“We have the right to exist, but do we when we hinder others”
– Me, in a dream
Where do I even begin? What did I even mean “to exist”? Maybe the brief context behind this revelation is due.
I said this to a man who was having a conversation with someone else while a speaker was talking to the crowd. I was arguing with him about why he should be quiet. Then, he argued that we all have the right to exist, which brought me to retort with this quote. He smirked and fell silent.
Maybe I meant to exist in a space surrounded by others. If so, should we be in that space if we are “crab-bucketing” those said people? Hindering them, mentally or physically?
Or was I indirectly speaking about the collective and our right to exist on our humble host, the earth? We are indeed choking it, destroying parts of it like a virus. Sorry to splash you with the cold hard reality, but we are the most resourceful virus without the proper immune system to destroy us. That has been my mindset as of late, reflecting on the proper metaphor to describe humanity’s destructive nature.
The vagueness of this dream is stifling, however this quote leaves a gigantic abyss where you can fill with your own thoughts. To exist or not to exist while being a hindrance? That is the question.