Have you ever thought about leaving this world and everything in it? Perhaps that is the reason why some of us are not fearful of dying. Do we care less, because we have nothing to hold on to? Growing up with the feeling that we are not important, because we are not going to change the world further burdens the responsibilities that we already have to put up with. From being convinced to prioritize nothing before school, to not follow our ambitions because it goes against everything our parents believe in, it is easy to feel the pressure of the world closing in on you.
In A world where sexuality, skin color, gender, and religious belief are death sentences, you would think less people would dedicate their lives to dreaming big. Running through meadows and being free like a bird is not readily available as this world is not in our own hands. Everything is definitely not fine, but it doesn’t seem like the world will be changing anytime soon. Who would want to explore an abandoned building, built by pain and suffering? What about a forest where in past years people had to flee? . The resentment of the past remains because the world has not changed.
Those who raise their voices are branded as rebels, the scum of society. We grow up in a reality that does not understand us and we do not have much to hold on to. The ruinous society we live in is not our fault and we are not the ones who made it that way.
The older generations fear death, but to us it is unfamiliar. To the young it is something else. It exists, but it is obscure. It is both the light and darkness at the end of our lives. "We are dead inside," we say laughing, knowing that half of that is true because the will to live is necessary in this world and most of us are letting it slip between our fingers.
But nevertheless we find reasons to stay. The hope of a better life, of being truly happy, finally free, and with friends who light up our days. They remind us that we are not strangers to this world, that we are not alone.
If you were to ask me, no, I am not afraid of dying. While the world is not healthy I am willing to stay and change it, for the hope that the next generations do not fear death but also do not lose the will to live.