There is a war going on. Whether you know it or not you have chosen to participate in it. If you have not chosen to die today, you have chosen to fight.
Each of us has battles to fight. Those battles can be your personal history, your social background, all kinds of weaknesses including physical and mental, and all sorts of other obstacles that prevent you from achieving what you want in life. This battle is always uphill and it is always hard. Most of us will never win it. The majority will die defeated. Some of us will retreat mid-track. Some will simply ignore this war in hope that it will go away and peace will come.
Each of us has a different set of skills, different upbringing, various talents, different dreams. We all start at a different place, but we all have to fight in order to move from that position.
We fight and we fail. But when we win, we know the battle was worth it.
I’m gonna share a little secret with you. When I started making this blog a couple months ago, I didn’t yet decide what purpose would it serve. I had a couple options: write about boring bullshit that I think people want to read, make a money making blog and write about working as a game developer or to not be bound by any expectations, have freedom and just write about what I feel like.
This blog is one of my battles. It is, as Marlon Brando said about his autobiography, an exercise in freedom.
For those that understand this concept, you know how hard it is to be free. Free will seems to be such a vague term, when you see that you can’t even express what you feel, think and be honest with others and yourself on a daily basis. For those that don’t understand, take whatever value you want from this and be happy with it.
We all have our personal battles. Yet we are in this war together.
This is why I absolutely hate negativity. This is one of the worst human traits. I would without regret slay anyone that is against me and others that dream to achieve, produce value or simply make a difference in this world. Negativity is any kind of undermining others, laughing at, ridiculing for the sole purpose of amusement or attention, pointing out failures… in other words, the opposite of providing value. If you must be critical do it well, do it in a way that is constructive.
We are in this war together. We all want to be happy, give something to people, be liked, have money, have a rich biography, have a nice girl, be peaceful and content with life. Whatever you want. And the world is organized in such a way that nothing you want, will you have now and for free. You must win battles, plow through them, conquer with all the strength you have.
By moonlight, we ride – ten thousand side by side
With swords drawn, held high – our whips and armour shine
Hail to thee, our infantry – still brave beyond the grave
All sworn the eternal vow, the time to strike — is NOW!
I write these posts for myself. When I write how awesome everything is, how I know it all, it’s more of a guiding point than the truth. A place where I want to be. Because I’ve learnt that when you write something, specifically about your dream or how something works, that makes it real. It stops being an abstract thought in your head. It starts happening.
For example when I write how everyone is awesome, while writing that I still have doubts about it. But after writing it, my mind sort of goes on with that 100%. Right now I have absolutely no doubts that we are in fact magnificent. This is probably how the brain works. So it is absolutely crucial to not be negative and say undermining shit about other people and what they do. Life itself gives us enough obstacles. We really don’t need other fellow humans to help us fail.
Sound of charge into glory ride…
All I want to say for now is that we are all brothers. We are in this together. It is your choice on what side you will stand in this war. Do you want to just die, do you want to die a bitter old man or do you want to die in glory.
Haha, what a choice. But that’s really it, think about it.