Last year there was a moment when I had been down for such a long time, letting myself linger in depression, and months went by while I was very discouraged with my life, with everything that went wrong and all the dreams that didn’t come true, many days when I woke up and didn’t want to get up or to go out, while I was trying to find other meanings to my life and made many plans which remained only as plans. And the feeling of getting old and older, dumb and dumber, too old to do all that I once thought I could do and it would make a difference in the world, too hopeless to move and do anything.
But there is a time when you just can’t allow yourself to be down in the dumps anymore. You gotta do something. Just like Shawshank Redemption? Yeah, just like that. Get busy living or get busy dying.
It’s been about three years that I come here once in a while and just let everything out, everything I wanted to say in blunt honesty out there in this huge, infinite web world. Because I needed a escape valve, not really because I ever expected anybody would actually read it.
However I still need this blog therapy, I have also decided to fight for my own good, to make efforts in order to have a healthy life, which implies more physical exercises, a healthier diet and happier thoughts. Even if I can’t make all my dreams come true anymore, what is it that I still can do while living in this world? Something that is good and can contribute to the world?
One main thing that I really admire on Leo is his engagement to the environment issues, I can say that he is an inspiration for me too in that sense. I’ve always cared and loved nature myself, and I’ve always thought that we should take better care of our planet, which also means to take better care of all life.
We may not be as public a figure as Leo has become, but I do believe that each one of us can make our part. It can be small acts and start out simple, but when combined with everyone this can turn into a huge movement of change. I really do believe in that. That we can contribute, we can make a difference when united, we can change and make a better world. It seems too ideal, but it is also abiding by the precepts of some buddhist thinking I follow and if we only wait for others to change, that’s when we will move no further really.
So, what I can do in this modern setting of society is to share. I will continue posting some random thoughts, just because. But I would like to share good things. Good initiatives, good ideas, good vibes that can contribute even if only a little for this better life and world we all are looking for. This is the age of sharing, with social media and so much information available, so aren’t these the most propitious times for more and more people to be aware, to unite in good actions and to change the bad ways humans have been treating Earth so far?
Even if in small ways and small steps, I’d just like to share, only share good things.