What I learned today was how the IRA has America by the *****, and how they ruined our currency and crushed the American Dream for millions so that only a few may benefit. I learned not to apply for a loan or a credit card, and that its better to just wait.
I learned the fourty eight rules of power, and how to play both sides of a conflict in my favor, so that if the conflict ever ends, I win no matter the resolution, at little cost to myself, and without ever having to leave the shadows.
I learned how millenials were dealt a losing hand, being taught that they were special, that they could have anything they asked for, faces glued to their phones, and when they were ****** into the real world their sense of self worth shattered.
And I learned how my generation, iGen or Gen Z, are notable for our higher tolerance of different ideas and opinions, and our higher suicide rate than the previous generations, yet most of us are still in school or fighting wars for everybody else.
And I learned about ideas larger than myself, that I never would have thought of. Always being told I'm smart, by teachers, co-workers, family, enemies. Always taking advice and adding it to my arsenal. I learned how to set goals effectively, and what it takes to shatter those goals, taking two days to do what used to take me a month, shortcuts permitting. And I learned true patience, as compared to my old, juvenile understanding of it. Most importantly, I learned what I want in life, and what I have to overcome to get it, and where to begin, and how to avoid whats unrelated, and how to focus on it.
I'm still missing one thing, and thats what it means to go through difficult times and still keep my head up high. You can't see incoming threats staring at your shoes. You can always buy better shoes later, but only if you keep moving forward. Thats where the nice pairs always are.
Not a poem? I find rules and perameters limit my creativity, so **** em. On the contrary, they can help create interesting works.
Think what you want to think, think independently, its the one place you have true privacy. People can probe it and try to morph it, but ultimately, your mind is yours, and its your greatest gift, illnesses or no.