Why do we have a heart and a brain
That never seem to agree
One is beating so loudly in vain
While the other coldly shuts down
The feeling of pain.
We want to believe in a lie
That goes against our reason
But eventually the sweetness dies
And we are left broken and empty
On the inside.
This is a question I can only hope to begin scratching the surface of using this blog post, and coincidentally is my first prompt of the Zero To Hero challenge that promises to help bloggers become better at, well, blogging.
So who am I and why am I here? I am a very confused individual that has a lot of questions and less answers at this point in time. Everything I have been taught prior to this point, everything that has made me who I am, does not seem as absolute anymore. To use a cliche (and a pop culture reference), I see shades of gray where I used to see black and white before. The most pressing question that keeps coming up in my head is “why.” Why are we all here? Why should I do something and not the other? Why should I live this way? What does it all mean? It must have some grand scheme, some grand purpose. There must be something out there that makes it all worthwhile, that satisfies that deep craving within, that proves our self-worth, that assures us that our life has made a difference and left the world a better place than before.
So, to answer the original question: I am a person hoping to discover these answers within myself. I have a lot of ideas but was always too busy doing what was expected of me, without ever stopping to question “why.” I am ready now, to find answers for myself. And I am hoping to help others, if they let me. I intend to use this blog as an outlet for my thoughts, almost like a personal journal (without the nitty-gritty details that will expose my true identity). I hope that at the end of this month, or even year, I will find a way to organize my thoughts and find my strengths. I’d like to focus in on things that really matter to me so that I can eventually become an expert on them and share them with people on a large scale. Until then, I’m hoping to provide some food for thought to those that wander across my blog and entice readers, one at a time.