Thoughts for No One in Particular

Dying for a cause, living for a cause

On any given day of the year, there will be many many people in dispute. Unfortunate, but to an extent unavoidable, I think, because we have differing opinions and beliefs that we consciously or unconsciously want to impose on others – causes to fight for. Disputes may heat up, leading to acts of violence that quickly get out of control, out of our hands.

 

Maybe there will be many many people dying for a cause on any given day.

 

It may seem courageous to die for a cause – risking your life, the ultimate sacrifice. But there is no guarantee that your death will contribute to the cause. The only thing that is sure is that there is one less person fighting for the cause. Then there will need to be someone else recruited to take your place to keep the fight going for the cause… will there be anyone left to see to it that the cause has been won over?

 

On the same given day of the year, there will be many many people in dialogue. Fortunately, and to an extent inevitably, I think, because we all have differing opinions and beliefs that we consciously or unconsciously want others to accept – causes to stand for. Dialogues may intensify, leading to acts of embracement that slowly start to take control over our minds.

 

Maybe there will be many many people living for a cause on the same given day.

 

It may require a lot of spirit to live for a cause – spending your life, the ultimate offering. There is no guarantee that your life will contribute to the cause. But the one thing that is sure is that there will be one more person standing for the cause so long as you live. And you will have ample opportunities to get others to join you in keep on standing for the cause… there will be people to share the joy of winning over the cause.

 

I cannot say that I am a very strong person – I do not like pain so I am afraid of dying, and I can only achieve very little living on my own. If I could choose, I would have to live rather than die for a cause.

 

A last note: I am very proud of my countryman journalist K.G. for all his work. I only wished he lived to stand for his causes for a while longer.

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