In ten years, when I look back on my life, what on earth am I going to think of my choices? I hope I’m still living with a, ‘no regrets’ mentality. I hope I’m still having fun as much as possible. I hope I am happy with my life thus far.
Anonymous asked: Any regrets that you haven't been able to put from your mind?
Not really no. What has happened has happened. The past is a foe defeated and sure, that enemy may have left me with injuries, but even they will heal in time. I don’t regret that which has made me who I am. Even the very worst aspects of my past taught me something valuable. I wouldn’t change anything.
It’s done. All the regrets of this past semester have been tidied up nicely. I may not have exactly what I wanted, but new friends are better than angry glares and awkward silences.
Sure, I had my reasons, for everything I did and said. But if all I’m left with is regret, well then it’s not worth it. So I went back, I broke the silences I had built to defend myself with. Perhaps this isn’t the wisest thing I’ve done, perhaps it is. Time will tell. All I know is that I don’t feel bad now. I am at peace with just being friends.
“The message just repeats; Regret! Regret! Regret!”
Always left with regret, isn’t that how it is. We try. They say no. Then a moment of nothing and everything. Then regret. It’s the one gurantee in our lives. We all feel regret. We all hate it, this subtle annoyance of life. But still it persists. The irony is most times we make each other feel regret…
DAY 9: What is your interpretation of the last song you added to your iTunes?
The last song I added was “A Sorta Fairytale” by Tori Amos. If you havn’t heard it I recommend listening to it now. To me this song is a lament, for the loss of a former lover, “it could break so well and clean”. She remembers the day clearly when they met. But the tone is still lamenting, she misses her lover. We don’t know what event seperated them, but we know they saw it coming and faced it together, “face to face with this thing we created”. Ineveitbly however they had to part in uncertain terms, “till you lost me”. But the final notes and lyrics are hopeful if slightly vague, “I didn’t think we’d end up like, like this…”
I like this songs melancholy tale of love, loss and regret. I can associate with it strongly. I cannot recommend enough that you listen to it.
Thus ends my iTunes challenge
“So I want to end as I began, with a vision of two futures.”
Dear Future Generations.
Even as I put pen to paper I am unsure as to whether I should be writing a letter of apology or of praise. I’m sure history remembers this decade as the tipping point. The moment where our world crumbled into ruin or rose above the challenges we faced. Despite the current reign of recession, racism, discrimination, famine, war, terrorism and global warming, I still have so much hope for the future. These problems we face today are great, there is no denying that and I’m sure history remembers these difficulties. But they don’t leave me despairing at the thought of what tomorrow may bring. In my opinion mankind has the potential to not only overcome these problems but effectively eliminate them from our world. I truly hope that forty years from now such a utopia is not just a hope filled fantasy but fact.
The global recession is such a huge problem nowadays. Every sort of person from any walk of life is struggling to make ends meet. Long gone are the tiger economies that roared in the past and now people are left to wonder, will we ever live so intensely again? While this may not be the greatest threat humanity has ever faced it is the most pressing issue on everyone’s lips. You cannot blame people for trying to guard their pockets when they’ve got several other mouths to feed. My only hope is that by the year 2050 this recession has long since been resolved and is nothing more then a faded memory from what felt like an age ago. Hopefully money will flow much more freely than it does now and that the harsh lessons we are learning today, will never be forgotten.
Racism and discrimination too, are such huge issues today and much more personal for me as in some shape or form it is something I seem to see each and everyday. I will never understand why people are so prone to hating their fellow human beings? Why are people so afraid of that which is ever so slightly different? I can only hope that forty years from now humanity has grown passed this fatal flaw. I hope that we have become one big human family and that we not only accept each others differences but learn from them too. No one should be discriminated against for any reason! No one should be subject to racial slurs! I sincerely hope you future generations have realised this and are working together to build a bright future for yourselves.
Global warming and famine frequent our news headlines nowadays along with war and terrorism. These problems seem to amplify one another. To solve one, you must solve them all. I know there must be a solution to them. But I cannot think of it yet. Please tell me by 2050 that someone has. Please tell me that people no longer starve in the streets as a ruthless tyrant wages war with rebels! Please tell me that natural disasters no longer strike cities with such force it takes them years to recover or that people no longer merely accept a suicide bomber as a common occurrence.
When I cheer and celebrate to ring in the year of 2050 on a New Years Eve far from now I want to see a prosperous, healthy, world at peace. I want to see minorities breaking bread with former persecutors, I want to see a world where war, famine and global warming are a thing of the past. But unfortunately, to want and hope for something is not enough. As of this moment I am going to try my best to make my hopes a reality. But should I fail, I implore you to take up my mantle and strive to make this world a better place. Nothing is impossible, our hopes will become a reality!