We were meant to live for so much more…

Aside from being a really catchy pop song by a band with distinct Christian overtones, the title of this blog is really where my mindset has been over the last week or so.  Through some great conversations with some new and rather close friends, I’ve realized that one of the reasons I’ve been so miserable over the past while is because I’ve forgotten a big part of myself.  I’ve allowed myself to lose the hope of being able to do something bigger than myself and the hope of leaving wherever I go a better place than I found it (and I don’t really even mean that from a Christian perspective, though, certainly, that plays a part).  There are a lot of reasons for this, and it’s been a gradual process (though I’m sure some of the readers who have known me longer will have their opinions).  I just realized that lately I’ve been more concerned with surviving than living.

I was reminded of all of this when I was watching a documentary on the hardcore punk scene on The History Channel.  It was actually about a gang that started and was focused on fighting.  I couldn’t help but think of the scenes I came up in and how there was so much more of a positive message than that.  I guess in some ways, I’ve always felt that’s one of the shortcomings of so much of punk music (excluding, obviously, posicore, etc.).  And somewhere along the way, I lost that.  I’m going to make a concerted effort to get back to actively taking part in the world and trying to improve it.  I realize this sounds kind of stupid, but by not doing this, I’ve kinda made myself less of who I am and more of what the world expects of me.

Anyway, how’s everyone else doing?

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3 Responses to “We were meant to live for so much more…”

  1. Sobie Says:

    G.K. Chesterton wrote, “How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it…”

    Truth. Keep on keepin’ on!

  2. Billy Atwell Says:

    I think we all come to points in life where we feel like we have been less than we should be. It’s natural.

    If we didn’t, then we might be content with who we are and never try to improve.

    Keep your head up and don’t be discouraged–or join a punk band, haha.

    Billy

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