It's more than action.
It's more than words.
It's more than something people pretend to have.
You have kindness deep within you.
But there are people who betray the kindness of others. There are those who relish in the kindness given to them but never reciprocate it. There are those who, deep in their souls, have only blackness, no kindness to be found.
The light within everyone shines differently. And most people want to believe that despite the hiccups, despite the trips and falls, everyone, deep down, sometimes so deep you can't see it, has kindness shining within them.
But here is where we have deluded ourselves.
There are bad people in this world.
I don't mean those who do bad things, for some of them have kindness contained in their hearts.
I mean those who, truly, to their core, have black hearts, black souls, utter darkness that is all-consuming and thriving.
These are the people who do not care. They don't care for others. They don't care for feelings, or thoughts, or words, or actions. And often, they don't even care for themselves.
We can fear these people.
Or we can pity them.
Why would we fear someone who has nothing good about them? Why would we fear someone with no redeeming qualities? Why would we fear the people who will ultimately end up alone in this world with nothing. Nothing to live for, nothing to love, only their own black, twisted soul to keep them company.
Pity those people.
People those with no love in their hearts. Pity those who will never know true friendship. Pity the poor, insufferable fools who believe nothing is more important in this life than being on top.
The top is a lonely place.
You can feel the wind rushing across your face, and see great distances and the amazing things they hold.
But on that barren mountain top, you are alone.
And ultimately, to get to those places you can see from the top, you have to make your way back down to the bottom.
Hope you enjoyed my little musing. Procrastination and lack of sleep make a great combination for creativity!