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Goho: Lonely journey

Michael Goho

Existential Introspection

AMIDST all the uncertainties and sufferings of life, an inclination towards humility may ultimately be the only option necessary to withstand all the trials and challenges.

There are remarkable cruelties within humanity as one risks alienation in this broad collective tribe within society. Sincerity and authenticity may ultimately be close to nonexistent in a world full of evil and malevolence.

At times, our conscious realities and experiences could be truly absurd and bizarre. It is a highly rough and performative world. And yet as species, we are truly fragile and susceptible to pain and destruction. This adventure can be truly overwhelming to a point it may seem pointless and futile, yet we face no choice but to move forward reasonably and intelligibly.

As human beings, we are highly intelligent but can act quite foolishly as we find ourselves enslaved by our carnal impulses and emotions. We then embark on petty conflicts and meaningless pursuits eventually digging ourselves holes that further worsen the chaos.

No one can consider themselves truly free in this fractured paradigm, our time is limited, and yet we face no choice but to carry out meager tasks and responsibilities in order to survive, seek leisure and pleasures, fulfill basic obligations, find solace and belongingness, and eradicate difficulties to get by more comfortably.

One may have to comply with conforming to society's expectations or risk being ostracized condescendingly. At times, such cyclical human endeavors seem routinary and incomprehensible. It may be a matter of ultimately realizing and overcoming all the setbacks, and yet we are geared towards an unknown path as death is an inescapable reality we anticipate in fear.

As fallen beings, we simply get by unforeseen day to day challenges, find commonality within our species, look for fulfillment, aspire for goals and achievements, seek profound relationships in spite of the many limitations, comply with different cultural standards, and make the most of what is in front in terms of family, friendships, and livelihood in our own personal and subjective ways.

Spirituality and religion may be essential for one's internal well-being but may be truly vague and inconspicuous given all the scams and hoaxes ever so present. There are various falsehoods and questionable figures surrounding us with various agendas, one must ultimately be wary of ulterior internal motives of shady characters.

The purposes of our lives may essentially be to truly come to grips with our creator, and yet that adventure can be truly vague in such a noisy world. Beyond all these objective and moral landscapes, and ethical principles we find ourselves entrapped in, the simplistic actions we face seem to matter but yet fail to truly matter in the grander scheme of things beyond this short life we grasp before us.

We fear any notion of the afterlife, but yet we view it with vast weight and importance given our fears of the unknown which are beyond our reach in the first place. But yet our actions have value and ultimately we avoid destructive repercussions.

The notion of God is broad given the vast definitions and interpretations, and yet it is plausible and yet distant at the same time. We seek God due to our sense of vanity and self-importance, yet we are hypocrites in terms of life application and actions. It seems cumbersome to seek matters which may well be beyond our scope especially when there is no real impact in living our seemingly righteous lives. And yet this may ultimately be the only way for real peace and freedom.

It is ultimately a lonesome journey, no one can ever fully empathize. People are out for their own gain and self-interest and yet we face no choice but to act in the same way. One must truly discern wisely to go about the many arduous choices we face.


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