#HannibalBarca, was a Carthaginian general, considered one of the greatest military commanders in history and he committed #suicide, that part of his story irked me for very long. I just couldn’t understand how such a strong mind could do a weak thing like that. It took me years to just process it. After i read his story again and again and researched his life it occurred to me that the problem was my perception. Barca was a man who controlled his own fate, he owned life and to ask him not to own death as well was out of his character. He didn’t wait for life to unfold itself, he commanded it and he did not wait for death either: to take everything it could and in the end leave him barely human. He wanted it to be his choice and it was.
It was as simple as that.
There are so many arguments that suicide is selfish but killing thousands of people to take over someone else’s country is also selfish.
There is the argument that there is always hope, but who are you to define hope for me. What if my hope is for heaven or even hell.
There is a madness in consciousness that looks sane to everyone until you snap.
So if you aren’t ready to be that person to talk me off the ledge when i am alive don’t cry for me when i am gone, even if you tried to talk me off the ledge and i still jumped just respect that i was and ever will live in your hearts and i did it my way. The ledge was my path.
You too, have your own choice to make and if you wait for death and live every bit of life until the end then all it means is that you did it your way. You just can’t compare different human beings and expect them to make the same choices.
Just enjoy the time you have.
#Barca #robinwilliams #allthosewhenbefore
There is #climatechange.
I don’t need a scientist to verify this for me, i am alive and i can remember what my landscape used to look like and what is looks like now.
The sun is so hot some days that i feel it pushing my head down, a feeling i have never felt and then almost without warning the rain falls so hard. There is water everywhere, places where water knows it should not be but it dares me to push it back as it laughs at my surprise. Maybe the seasons have also been hit by this dark magic that permeates the people of the world to sit idly by and do nothing. Maybe it too has been hypnotized and dazed, no longer responding to stimulus or good sense.
Like most things climate change begins with you in your community. If you think about the big picture and global warming you will be crippled. So you start small and you reverse the change that is affecting you personally.
If we all take a piece of the cake it will eventually have no cake left.
Join a Climate Support Group or follow pages for updates or start your OWN group in your area.
Caribbean Climate Trackers
NASA Climate Change
Climate Change Guide
I Heart Climate Scientists
Just begin by asking yourself: How has Climate change affected me and what am I going to do about it?
There is a heaviness in the world today, the people feel it even though we are afraid to admit it.
There is a deep uncertainty that leaders are still on our side. Where are the candidates of valor that we are waiting for? We elect the un-electable’ and hope for the best or better yet we ignore the electoral process entirely and still we hope for the best. It’s the first stage of dementia; to do nothing and expect something.
We have been chasing developing country status and the dream lifestyles feed to us by a wayward media and it has corrupted our natural instincts and dulled our reflexes. We see everything that is going wrong but we are moving in slow motion, hypnotized and dazed, our brains just aren’t responding to any stimulus.
What is this magic?
What is this disease?
I must snap out of it. I must hold myself and shake myself until i can feel again but it is too late because war is already on our doorsteps.
It would seem that my generation is doomed to see a great war worst than the wars we already know. Pieces of the war puzzle are just falling into place and like puppets they dance to the rhythm that says war, war and more war.
That thought does not make me happy.
You see citizens of countries who go to war have one particular thing in common: a government who do not speak for them. War is not a solution, it is a break down of governance and communication. War happens because of a “me” complex, there is no ‘us’ in war because if you stop to think about us, you would think. How may will die? What is an acceptable number? and no figure would be low enough but zero. So to protect “us” you will not go to war. However since you are thinking about you (your money, your interests, your legacy, your pride), then you protect yourself and your family in your castle, in your tower with bodyguards and you leave the rest of us to fend for ourselves.
The question remains.
How many more must die? Pick a number you are comfortable with.
I like to sleep in the New Year.
I admit it’s a super lame tradition but it’s me. I meet the New Year in spirit in my dreams and wake to find the dawn instead of the darkness of the night.
I can’t say I am never awaken by fireworks or alerts on my phone wishing me a happy new year but I generally make no plans and fall asleep before mid-night as if it was any other night. I don’t begrudge being awoken around midnight but I am usually fast asleep before most people.
Nevertheless, I am cognizance of the fact that it’s a New Year – a New Year of wonder and blessings.
Here’s wishing that everyone meet the New Year in peace and receive bountiful blessings from the most high.
Empress_Expressions – looking to 2017