The Carousel.

That famous quote in Dark Knight probably says a lot, “It’s not who you are that defines you, it’s what you do.”

Your past achievements are what they are in the present: the past. It’s what you do in the current time that people see you as. They remember for a while what you achieved before, then they forget it and wonder what your next move is. Are you going to become better? Or are you the ‘one hit wonder’, so to speak. It’s not only the self who is not satisfied, it’s people around you as well. No pressure, hey? Talk about self-prophecy, too. Life is a wonderful thing; it goes on and on, and we can’t get off the carousel. We can move on. We can just be ourselves. But life…people in our lives won’t let that happen so easily.

Sometimes, for some of us, we are reminded that our problems are not as bad as they seem. And we acknowledge that. Then we accept others’ problems into our lives because we believe that theirs are greater than ours. One day, we forget ourselves and concentrate on making things better for them. Sometimes, that’s good. Sometimes, that’s bad. How do we know? When do we know how to balance? How do we balance? Between being selfless and selfish?

How do we keep faith in ourselves? You want to believe that you are doing something good. You are doing everything you can…you think you are, anyway. How long should you try to push before you should sit and wait? People come and go. People remember and forget. People move on. Life goes on.

What do you do? Do you get on with the program? There are about 7 billion people in the world. You wonder. You wanna find people who are in common with you. You wanna know how different you are from each other. What do you do? You don’t know.

And when you don’t know what to do, you don’t know how to define yourself. You are just an individual with the rest of the world. What do you do? How do you live? How do you think?

It is one of those days that you wonder about the human life. About the universe. About your family. Your friends. The society you live in. They say this is what separates us from animals. We think. We feel. We express. Yet you still can’t help…what is the purpose of all of this? Our existence? Life. Such a wonderful thing.

We hold onto our faith, our hopes and dreams. We move on. We live. We explore the carousel. Because that’s what being human is.

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