Inspired by Mateus Veloso Barbosa De Faria
Don’t be a slave
to the judge.
You know in you
that decision is flawed.
There are good guys, bad guys
in every corner of the room;
in every angle of each person.
Not every priest is holy.
Not every ruler is evil.
Not every tyrant is true.
Not every rebellion is just.
Not every revolution is glorious.
Not every freedom fighter is right.
Not every uprising is good.
Not every dictator is bad.
Not every government is corrupt.
Not every businessman is heartless.
Not every saint deserves that title.
Not all the pieces are put together
in this grand spectrum
and who knows if they ever will be.
This world is very generalized.
As you climb up the latter,
it becomes more and more so.
No matter what you do
there are people who will hate you.
No matter what you do
there are people who will love you.
No matter what anyone protests,
contests of religion,
the beliefs in each one of our minds
become the word of gods themselves.
There are unspeakable things on
each side of a war.
Sometimes right and wrong will blur
Sometimes It’s okay to not have an opinion.
It’s okay to agree with something fully
or just a part of it.
There’s room for interpretation.
Look into the evidence, back into
history, and see for yourself.
Compile it with your emotions and your
unique mindset of knowledge, experience,
Believe what you understand
to be true.
But don’t let the biases elude you.
Cast your own line.
Take your time.
It’s a pick and choose game.
You’re allowed to make mistakes.
You control what you say,
how you say it.
You are in charge of what you believe,
you are not a remix.
You are an endlessly elaborate
We all are, just inspired
and reactive to others.
No one will be 100% original.
No one ever was.
There are more DNA combinations
that can birth one person than there are
stars, or ATOMS, in this entire universe.
In every respect, nothing is predestined,
determined, or expected.
Nothing is permanent. However, no matter
can truly be destroyed,
only broken down and expanded.
Humans are adaptable,
we are meant to evolve, rise and fall.
No one can experience the world for you.
No one can love someone for you.
No one can believe or refuse to believe for you.
You are a sovereign mass.
You can learn, you can ascend.
You are a miracle — if anyone else
tells you otherwise you can tell them
to mathematically go fuck themselves.
Shove away all the vilifying statements
being thrown at you like libel.
You cannot allow a few words to describe yourself.
Collect every drop of information you come by,
accumulate them, filter them harshly, then release
and soak them into the wild maelstrom of your mind.
You are the most complex gift
that took 13.8 billion years to form,
that took all of history to lead to you.
The weight of the cosmos weighs
upon your neck and yet you still stand atop
the shoulders of giants.
You are not a quote, an artwork, a time period, a hero
or idol, not a music genre, not a hobby, not a job.
You are a human being, the most powerful singularity,
a mosaic of all that came before
and a catalyst of everything that will come afterward.
Specialization is for insects;
prove to the world you don’t deserve to be crushed.