Why Keep Going?

Like a recurrent toothache, I keep going back to this question.  No matter how delighted I may be at the moment, my thoughts never venture far from this question.  
Why keep going?  Why, when it sucks or rather it becomes meaningless to move on or do anything?   When your mind reaches this point, you do one of two things–give up or become desperate.

Is that when you become radicalized? When the past is filled with darkness and the future has no light.

Seems like life is a waste for some. Why even bother to endure so much pain only to end up dead or an expert at enduring pain?  Guess it’s one of those cruel jokes called life. 

To end on a positive note, most people not like me don’t feel this way.  They keep fighting and never ever give up.  Is it the fight that keeps them going? Or do they eventually see light? 

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

4 thoughts on “Why Keep Going?”

  1. All you can do is all you can do. That’s what brings about change. The tide turns but slowly, because nobody wants to relinquish power or even share it rather. Be patient and pay attention to the world guys. We always need level headed individuals to set this thing right.. We cant escape evolution. Its happening even as I type…

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  2. Personally I keep on going for two reasons mainly.
    1. I can’t stand that I would give up because of shit created by other people.
    2. I wouldn’t want to miss watching a spider weaving its nest, talking with a lizard, occasionally making an asshole’s life even more miserable than it already is, and/or ridicule/mock/laugh at a couple of self-proclaimed vanilla righteous ones.
    https://scontent-mia1-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16649273_139776083207008_6562698821374728687_n.jpg?oh=21f90aa50eeb7e9c11be527f1eca3109&oe=59E6FF96

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      1. It’s not that bipolar as you love to believe. But we went through this already several times, so I’ll leave it at that.

        Looks like you want to be in that place. I never wanted that. Not even when I had no money or that “power”.

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