Some of the thoughts & responses have really reshaped my perspective on life, humanity, truth, and pain.
But unfortunately, I got so depressed again at how humanity & mankind in REALITY are progressing.
I just looked at the latest update regarding Splinter’s story, and my chest suddenly feels so heavy, that I can’t explain it by mere words. Even I have such a very HARD time to sit in front of computer, and write another reply/comment,..and especially fueled with some unfortunate ‘flame wars’ here showed me of how differing each person’s perspective is,..and it makes me eventually ponder, think, and ask this ultimate question, that seemed to be already asked (i’m sure) by many people on this website here:
In the grandest scale, is there really still a HOPE for humanity & mankind??
Or, do you really think that humanity and mankind is just so hopeless???
I don’t know how old demographically are the people who posted here,
but if you’re young and uptodate to the current japanese entertainment world, there isÂ thisÂ currently very popular worldwideÂ anime/manga called Naruto.
And I don’t know if it’s just a mere coincidence, or there is ‘Something Higher’ (i don’t know what that is…) that is trying to show me something, through watching its very recent latest episode.
In that latest episode, once initially viewed as the ‘greatest villain/enemy’ of the hero’s village, startled the main hero with this main statement & question:
“Peace of the world is just an old-idealism. But Reality is far too different!
Human world is mostly ruled by hatred. So how can we ever achieve peace on this planet?”
This makes me think & ponder so much…, that I literally stopped ANY activity ofÂ the ‘superficial’ daily lives,Â evenÂ to say yes to my friends’Â invitations to goÂ ‘hang out’ and “forget theÂ troubles away!”.Â
and even the main hero in the anime series got startled, puzzled, and stopped, and looks depressed & confused!…but he does resolve and determined to answer that greatest villain’s ultimate ‘big’ question (which I’ll have to wait for next week, for the next episode!).
But when I think about it,…and also as apparent in some of the posts & comments in this otherwise wonderful online website, I am just so SCARED & AFRAID that mankind is generally so flawed,..and mankind & humanity are currently progressing to the DESTRUCTION of their own, with all these ever-increasing materialistic & superficialities in MANY, many levels that even thinking of it just makes me want to throw up ‘cuz it’s just so sickening beyond words! (despite the so many ‘wonderful’ advances in technology that we have somewhat *evolved*).
But it seems that most people are forgetting the COST of such ‘technology advancements’ : the life full of damn competitions, hatred, and superficialities.
Even I asked myself another question:Â
Can human ever achieve a *pure*, sincere, real LOVE,..or is it something that only very very few humans can grasp, understand and do, especially in this ever-materialistic & superficial world?
Sure, some of you ‘positive people’ (and I used to be one of those groups..) may say things like “yes, there ARE still people who are willing, and capable to DO *unconditional* love, ie: love without expecting ANYTHING in return. just pure. selfless. love!
but still, compared to majority of humans, it’s sadly only a VERY FEW minority of humans (people) that do an ‘unconditional’ act of love & kindness, isn’t it?..
Majority of human beings seem to be living in the world of “i hate you”, “i don’t like you”, even “i must get rid of you at all costs”!
competitions, competitions, and more competitions…..and all for what?????????
Therefore, sometimes it does make me wonder…if those few minority of people could ever really change humankind, change the world for better?
Just like Splinter’s case seems to still be unresolved, about the murder of his wife & kid,…it saddens me so much & deeply, and makes me wonder is humanity and mankind really generally hopeless??
And keep in mind, we’re talking about the GRANDEST scale here. For centuries, and for ALL the entire planet! not just at the city or neighborhood you’re living!
If any of you have some insights on this, please share
as I am just currently so scared now, knowing this ugly Truth about mankind & humanity.
I am so scared that if I can’t find the answer to this question, then I’ll also succumb into feeling of USELESSNESS, being different from the rest of my peers & friends & siblings,…and hence, makes me feel damn alone, and perhaps, will lead a ‘dark life’ with no hope, and eventually perhaps, join so many of you in ending my life/committing suicide!
Is there still a hope?……