Life and emotions are each as unpredictable as the weather these days. With the state the world is in now, it is understandable as to why there are so many cases of anxiety and depression. Compassion, the human spirit, and communication all seem to be fading away and being replaced by internet outlets that create mass narcissism and heartless dialogue. At least that is what it feels like to me more than often.
I would like you to ask, and answer these questions to yourself:
1.) Who controls everything you do on a daily basis?
2.) Who is responsible for making sure you survive on this planet?
3.) Who hears the thoughts that your mind constructs?
4.) Who do you have to lay down with at the end of the day?
Now from the blog title you should know the answers to those questions already. But for those of you who do not get it, I will digress for you.
There are many influential aspects that can contribute to our psyche and everyday life. But what it all comes down to, is the person reading this blog post, YOU.
You can blame someone for his or her actions. But do you blame yourself for your own? Do you ever think about the situations that you are going through and how you got yourself in one to begin with? Do you take time to think about you on a conscience level and not by a internet reward system.
If you cannot sit down and hold yourself accountable for the situations in which you put yourself, then my friend, it is time to do some soul searching. Being brought up in a 1st world country allows us to make our own choices every day we wake up, no matter what walks of life you come from.
People can influence you. However, no one controls you, but you. You can not control life, but you can control how you react to it. It is a battle of you versus you, until you die. Who is going to win?
Damon Mackin. 22 years of age. Mass Communications major at Shenandoah University 18'. Freelance Journalist/Photographer