kowaiizombieLiterature and Linguistics student
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Anxiety, from my current perspective: the world itself


by kowaiizombie

I want to be a mindful person, a peaceful person

I don't want to waste my time on negative energy

And I want to be happy

I want to meditate, practice more yoga, declutter my life, gain the financial independence to become vegan

But I'm so anxious

We live in the manmade epoch, and yet the world seems to be moving backwards

We live in a world of corruption and hate and prejudice

And those that care are beaten down

I can't do anything to magically solve world hunger

And I can't stop my government from creating war

Not on my own

I feel like a tiny, insignificant voiceless speck

I'm just taking up space

My politician doesn't care what I think

But my vote gets lost to a sea of old age middle class pensioners

Because I'm too young, too liberal

I just want people to be happy too

I don't want to be branded a social justice warrior for sticking up for someone's human rights

And I don't want to be told that feminism is evil

When without it, I'd be as human as a tree

I'm an insignificant 1 in 7 billion

But this is my mantra

I am allowed to take up space I am allowed to breathe I am the stars and the earth and myself

And one day I'll be happy

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bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller,
a year agoReply
@erofaer @kowaiizombie I am not offended whatsoever. I was involved in the American Civil Rights movement. I am a humanist. So many people think like your grandfather. Don't blame them, we were indoctrinated with jingoistic, racist, narcissistic, and authoritarian ideals. Only a few of us, some how, hung on to rational thinking. @erofaer is a hundred percent correct.

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a year agoReply
DARLING THANK YOU! wonderful. Really. Thank you. I doubt you really offended @bernardtwindwil, and trust me he seems just as young as the rest of us!

kowaiizombieLiterature and Linguistics student
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Im sorry if this caused any offense. I often find that a lot of the older people in my area are subject to tabloid media with an extremely right wing bias and can be close minded to our opinions. My grandad makes lots of offensive jokes which he claims are okay because when he was young it was normal. With a culture of respecting your elders it becomes very difficult to challenge a person's views if they don't realise they are hurting people which is my frustration.

bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller,
a year agoReply
Sounds to me like you have it pretty well nailed down. You are addressing a thinking person's conundrum. I am 72. Things are getting much better from the standpoint of the problems of social justice you described. I think we should have moved further and faster. I think you wrote a marvelous piece. By the way, I am one of those retired middle-class pensioners.