call them monsters. They are not deserving of our love. We forget about the wildlife and nature around us. We are not only driving different species to extinction, but we are driving our planet to a similar extinction. We discuss breaking boundaries but only those to do with the physical world. Really, think about it. When you reflect back on Chris Hadfield’s mission in space, what is it that you remember? Do you remember only that he had journeyed to space? Or, is it more likely that you remember how he shared his journey with all of us? He took the time to spread something outside of his own mission. At this period of time, we fight for being individual. We fight for the fact that we are all alone together in this world. We are all in solitary confinement. Is this how we’d like to remain, undisturbed, unbothered by anyone else’s real problems, or difficulties?

 

 

We fight against those who knowingly wish to take advantage of someone’s consequences to further propel their “self”. They have limited our connections to another.

We constantly fuel and create limitations of connections to other people. It has become a battle for the survival of the fittest. The person who yells the loudest will win. We are in a stage of social anarchy, completely apathetic to people around us. Complete power is the thing that motivates us forward; our goal of extending past oneself is gone. The strong attack the ones they feel are weaker. The smart attack those who they feel do not know as much. The beautiful attack those they see as ugly. We use what we think is valued in our world, to make us feel better about ourselves. Because we know that we need the other’s presence to exist. We need them to be stupid, because if they are not, how can we be smart. We need them to be ugly, for if they are not, how can we be beautiful. The outside is the only thing we can see, so we deem it as the only thing that matters. The reality is, we all have these separate views of the world, but, many times, we are not willing to look past our own.

 

 

We will appreciate those who have helped us when our consequences, or our souls, were not strong enough to fight.

We speak only of our own person, instead of appreciating those who have helped us before. We do not remember, we forget. Most recently I can think of the movement called the White Poppy Campaign. These people felt the need to change what the poppy means, in two aspects. Instead of it being to remember, they see the poppy as standing for war. So, it must be replaced with something they think resembles peace.

“Canada’s red poppy, a symbol of Remembrance Day, is under attack from pacifists pretending to be defence analysts and the worst thing is, you might be subsidizing it. This week, activists launched a campaign called I Remember For Peace that uses the white poppy. White is the colour of surrender and the white poppy was started by pacifist groups in Britain in the 1920s. It’s been associated with the pacifist cause ever since. Steven Staples, one of the organizers of the campaign, claims the red poppy worn by generations of Canadians glorifies war while his poppy is for peace.” (Toronto Sun)

I have no problem fighting for a world with no war, no one likes war. But, are you willing to completely insult, and forget, those who have made your survival possible today, to promote such a message? You are taking something they recognize with and molding it to your own situation. You are objectifying something that is a part of the soldier. Therefore, you have unintentionally created a war between your image of them, and their image of themselves.

In Canada, the most recent omission of Veterans has been to their support, with the Department of the Veteran Affairs, by Stephen Harper.

“Veterans and the workers who serve them say it will be impossible for eight Client Service Agents to make up for the work of the 89 front line workers in Veterans Affairs offices slated for closure. In a statement this afternoon, Minister Fantino confirmed for the first time that Veterans Affairs offices in Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Brandon, Saskatoon and Kelowna will shut their doors to veterans and their families on January 31, 2014. The Minister said that once offices close, one Veterans Affairs Client Service Agent will be placed in a Service Canada office in each of the communities affected. “This government is betraying the more than 17,000 veterans who rely on these offices for front line services,” said Yvan Thauvette, National President of the Union of Veterans Affairs Employees.” (Canadians Veteran Advocacy)

These people were there to help us, and our country. Are we saying that we will not be there to support them, in their equal time of need? Will we just turn our backs to them; even though we owe them our lives? “Front line services” is similar to the term one would use to describe a soldier. Will you not fight, for those who gave everything up for you, when they only ask of your help to survive? Let’s not look at the people who survived war as casualties of it.

Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, doctors, lawyers, nurses, are all people who fight for our consequences. We forget about them, and we do not appreciate their thought and good deeds and how they’ve contributed to our person. We battle against them. We sue them. We attack them. We forget about them. This could be as simple as our parents, as well. We yell at them. We tell them they do not understand, but then we do not wish to explain at all what the problem is. We cut ourselves away from them; maybe sometimes we have good reason for these things, but many times we just do not wish to explain.

It seems hopeless. How can we be all these things, and still be our ideal?

But yet, it’s not hopeless….

