For times have changed and so have they,
i thought a thought,
that i wanted to forgot,
it was a thought,
i didn’t bought,
so i fought,
while i was caught,
but still i do remember,
i haven’t forgot,
and to avoid trying to articulate it again, here’s someone else who said it the best,
“There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything.
There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you.
Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught.
Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after.
And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.”
-John Green, “The Fault in Our Stars”
and i smile and smile and smile,
and then i cry.
Because i see my mind shout out wild,
and i have all the thoughts i am not allowed.
If you want to do something,
lose your sense of identity, yeah, kill it if you need to,
you can’t kill your whole identity, as it makes you who you are.
But just think for a moment and think of that part or belief system that you think is an innate part of your identity,
which holds you from doing what your heart desires to.
And then when you have lost that sense of identity of yours’, that is,
that the person telling you, you can’t or won’t be able to do the things you want to do,
it’s not you, it’s your beliefs.
And think why can’t you do it, got the answers, they are excuses, drop the excuses,
and go do it.
and once and for all believe that you can do it, yeah literally believe it, [try positive psychology texts]
whatever the obstacle is.
And remember that,
if you don’t know, Learn,
if you don’t own, Earn,
if you don’t have, Build,
if you are not, Become.
Make the move. Go the distance.
Because when you stop, your progress does the same.
Don’t let yourself become your own greatest obstacle.