A Founder’s Thoughts with D.J. Lewis (08/04/21)!

Hey guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts, as if you’re unaware by now; there are hundreds of various thoughts that go on in my mind on a constant basis. I guess you can say the being on the outside looking in does have its perks; it allows you to see what life is like from another person’s prospective other than your own, and you get to analyze the quality of your own life and count the various blessings that have been given to you. Sure, everyone has problems and demons that they face on a weekly basis most of the time, but lately I’ve been getting the eerie feeling that we as humans take way too much for granted.

Many of us realize that we’re not perfect by any measure, as some try to strive for the perfection that inhumanly cannot be achieved. They say ‘practice makes perfect’ but in reality practice makes better. If there’s one thing I’ve gotten from the pandemic experience (which I’m hoping we can fully get out of sooner than later), is that we need to practice a bit harder on patience, humility, empathy, and serenity. Yeah, I know the pandemic has changed EVERYTHING; from how we socialize, to how we party, to how we work, and everything in between. Has life been any easier for us in the past 19 months? Not a bit! But we’re taking it one day at a time in hopes that we can one day end this pandemic once and for all.

There’s a lot of things in life that life is too short for; online and offline fights about who said this and who said that, being mad at someone for what they said or did 20-30 years ago, and the stress of dealing with the fact that a percentage of America will never get vaccinated for reasons that are debatable – and some that are just plain stupid. You might as well through in the fact that the once peaceful airlines have now become mile-high fight clubs for extra credit! I’m not telling anyone how to live their life but dude, maybe try making another person’s life suck a little less if you can help it.

I watch a lot of anime with characters that deal with various challenges and stressors that we as humans deal with on a daily, and even they overcome their obstacles. In a perfect world we probably wouldn’t even have to deal with half of the things that stress us out; like war, racism, sexism, homophobia, death, taxes, and turkey bacon, but this isn’t an Isekai – it’s the real world. (And it sucks half the time.)

No matter how rough life gets; when you come to a point in your life where you don’t need the world’s approval to feel like you matter, that is when you can truly start living! Friends and family are the best support system that you can have in times like these. Sure, there’s problems and haters everywhere (even online), but life is too short and you’ve got way too many brain cells to give them the time of day.

We should all practice a little more appreciation for the life that we’ve been given, and the people that are in it. Who cares about likes and social status, cuz’ when you live long enough to know your worth as a human being, you realize that you matter more than you think you do.

That’s my take.