This is a dark world, isn’t it? There are so many things wrong with this world, after all. This is a world where cruelties and injustice are reality. Maybe it doesn’t strike you as very terrible, but if you were to stop and think of all the savagery fellow humans do to one another, I think you’d see it in a very different light. We rape, torture, murder, and abuse each other, all to satisfy ourselves in our own crooked ways. More often, we act out of selfishness than love.
Stories are important. Those of us who are naturally imaginative may hold this conviction very strongly, even though it may be difficult to express in mere words. We just know that stories affect us deeply—they make us feel so much more alive. For those of us who are the more pragmatic, realist type, we may hold to a more skeptical view. Some pragmatists may even go so far as to say that stories are of no importance whatsoever, merely being sources of mindless entertainment to pass time better served doing something actually "productive."
I think the thing I need to work on most is courage. I lack basic courage—that's a fact. Basic courage to do basic things. Like talking to someone I'm not very familiar with, asking a favor, conducting a phone call, attempting to make friends with a Gen Z girl (in real life), applying for a job, or dealing with people during a tour at the local college. (Pretty silly, right?) It's amazing how many things fear prevents me from doing—you're probably thinking right now that it's also really quite ridiculous, and I would wholeheartedly agree with you. It is ridiculous.
Time does fly, doesn't it? Sometimes I wish there were such a thing as a time machine. But there isn't. So, I guess life must be lived without looking wistfully back into the past which is now lost. Only the present can be changed, and the future can be changed indirectly by what you do in the present.
Sophie Foster has always been the weird one. Understandable, considering the fact that she's the only twelve-year-old high school senior in her class. And that she has photographic memory. And is capable of telepathy. . . .
Hey, again, you all! I thought that since I've been gone for so long, I'm like a complete stranger to some of those subscribed here. So this is what can be called an introduction post. A re-introduction post, if you will! ;) Hopefully this will suffice until I fix my about page.
I know it's been a long while since you've heard from me. Sorry about that. I guess I (honestly) got bored of thinking of things to post and just gave it up! Since then, however, sometimes I'd come up with an idea for a post occasionally, but then put off actually writing it until later. This is where that procrastination stops. . . .
Have a nice day!