Just think happy thoughts.
For some reason, Peter Pan popped into my head today. I think it was because after my dad passed away, our minister, and also our next door neighbour, posted my sister, my mum and I the loveliest sympathy note. He described my dad as ‘the Peter Pan of Upper Crofts; he never grew old.’
I was playing in the garden with my little cousins and my sister the other night; it was dusk and the air was cold, yet the sun was still shining. It was that lovely time between daylight and darkness. I watched Molly and James play with Crystal, my dog, and realised how carefree and full of love they were. I remembered being a child and being the exact same. I loved animals, I loved nature, I loved my family, I loved playing outside, I loved the seaside, I ate and enjoyed my food, I worried about nothing. It struck me that we, as human beings, were never meant to grow old.
As we age, the world has an effect on us. We realise life is not as good and as simple as we remembered when we were young. Yet who is to say that was meant to happen?
Instead of loving and caring for every living thing, we are taught that we should kill and eat animals for food. Hand a child a rabbit and it will love it and look after it; it has no instinct to eat it. Instead of appreciating nature and the environment, we destroy it for our own good, in order to generate money and satisfy our ever-enlarging egos. Instead of taking in the beauty of the earth, we sit indoors and stare at a television or play on an xbox. Our nation is obese as we don’t look after the miracles that are our bodies. We fight and kill one another without realising how sacred we all are, all for status and power. We worry about silly, man made things, and obsess over wealth and possessions and appearance. People are judged on how much money they have, their status in society, and what they look like. It truely does make me angry, and I feel like I am the only one who understands.
People comment on the fact that I don’t watch the news and how I should be more knowledgable on worldly events; to be more ‘sophisticated’ I guess. I could not care less. ‘Ignorance is Bliss’, as they say, in these situations. I would rather know nothing than watch our perfect world crash and burn because of the selfish, egotistical nature of the human race. I feel ashamed to be human sometimes. I truly believe that once you realise what the meaning of life is, it can become unbearable living in a world where people wander around in a selfish daze all the time. I feel like it was never meant to be like this.
In a sense, if the world had not become overpowered by badness, we would all still be children at heart, with the same values and appreciativeness for life. I wish people would realise that.