This post might not even be coherent but considering I’ve asked a LOT of people I figured I might as well pose the question to you guys.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks nothing makes sense – ideologies, nationalities, history, religion, politics. The fact that each group of people has solid reasons to back its ideas and beliefs not only means they are entitled to believe what they do, but also that other people have to let them be. And I have no problem with that – believe what you want, as long as you’re not harming the world.
But then, who agrees on what harms the world and what doesn’t?
Which brings me to my second issue – our beliefs divide us. We have separated ourselves into sects and factions and staunchly stand by it, usually due to the reason that we were born into it. How many times have wars been fought over the name of the same God? How does that make sense?
If the Hindus have their satti, where women willingly throw themselves, too, Muslims have their animal sacrifices, which is probably as offensive to people who believe the cow is a sacred animal. If a Muslim woman chooses to cover herself in a robe, there will be a woman who finds it offensive to do so. Mixed prayers are applauded yet disgraced.
I’m not even sure what I’m supposed to believe in anymore. I envy, and dislike at times, people who passionately stand for something they think is right – I don’t even know what’s right and what is wrong. I don’t know who to support, what to follow. How do I know I’ve cracked the code and am following the right way?
And in this confused state, who do I look for answers? Where do I find my peace? How do I know what I’m supposed to do?
Honestly, I don’t even expect answers anymore. I’ve realized that maybe it doesn’t work that way – the more I read, the more questions I have. Can’t wait to run away to Tibet or Nepal or something and see what it has to offer.
Have a great day 🙂