This I Believe

David - Sweeny, Tx 77480
Entered on December 8, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: injustice
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Life Is Unfair

In a world where beliefs and dreams run rampant, it is difficult to select a topic to write on. But, after much difficulty, I believe I’ve found a belief to write on.

I believe life is unfair. Not life itself, but the many circumstances we must face in life. Life is a blessing given to us from God, so that we may use it to shine as his lights in this dark, perverse world. But with every flicker of light there comes with it a spasm of shadow. Meaning, with every good thing there is something evil just waiting to ruin it. In this case, life’s unjust circumstances are the evil that comes with life.

I believe people dying in poor countries from starvation while people in blessed countries die, not of starvation, but of gorging themselves and drunkenness and do not care about the dead or dying in other countries or right outside there doorstep is unfair. I believe those blessed with a surplus of good things should give generously and happily to the needy. Especially, with Christmas, the season of giving, when there is supposed to be peace on earth and good will to men, approaching. I believe this season’s virtues should last the entire year.

I believe bad things happen to good people and good things to bad people I believe my father was a very just man when he was stricken with cancer. I believe the pain he had to suffer was unfair. I believe the pain my family had to heart when he passed on was unfair.

I believe the pain I have bared over the sixteen years of my life is unfair. I believe the heartbreak I have faced is unfair. I believe if you put all your faith in the population of this earth, you will be disappointed. I also believe you should be slow to fall in love.

I believe life is unfair. But I believe that you should not let the unfair circumstances of this life overwhelm you and pull you into inescapable darkness. I believe you should embrace your pain and sorrow and bring them to God, so He can heal your wounds. I believe no matter how unfair life becomes you should keep going, because you never know when you might shine a little light in someone’s dark world. This I believe…