We live in a black and white world, did you know?
Now that’s a theory that’s hard for me to digest, but when it comes to opinions, beliefs, and causes, it seems a large number of people think that is the way it works.
The world is a black and white place, but it’s also gray, pink, blue, yellow, red, and a vast assortment of colours that weave together to create a complicated global community, as well as a complicated mind.
Like the governments that run our countries, historically things have been extremely divided, and without a colour to be seen. Left, Right, Democrat or Republican. Parties that today rarely represent the complete set of ideals every citizen has and something that never seems to make anyone happy.
But hey, misery is the name of the game when it comes to being a politician, or anyone of power or influence, damned if you do, damned if you don’t, hell don’t even talk about it because you’re wrong no matter what.
Canada’s government has greatly shifted towards having more of an equal representation, however, majority parties take away from this improvement as no one political view should be running a country in its entirety.
What we see today, as the minds of the people continue to adapt and change, is a clash of ideals, and not only with the government.
Our black and white mentality, and the that wish things were just as simplistic as possible means that it’s become less and less appropriate to have a view, and unfortunately judgment and ridicule doesn’t only come up during healthy one on one debate, but 24 hours a day via the world wide web.
The Internet has created something wonderful, yet something terrible when it comes to the freedom of information as well as free speech.
Today people have the ability to learn everything they want about anything, so long as they’re willing to put in the effort, and although this new and convenient technology comes great opportunity and ability for change, it also brings along with it misinformation, cruelty, and greed.
Like learning and growing, the Internet has created a place of change, where more can happen in one day than ever before in human history. This rapid growth has helped society take leaps and bounds in cultural and human acceptance, while at the same time leaving some behind, lost in an era that no longer exists and a frame of mind that doesn’t always blend well with the other colours.
Every day waves of opinions and globs of ideals collide on the canvas that is the Internet where the black and the white come together, where one bitterly tries to hold on to the past while the other desperately tries to flee as far into the future as possible.
Left among the ruins of free and open speech, scared and shattered with the unwilling and stubborn nature of our human existence, stands the few, scratching their heads, daring to express a view, yet yearning to state the rare and rumoured “common sense” or “middle ground” that can be found online, as in real life.
No one is right on the Internet after all, and those who try to find a blend of ideals, and show others that in order to succeed and find what we need in this world, the colours that make up life, and humans, needs to come together.
We live in a great time of change, but we also stand on the brink of disaster. Unfortunately, there are wrong answers and there are right, but the aren’t the black and white ideals of those who want to force society into a direction that it’s not ready for. The answer is in a contrasting blend, where the views and opinions of those destined never to work together cast aside their fears, their unwillingness to work together and collaborate for a better today, tomorrow, and the infinite possibilities of the.
“If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist