The human being, the homo sapien, it's a complex creature, capable of horrible acts or wonderful caring and contribution. When I was younger, the world was a very weird place, fraught with traps and snares. However, the world was also filled with so much beauty and excitement for me. You see, it really is how you choose to perceive things, this life, this journey, this experience. How much joy, fun, work-contribution, gifts you have that can be shown and used, is really entirely up to you. NO ONE can stop you except for YOU. Is life really bloody hard some days? You bet your sweet ass it is! But we have to go through that stuff to see the amazing stuff. If you don't take chances and listen that small voice deep down, you'll never get to experience the deep, raw and majestic stuff that is waiting all around.
Why I chose to live a life where I'm honest about what I've seen and experienced is because I want people to know that I truly embrace life and who I am, my individual stuff. We can inspire each other. We can learn from each other, whether it makes us laugh or cry. Laughing is therapeutic and so is crying.
One thing that comes to mind that really opens up the floodgates of becoming an open human being is to go outside in your bare feet, stand on the earth, really feel that, really take it in. Soon, there is an awakening, a deeper "seeing" into perhaps what we can do, what we can contribute, and what we're made of. Will you bring thunder or will you be too afraid to let your stuff out?