We are going to suffer
We are going to suffer together.
Marketing wishes you to mistake pleasure for happiness.
And by this, I repeat what thousands have said before me:
Ephemeral pleasure cannot yield enduring wellbeing
At best it is a distraction from your pain.
Since there is no you
(…unless you want there to be)
There is no need to take anything personally
(…unless you want to).
Live your life like it matters
Even if it doesn’t.
Because the only thing that really matters is that you think it does;
That will be more than enough.
No compassionate act is wasted
(…no matter how small it is)
As it reminds you of your goodness,
And it feeds your soul.
You didn’t choose to be born
But, since you’re here
You should probably make the most of it,
Expose yourself to pain, voluntarily
So that when (…not if)
Unplanned pain arrives in your life
You’re better prepared for it.