So I'm becoming a bit of a hippie. Certainly nothing full-fledgedly drastic however. I still plan on practicing good hygiene and shaving and everything, and can definitely not become a vegetarian. I am, though, becoming very much interested in protecting our environment, anything peace-related, and some degree of retro clothing.
I have also recently finished the book "Being Peace" by a buddhist named Thich Nhat Hanh. The book speaks to many things about life that I have always sort of agreed with but not had an ideology for. It is all about being peacefullness and joy, and seeing conflict from an outsider's perspective without picking sides at all. It also talks about how everything is interrelated to each other and everyone.
If I were any good at politics I would go into something politically related but I have absolutely no skill in politics and wonderful skills with psychology.
I feel like sharing a piece of "Slam Poetry" I wrote last week. It was my first attempt at ever writing slam poetry, but I hope you enjoy it.
I am a person, simple, lacking wealth
I can do nothing, if I don’t believe in myself
With faith, the power to do nothing
Becomes the power to do anything
Think you can’t change the world?
Change your mind for your mind IS the world
The world is not static, it’s changing
to change yourself is to change the world’s staging
Change your ways, become a better man
Don’t bow to the man; do what you can
The power is within us
And the power, it is us
Change things for the better
Don’t sit and write letters
Get out and do something
Be something, see something
Something’s wrong and you sit
Sit on your ass while the world faces it
Think that it’s hopeless and you shouldn’t bother
Do something real, you’re not every other, Man
A man with a plan to do great things
A man that doesn’t stop he goes and he brings
Hope to the world, with little hope left
Hope in a time, when the timer is set
We don’t have long before it all comes down
You better stand up now, it’s coming down all around, You
You will get up and go out
Out into the place where you can finally shout
Go, tell the world let them know
People need to see what you see, So
Finally, you are ready and you can
Go out into the world and set forth your plan
You are limitless, you have all the power
All you need to do is set aside an hour
Spread truth, spread life, spread hope
Spread all the good, and stay away from dope
Spread your knowledge across the world now
Into every country, every city, every town
You have it all, tools, truth, and an hour
Go show everyone the strength of your power!