These are only some of the worst situations we see in the world, but I think the ideal still exists through thoughtful actions and ideas. So, I want to give you another option. Maybe something that is closer to the real truth. Maybe you are one of these things, but maybe it’s more likely that you are both, yet again. There are some ways in which you measure up to your ideal self, but there are some ways that you have not yet fulfilled it, either in body or soul. I think that it is first important to define who you feel you’d like to be, and to then identify who you really are. This way you can see the difference between the two. Once you identify the difference, you can start to look closer at it, and become more aware of it, and maybe someday change it. Also, if you can identify the part of the ideal you have become, then you can make sure not to compromise it, and keep a balance in your life that way. So, if this is the case, what is the problem, or difference? Why do we still continue to create all of this hurt in our world? Can we blame it on the people? When the Puritans left Europe to move to America, they defined a similar ideal to the one I described below, one that is based on the idea of love. They defined the problem, though, as that of the people who wished to stop them from spreading their specific message. They believed that moving to America would solve this problem. Maybe in some cases it was the people, but let’s look a bit at their history shall we, their use of slavery, their segregation, and their destruction of other people, when first coming to America. They ended up doing the exact same thing that they were running away from Europe for. They destroyed someone else’s right to spread their message. They ignored the other and defined them based on their idea of the image. That does not seem like love at all? So what is the real problem? I believe that both in self, and the world around us, the problem is separation based on ignorance of others. Since we don’t know much about the other, we either run away from them, we become them, or we attack them. We never get to know them. That is the problem. The goal of this blog will be to create awareness for how we have created this separation based on ignorance of others. I am not asking you to give up all that you relate with in your life, if you choose to do that, that is admirable, but there may be no need to give up one part of yourself for another. Possibly, you will just get to know people past their consequences, and find other ways to help them. You may fight to make others aware of how they are creating something out of an image that does not exist. Sometimes the most helpful thing you can give someone is another voice. Those who are more fortunate in consequences might be willing to help once they hear the message. Also, I’m going to introduce this idea a little bit at a time in smaller areas. I don’t want to overwhelm you again; I don’t want you to forget your connection to your ideal. The case is to be aware of how we are separating, so we at least do not hurt the ones we separate from by making them into something else, because of our ignorance towards them. For if we know we are hurting someone, we are spreading nothing but hate, lack of love, and I want to be the optimist and believe that we are not hateful people. If there are those that still wish to commit these acts after the ignorance is erased, then it is time to choose to separate or fight the hate. Make sure that if you choose to fight, you always choose to destroy the hateful idea, over the body fueling it, every time. Unfortunately, the person has to become a casualty of the hateful idea at times, to protect our own consequences, or others. Do not make this your first resort. Make sure when you separate, you do not only separate yourself from the body spreading this idea, but remember to separate yourself from becoming such an idea in the future. The method which they have chosen to follow is hate. Do not choose to follow, or you will be choosing the same hurtful path.

I will be taking a bit of a break from writing during the school period, but I’ll be writing pieces (possibly with a friend) beginning in May to help us all become more aware, as well as planning to do little acts to change, and make others aware. My sister and I are particularly excited for the summer, as we plan to join this with a charity event which we completely support. The event is called G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. (The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen), it is run, and operated by Misha Collins, from the show Supernatural. You are given a list of a hundred or so different tasks to complete in a group of 15, over a short period of time. You document them and send them in by video, or picture. These tasks range from hugging a veteran, to creating a jumbo maxi pad dinosaur, to helping an adopted child connect with their long lost mother, to putting pumpkins on your feet and racing down the street. It mixes a little bit of all the ideals we talk about in this idea of love, with a crazy amount of hilarity. They’ve broken the Guinness World Record three times in a row for Most People Creating Random Acts of Kindness. They plan to step up the event in August, so I strongly urge you to participate, if not with us, than by yourself, or with your own group of friends.

Here is a picture from last year that I absolutely love, along with a video explaining the event.

Homemade vehicle capable of destruction and mayhem. (YES! Hahaha!)

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https://www.gishwhes.com/index.php

If there is something you want me to discuss, a video you want me to post and share, an event you’d like to share, or anything, feel free to send it my way with an explanation, and I shall try my best to do it justice. We may not be able to create a difference, but maybe we can create something that will outlast the difference. We create therefore, we ALL live.

By: Carolyn G

 Canadians Veteran Advocacy. “Minister Fantino’s announcement betrays 17,000 veterans.” Canadian Verteran Advocacy. 28 November 2013. Web. 30 November 2013.

CNN. “The real problems with Obamacare.” David Frum. CNN. 17 September 2013. Web. 30 November 2013.

