“It’s you that you’re running from,”

 

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Photo by Pablo Garcia Saldaña on Unsplash

 

Note to self: Don’t beat yourself up. Don’t compare yourself to someone else. Don’t hate yourself. No one else will take care of yourself other than you. It’s not a race. You are your own. You may not change the world and that’s okay. You may not be special to the whole world but you are precious to a bunch of them. You’re not a loser. You’re not lost. You never were.

There comes a time when you’ll want to scream and cry. It’s okay. Do it, get through it, take a walk and come back stronger.

Spread love, make love. Good manners don’t cost anything. Neither does generosity. Once again, it’s not a race. Enjoy life as it is.

23/8/2017 s.j.r

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Lines and Sketches #13

Today, I drew Cole Sprouse.

I am shook for the new episode of Riverdale. I haven’t felt like this since discovering the Beatles. 

Check out Riverdale if you haven’t. You wont regret it.

#IGaveUpOnTheDrawing30dayStraightALongTimeAgo #IFoundOutINeededTimeOffToProduceSomethingGood #SometimesYouGottaTakeABreak

The World As We Know It.

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I just finished watching the Before The Flood documentary.

I feel like giving the Earth a hug and telling it sorry repeatedly.

I don’t think we all realise how much we’re hurting the Earth and the ecosystem. As much as I would like to see myself as a non-polluter, I still use palm oil for cooking, I still drive cars that contribute to carbon dioxide emissions, I still eat beef (although not too often because I don’t really like the taste of beef) that contribute to the methane emissions to the atmosphere.

The human race is going through a revolutionary phase. Technology is getting better and we’re making all this massive progress to create a better lifestyle for the future generation. All of this is great and I am a fan of all the latest gizmos. But we’ve neglected the state of our little planet we call home.

I still don’t understand why some people don’t believe in climate change. The data is there and we’re experiencing it right now. Extreme storms, droughts, rising sea levels, increasing temperature. We’re going through all of this and most of us aren’t really doing anything to make it better. In fact, we’re ignoring all these signs and just living with this guilt and saying to ourselves “we’re going to die anyway.”.

Somehow, the majority of us think the government will take care of it, magically. In reality, we are the ones responsible for making a change. That’s a common misconception with all people. They think whatever action they take are insignificant, so they end up not doing it at all.

Whatever you do in your life, as insignificant as you think it may be, if you do it every day, it’ll accumulate and lead to something bigger which in return will make you a better person or create the change you want to see in society.

I’m getting side tracked here.

If it’s about religion (which I don’t really understand why religion is a factor to not believe in climate change), it’s not really us trying to stop it from happening (trying to act God, if that’s what they’re implying), it is still going to happen. But, it’s more of an effort to slow down the rapidly increasing temperature. Whatever happens after the effort, we’ll have to accept it.

This is a catastrophic problem.

One that will probably eradicate life on earth. Possibly all humans. If it is what God Wills, then may God have mercy on our souls. This is what we deserve for all the years of greed and neglecting. But are we going to just sit around and not make an effort to take care of all God’s creation?

Not to mention nature is also suffering. The animals, the plants, the ocean life. Soon, all of the human kind will be suffering from lack of food resources and storms and droughts. There are some countries that have already suffered from the effects of global warming. Floods and storms are chasing them away from their homes.

Change is hard. But this particular problem has an expiry date.

We can’t deny it any longer. It’s already happening. The future generation is counting on us to take action. They don’t understand it yet, but we do.

We hold the responsibilities for an awesome-r future.

Embrace that responsibility and make something great.

We all have to.

P.S. This might be the year I’m getting environmentally more conscious. Which is great but also weird. But also necessary.

Bittersweet.

aaron-burden-215162.jpgThe grass will always seem greener on the other side.

It will never be enough in your own roof.

And so you seek to find something.

Maybe something better. Maybe something different. Something that does not belong to you.

And you get happy for a while.

Experiencing new things. Learning. Meeting. Seeing.

Until that happiness subsides. And all you’re left with is emptiness.

You can’t connect.

And you find yourself totally isolated from the things you genuinely love.

So, you return to your home.

Just to find that everything has changed.

There is a bittersweet feeling for all of this.

You finally realise the grass was always much greener where you grew up.

But there was a cost in realising it.

Such a bittersweet revelation.