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? 


  • Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

4 thoughts on “Why Keep Going?

  1. 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.

    1. Well you are white make, you get to do whatever the fuck you want. I black female would have to kiss ass and since I don’t, I always feel out of place.

      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”.

  2. 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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