G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. “GISHWHES.” 2013. Web. 30 November 2013

Oxford University Press. “Racism.” Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2013. Web. 23 November 2013

Oxford University Press. “Discrimination.” Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2013. Web. 23 November 2013

Oxford University Press. “Separation.” Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2013. Web. 23 November 2013

Toronto Sun. “A revolting campaign: White poppy movement is pure rubbish, and you might be subsidizing it.” Brian Lilley. Canoe Sun Media. 7 November 2013. Web. 30 November 2013

*If you have already read this letter, feel free to proceed to the essay.*

 

Dear Reader,

 

This is a human rights piece I wrote based on the equality and unlimited capacity of humanity. Please take the time to read over this and think about it, as I think the ideas that could stem from it could present something huge. I appreciate any response back to me based on the essay, but do not feel that is necessary. I urge you to take these ideas and grow from them. Add to them, instead of dismissing them. If you feel that it does not speak your language, add to it, so it does. Add more to broaden it. Spread what you fight for, no matter how big or small. Present different ways, and parts, of the idea. After you have included, or just considered yourself in relation, please pass it on in which ever form you feel is appropriate for you. Whether you choose to just add your voice onto the bottom of this paper, and forward it along to others, or choose to spread it through your own means, take the time to spread something past yourself. Now is the time to fight for our humanity. Now is our time to create.

 

Sincerely,

 

Writer.

I want to fight for Love.

I want to fight for Humanity.

            I was sitting at home one day, just scrolling through my computer, when I came across this picture.

makeover

It contains a woman who had taken a before and after shot following a makeover. There were many comments listed underneath the picture, but I had problems with pretty much all of them. The first group of comments said that because she had no makeup on in one picture she was more of a “real” beauty in it. The second group said that she definitely looked more beautiful in the second picture. It is way closer to what beauty is, in this world. The next group of comments said that both pictures were beautiful, but she should have smiled more. I thought I agreed with this comment for a while, minus the smile part, but, after contemplation, I’ve decided to take another approach. The “Road Less Traveled”, one might say. What does this woman think about the way she looks in these pictures? Why does she choose to look both ways at different times? How can we discover this?

So I guess my quest began with trying to find something similar about all of us. What do humans stand for? What is humanity? These people above claimed that it is defined by the image. Are we really only what we see or what we create from what we see? I want to present a case against the thought that we are just the image right away. What is our image as a group? What does it mean to be a human being? Well, if you use “human” as an adjective, the Oxford English Dictionary would describe a human as:

“Of the nature of the human race; that is a human, or consists of human beings’ belonging to the species Homo Sapiens.” (Oxford University Press)

I don’t know about you, but I’d like to think my existence is not defined by my body. Let’s take on an example. If anyone has ever read the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley the “Monster” in the book seems to explore the traits of “humanity”, but he does not take the complete form of a human. Does his deformed body make him a monster, even though he shares our traits? I’ll present another example that might hit closer to home for people of our race. If being human is only our outside body form, and the things it contains, then what do we think of a person who is traumatically ill, or in a coma. Their body is definitely not in an “ideal form”, but we still fight for these people and their existence in the world. We fight for their humanity. Why? Many people define humanity as being able to make “rational” thought. Is this really the right word to use? Rational can be described as being reasonable. This is such a broad word, and most people apply being reasonable with reacting in a “reasonable manner”, it can be an internal process of “self”. Let’s apply the word rational to something else that is alive. Many people, including major animal advocate Jane Goodall, believe that animals have rational thought. I was sitting at home one night and she was on the George Stroumboulopoulos show. She showed a video in which an animal seemed to emit feelings in response to its other species dying. The ape pounded rapidly on the other animal’s chest in an effort to try to revive them. Most people would agree that a relationship is a “reasonable” connection for expression. It is rational for the ape to try to revive its companion. So, who is expressing more humanity, us or the ape? The Oxford English Dictionary would describe humanity as:

“The quality of being humane; kindness and benevolence.” (Oxford University Press)

I think that what the ape expressed is closer to the humanity, in this definition. Wouldn’t you think so? The ape, at least, is expressing feeling through relating to the world. We are just imposing ourselves into another, through a picture. I want to present you with what I think humanity really is in this world, as an adjective. We’re all about definitions here, so I want to present a new one. Humanity is Love.

I want to present the idea that the world has two parts. First, the world is made of the “human”. I use the word “human” to describe the body, the people around us, and the things around us. They are our consequences for survival in this form of life. From now on, I will refer to them as “consequences”. Next, most people believe there is a second part of you. The terms that we usually use to describe this are the “self”, the “soul”, the “spirit”, or the “individual”.

