Wishing Well

I wish there was a way for me to live in a different world where people’s dreams and ambitions are not exaggerated by society’s expectations. Oops. Here I go again. Six fucking years of writing in this blog and I still have this undying hate towards the norms. But I’ve gotten better, though. I used to really want to change the world and to make a difference. But if you come to think about it, you can only do so much. At the end of the day you are who you are. Sure, you can try to bust your ass in an attempt to be significant, to leave a mark, to be remembered. But Augustus Waters is right – the marks people leave are too often scars.

We’re all just screwing each other up in this mad world, aren’t we?

And here I am. Blunt like I have never been blunt before. All I’m saying is that I wish…

I wish.

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2 thoughts on “Wishing Well

  1. Hi Ken!
    We all have that one desire to make a mark in the world: who wants to be forgotten, right?
    But I found that changing the world is not something everyone could do, so the next best thing: Change a life.

    If you’re able to change even just one person’s life for the better, you know you’ve done good.

    I’m pretty sure you already have.

    🙂

    • Ate Myks,

      I completely agree. I’ve come across a short story that radiates a very similar idea to what you just said in your comment here. So as a form of response, here it is. It’s very eye-opening…

      The Starfish Story

      A young man is walking along the ocean and
      sees a beach on which thousands and thousands
      of starfish have washed ashore. Further along
      he sees an old man, walking slowly and
      stooping often, picking up one starfish after
      another and tossing each one gently into the
      ocean.

      “Why are you throwing starfish into the
      ocean?,” he asks.

      “Because the sun is up and the tide is going out
      and if I don’t throw them further in they will
      die.”

      “But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles
      and miles of beach and starfish all along it!
      You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even
      save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you
      work all day, your efforts won’t make any
      difference at all.”

      The old man listened calmly and then bent
      down to pick up another starfish and threw it
      into the sea. “It made a difference to that one.”

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