I don’t identify them all the time, but my heart bleeds for them all the same. This is gonna sound really “WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY”, but I really do hate what it does to people. I hate how it churns out all these sad people who have somewhere they’d rather be, but don’t know where that is.
There’s this one part in The Inferno that talks about this one place where everyone is all sad and lie face down in this large lake, or some other body of water. And they just stay there, face down, alive, but not living. I always thought that was pretty poignant, because it’s an apt description of what’s happening.
Maybe it’s because times are changing, or maybe people just kind of fall behind in life and never quite catch up. But for whatever reason, people are just sort of being left behind. They look at this world, and all they can see is how much, despite their best efforts, they don’t understand it. They can’t wring what they want out of it. They can’t live the way they want to or find somewhere they can fit. So instead of working harder, they just decide to lie down and take it. They don’t want to try and understand anymore, they just want to try and pretend like they never wanted anything, because that hurts less than knowing you can’t get it.
I wish I knew how to stop it. I wish I could save everyone, even the people that don’t deserve it.
If that makes sense, anyway. You know what I mean? I just can’t bring myself to believe anyone deserves it.