Rebel Against Specific Evils

I choose to rebel against specific evils.

There’s a lot that I really don’t care about. A lot more that I don’t even know. I’m okay with the little I know about the world around me, and the world within me.

I seek to be wrong about how to go about it, because that’s the only way I can know the right way to do that.

I reserve my right to stay offended. I think we’re too complacent about the important things and too vocal about what, in the grand scheme of existence, isn’t worth anything.

Of course, I’m subjective: I think anyone who stood for anything was extremely subjective.

If you think curing a disease matters to you, isn’t that subjective enough to drive years of research, sacrifice and desire to achieve this ‘subjective’ goal which just happens to make millions of lives better?

If you think the girls in your community need better education because you think they’re more likely to build a better home if they can take care of themselves, isn’t this a subjective thing to travel the world and fight for?

It’s easy to bring out arguments about self-interest in others when what they fight for and believe in isn’t the same as ours.

I’m guilty of this at many levels.

But the last thing I’ll let anyone tell me is how I shouldn’t feel so strongly about anything.

Why are you so sensitive? Why so serious? Chill, dude.

I’m very sensitive. I feel very strongly about a few things that I am willing to fight, literally, for. When those topics come up, no, I won’t chill.

I believe we need to pay attention to the things that stir such hate, anger, love, passion in us. Usually, they are those things that provide renewable fuel for lifelong goals.

I’ve always loved telling stories with words. Stories about love. The human condition. And especially, relationships. Not just between lovers, but with family members. Because I’ve always struggled with depression, I’ve found it soothing to connect with others and share thoughts on how to handle the troughs better. These are a few of the things I’ve read, studied and found that I would love to share on everyday.

Find something that gets you riled up. Something that makes you mad. Channel that into getting better at making a solution you want to see in the world.

You will fail at some things. You will change your mind. You will grow. You will change. But one thing I can assure you is that, fighting for something you believe in, will get closer to your authentic self.

Plus, this thing doesn’t even have to impact millions. Start with one. Do your best. Improve yourself. Do more.

Be true to who you are and what you stand for. You will find true friends on your journey who will fight with you till the end.

With a lot of work and a little luck, you’ll find that you’ve always had everything you ever needed with you all along.

Hi. My name is Tchassa Kamga and I’m a writer. I’m 27, and I live in Buea, Cameroon. I’ve made many inconsistent choices in my life and I’ve decided to take a break to listen to my own self.

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Cameroonian writer and video creator. Featured in LEVEL and P.S. I Love You. I write about building relationships and personal transformation.

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