Monday, October 22, 2012

The World Would Be Easier

The world would be easier if the homeless were all just lazy and all they needed to do was just get a fucking job.

The world would be easier if evil were a real thing, instead of just confusion, misunderstanding, miscommunication and misplaced desire.

The world would be easier if you could just be happy for what you had, while you had it. If you could eat memories like flowers to keep your heart alive.

The world would be easier if comfort didn't rest on the backs of the broken, if your swimming pool was dug by soft hands that never worked a day in their life.

The world would be easier if we all just got rich and famous and we were all each other's #1 fan.

The world would be easier if it were an automatic.

The world would be easier.

But it isn't.

The world is hard because it requires real human effort to make it turn.

The world is hard because you may wake up today but not tomorrow. And yet no one will accept "fear of death and a futile existence" as a reasonable excuse to miss work.

The world is hard because you will have to fight for the things you love or worse, fight the things you love.

The world is hard because the things you love will kill you.

The world is hard because it was made that way by thousands upon thousands of hard men and no one wants to admit we have no idea why we're doing the things we're doing anymore.

The world is hard because it's hard to forgive and even harder to forget.

The world is hard and you should just give up, right now. Just lay down and die. Nothing will ever be easier.

But, you don't.


31 comments:

zonedin said...

I really love this. It meant a lot to me, reading it.

Anonymous said...

The world has become a hard place full of hardened individuals. I was one of them, but after many years, I finally learned the importance in being soft. But the world is still a hard place. And everyday I thank you for reminding me that in such a hard world, I can know the softness.

Dreamer said...

WOW, just wow.

Anjya Trim said...

Beautiful. Thank you. I needed this today.

Anonymous said...

I forgave my dad. But you're write, forgetting is much much harder. I'm still trying my best to forget. Thank you for this.

I love you.

Anonymous said...

And...I never will ...give up

I appreciate you...Thank you for the post today!

Anonymous said...

wow i love this!
this line :
The world is hard because you may wake up today but not tomorrow. And yet no one will accept "fear of death and a futile existence" as a reasonable excuse to miss work.


ugh, so true.

Big Mark 243 said...

Contrast and compare... you are my motivation today...

Anonymous said...

i havent given up yet, but what happens if i feel like thats all thats left to do?

Anonymous said...

can i use this as my graduation speech?
i will give you proper credit, of course.

Anonymous said...

"eat memories like flowers to keep your heart alive"

that's so beautiful.

azilanna airatelec said...

I like this part..


The world is hard because it was made that way by thousands upon thousands of hard men and no one wants to admit we have no idea why we're doing the things we're doing anymore.


so true, we just do some things because we ought to and we never have idea why we ought to..

LibraryGirl62 said...

Just...amazing...right to the core of how I feel about it all right now.

Anonymous said...

Keep doing what youre doing, its whats getting me through

and not making me give up

Anonymous said...

This has scarred my soul deeply. Thank you Iain.

Anonymous said...

The world is hard because we give our plants too much carbon dioxide and take too many of their friends.
The world is hard because we all want to leave marks. Some are not very nice...
The world is hard because some days, the burdens we carry inside are all we can feel.

Scratch that.
The world is hard because I still love you.

Anonymous said...

Thank You dear stranger, after a sleepless night in hospital.. This is very soothing.. time to fight things I love (sleep) & fight for a better me! May you have a nice day!

klara said...

Thank you. I know there is no easy way. I don´t know if you remember me and my comments. I used to always be this happy girl who had been happy all her life and persuaded she would always be and that nothing could touch her, sometimes almost begging something bad would happen so I would finally learn about life. Well, here it came. I started studying and for almost two weeks I´ve been gliding down the slide to the dark. Fighting insomnia is fighting myself. I feel like there is nothing I can do. When I´m at home and well-rested, life is a bit nicer again and I feel like I can do it. And then I end up alone and it starts again. Its a vicious cricle where I always end up crying on my mother, because I feel the only time I feel good is when I´m with her. She does everything for me. The last two nights I slept about three to five hours in total, and I´ve never felt like this before, like everything is a complete mess. My mother is doing the two-hour drive once more at this moment, to be with me and bring me to the doctor. And maybe she will stay with me. But she can´t be with me forever. She can´t be there every night for me to feel secure. She says so many hopeful things, about how this isn´t going to last and happens to everyone, and nobody knows what tomorrow might bring and I will still be alright in the end, and I feel this way because lacking sleep is like being sick, but it doesn´t change the fact that the less I sleep, the worse I feel, and the worse I feel, the less I sleep. I should better just stop writing here because it´s no use whatsoever and no miracle will save me just like that.

Me said...

Telling someone else about how you feel, letting them know of the problems you're facing personally, isn't going to create a miracle but if anything I know is true, it's that talking about things makes them easier to understand, easier to deal with and sometimes, all we need to do is let the things that we hold in our chests, out.

I hope you fall asleep soon and get the rest you deserve.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is beautiful and true! It relates to me because sometimes I just don't know why I don't give up and forget about trying to live "the right life". Is it called being naive or just scared to give up and see what happens inthe end?

Miss Philosophy said...

There is such a thing as evil.

Anonymous said...

It is a wonderful thing to know that there still lingers eternal optimism...and hope

Anonymous said...

I regret that night.


I've given up. I don't care enough to try anymore.

MM said...

The world was never meant to be hard. Whatever is man-made can be changed. There is no such thing like good and evil. It is Order and Chaos and both need to exist. When they are out of balance like today it is time for change. Order provided fiduciary money to ease scarcity and prevent conflicts. Chaos found a way to turn that tool into the centre of almost everyones world. Chaos is always self-destructing and Order always self-limiting. We have to see what Order will create out of Chaos this time, but it wont be the world we all know.

KATO M said...

I think the world would be plain had it been easier.

Anonymous said...

Well, I realized that my(?!) pool is no dug with soft hands...which led me to the conclusion...if I want it, it's a bad idea throwing A marshmallow at it.

Luis Montilla said...

My consciousness has lead me to this page, and i loved the reading.

But what now? o.O

Anonymous said...

My consciousness has lead me to this page, and i loved the reading.

But what now? o.O

Sheryl Rajpaul said...

Beautiful. Perfect.

klara said...

Hey, I hadn´t noticed you had answered me. Thank you.

I´m fine now, by the way. I just needed to find things I like to do and nice people to be with. My new life had given me a sudden breakdown, but it lasted only three weeks, then suddenly it was okay again and I could sleep again, and started feeling better and better and finding my place in the new situation. It just needed its time !

And now at least I learned that it´s bullshit to be happy all your life... Even I had had a few less great times, I´d just forgotten about them... They never lasted long. I guess I´m a lucky person.
Hope you are doing well and having a beautiful ending to the year ! I´m looking forward to the entries you are going to write for us in 2013, and I definitely have to buy your novel sometime.

Klara

P.S. German author Thomas Brussig said : "Happy people have a bad memory and rich memories." (It sounds weird in English.)

Anonymous said...

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