If we say that the individual is one thing, and that our consequences are something else, what is the same about humanity? What is the difference between the human and the ape? Here we go people. You might want to sit down. The human wishes to relate itself to the world. The animal just uses the world to relate itself. There are certain people, religions, cultures, etc., that believe that animals have souls. I am not advocating against that. Also, I am not advocating against any living thing having the same capacity. I am advocating for the fact that the human is the only one trying to find its image in the world, that we know of, the animal just wishes to express its soul, and it is noble of us to help share that. Living things constantly give to us of them, so we could at least help with their consequences, to give them something back, right? Humans use the consequences of the world to relate themselves as part of it. We are constantly striving to create a more “real” image of ourselves in this world. But if we claim that our “individual” and our “consequences” are separate, do we ever achieve this?

Another question is, do we all relate to the world in the same way? I don’t think we do, others might disagree in this part, but all I can present you is what forms I’ve known, and seen, as how people represent themselves. I believe that there are four ways we choose to represent ourselves as in the world.

The first is as the individual person. We are all familiar with this form. Actually, it is probably the most common form today. The individual uses its form and consequences to directly try to project themselves to the outside world. They take what the world has presented them and use these things as symbols, or “signifiers”, of who they are. These symbols are usually based on notions already conceived by humans as being related with these things. The individual could be protective of their “self” and may refuse and challenge others opinions of who they are. A strong individual may accept others as the individual the “other” is. There are some problems the individual may have to face. Just because they are their ideal self to everyone does not mean who they are makes them better, or different, in relation to the world. They may try to overcome an “other” when they present a strong self-image, or they could feel very weak when they feel their “consequences” have diminished.

The second form is the person who reflects the world. They represent a reflectional person. They are a living example that they are more than the image. You won’t be able to judge this book by its cover. They choose the ideal of the world to guide their success and survival. Usually their “self” is more of a private thing that they share with people who are closer to them. They show dignity and intelligence in moving forward in life. They realize that taking care of human consequences means survival in the world. These people could have problems with their identity and might think they are this ideal that they are propelling. They may start to find it hard to identify without it and may be unable to distinguish between the “self” and the “other”. They may also put the created ideal over their own “self”.

Next is the lost person. There are some individuals who are just unsure on how they relate to the world. I think this can become dangerous. If you start to think that you are just the reflection of the world, you become almost like a vessel for someone else’s idea. You become a robot, or machine, in some sense. This seems noble enough, but you may feel unfulfilled in most cases, and torn up on the inside. You seek relation to the rest of the world, but you cannot truly connect, because you have no identity in it. If you become the image you are not, then you are not propelling a self-image, you are propelling something “other” than you. You are propelling an idea not explained to you. Maybe you can understand that idea and spread it. But you might not understand it and, in turn, not be anything real to the world; you will fall short of providing the world with anything and will be denying the world of yourself.

The last kind of person is close to me. I will say a lot about this kind of relation to the world, because I know it best, and I have attacked it most. I feel this is the person I have finally been able to identify in myself. This is the person who has made this idea more apparent to me. I call this person the relational person. I decided that if I was ever going to get a tattoo it would say, “My Body is My Canvas.” Relational people take their consequences and shape them to represent themselves in a way. They break definitions of the world and create their own (seems familiar right). They are similar to the romantics, the artists, the comedians, and the poets of the world. They may have many problems though. They may struggle with coming to terms with who they are, and most of their life may be a battle between two sides. Many times they forget about the consequences they have and do not take care of them.  Since they seek to control their consequences, they may try to control the people in their life. The problem is people are “selfs” too, and it is not right to inflict yourself on another. Since they forget about their consequences, sometimes they can become sick, lose things, forget people, and they can be selfish. Also, there is a long list of human circumstances you can’t change: sexuality, attraction, disease, and overwhelming emotion. Again, they may feel alone when they are overcome by these things.

I believe that along the way we become these things. We still have the choice to choose different ones, but I feel there may be one that we choose to fall back on. Our quest, I believe, in creating ourselves out of the world, is frivolous. Do we claim to be gods who create out of the same materials which they may have used? Maybe you believe in evolution, so if we could remake our forms through science, then what? Are we yet again saying we are just these forms? We are ourselves, and something else made the world; however, I believe that, in the process of trying to create ourselves, we have created something beyond ourselves, something infinite. I believe we have created love. I believe that we have created humanity. The Oxford English Dictionary defines love as:

“Senses relating to affection and attachment.” (Oxford University Press)

The way we get to the “attachment” or “affection” is by using our “senses” and “consequences” to relate our “self” to the world. But it seems I have already posed another problem, since some of us relate in different ways. Maybe we can look at the image and love it, but it seems very fragile in the ideal of knowing anything about the person.

Possibly, a better way to approach a person would be to ask them how, or why, they relate the way they do in a non-judgemental way, using words that don’t place them on a gradable scale. Maybe we don’t have to be so direct. For the sake of the image posted before we could ask, “Hey, I saw the two pictures you posted. I do/don’t typically wear makeup because… so I was just wondering how it makes you feel when you wear it, or why you wear it?” If you are someone who has no relation with the article, maybe you could say, “Hey I like the way you look in one/both picture/s because…, but which one do you prefer, and why?” Start with asking a question, or presenting an idea, instead of a definition. We may find we are the same, and that we both like it for the same reason, or we may find we are different in our uses. Also, by presenting our “idea” it gives the chance, if they don’t know their answer to the question, to think if that is what they are. By asking them, you are showing your connection in trying to relate. By listening respectively to their answer, you are lovingly appreciating your attachment to the world. By finding yourself in those that are similar to you, you are making it easier for you to recognize that trait. By recognizing those who are separate from you, you are able to take away something you hadn’t before. It becomes a part of you.

So, what about hate? If we create love do we also create its counterpart hate? I do not think hate exists. I believe that hate is just lack of love. It is division, destruction, and harmful actions. Human love is infinite, and what we deem as “hate” is limited. We can always “relate” to the human race, because that is what we do every day, relate to consequences. Lack of love seems to happen when we judge someone based on their consequences. Bullying, attacking, gender stereotyping, discriminating, these are all ways one would “hate” someone who they claim not similar to their “self” image. I “hate” to tell you, but we all have consequences, so technically, you are all these things. You cannot judge someone based on their consequences, because you, or they, would not exist without them. Therefore, you are wrong by calling them “others” in entirety on first impression of consequences. You have consequences as well in this world, just like them. You too are trying to relate to the world through them. In that way, you are the same. Also, lack of love based on the fact that you are different individuals seems to kill the idea of this “infinite love”. What you should “love” about that person is that you are on the same quest to connect to the world as they are. Let’s put the weapons away. I’m not saying to get matching shirts or anything. I’m saying to take something from each other that you didn’t know existed before. Exchange for the common good. Use what they give you to propel a love past yourself.

I’m not going to say this essay is a concrete answer to the definition of humanity. We have time and time again broken past definitions in this world. I think we have proved that past books we use to define us are now limited in this day, and to publish a definite answer for what it means to be human would be wrong. I’m saying that maybe this is a good place to start from where we are at. Maybe there are more ways of explaining this. Maybe there is something that needs to be added to it. Maybe this needs more than one voice. Let’s build. Let’s grow. Let’s Love.

Let’s work to spread this message. It won’t be easy at first, but maybe it’s a fight actually worth fighting. What should we be fighting for, and what should we be fighting against? Fight for fueling the “self” past your being, whether this is parts of yourself, or maybe you’ve found a “complete love” of “self” in a being which helps you share that. I believe in “true love” the fact that you recognize yourself so much in someone that the consequences start to not matter; you love each other in every world. What you create together is a pure and unselfish form of yourself, both in body and soul. You seek to spread that to others, possibly by just connections, but also sometimes by children. We create someone who is us and who is the other. This way, it is a continuous cycle of growth. When I say that I believe that this love knows no consequences, I mean this love knows not race, age, gender, sexuality, number, culture, or figure. Maybe this is just you by yourself as well; maybe you know yourself well enough that you can spread you fully.

We should fight against those who knowingly try to define us, or others, by our consequences. Only we can define our “self”.

We should fight for the one who feels lost, without identity either in body or soul; we will help to fuel their existence as well.

We fight for love in all its forms: truth, beauty, generosity, knowledge, kindness, friendship, family and happiness. We no longer only “pursue” happiness, but we create it. We will fight against those who wish to define these things we create.

We fight against those who knowingly wish to take advantage of someone’s consequences to further propel their “self”. They have limited our connections to another.

We will appreciate those who have helped us when our consequences, or our souls, were not strong enough to fight.

I fight for Love.

I fight for Humanity.

Will You?

By: Carolyn G

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Oxford University Press. “Humanity.” Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2013. Web. 23 November 2013

Oxford University Press. “Love.” Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 2013. Web. 23 November 2013