I’m tired. I’m tired from so many things that it’s an effort to even put this Soul-level exhaustion into words. I’m just tired.
I’m tired from being unseen and unheard.
I’m tired of being dismissed by insecure men because my intelligence might eclipse theirs or because I’m not the 22-year-old blonde they still dream of while they are grey of hair and sagging in flesh.
I’m tired of the shiny objects that seem to rule our world and of those who continue to spend their money and attention on fluff.
I’m tired of the common good being ignored for the sake of the powerful few.
I’m tired of the greedy and gluttonous nature of Western culture.
I’m tired of human beings destroying our planet.
I’m tired of MONEY being more important than…well, anything!
I’m tired of the Western definition of “success” and the capitalistic lie that suggests everyone has an equal opportunity for achieving that success.
I’m tired of the lie of “equal opportunity,” of all those who believe it, and all those who cling to it as if it’s some sort of dogma.
I’m tired of false patriotism. For that matter, I’m also tired of nationalism. No matter how much we tell ourselves otherwise, the United States IS NOT the “greatest nation in the world,” – not even by a long shot! (And don’t respond to my comment here by telling me to just move. Instead, take a look at the data!)
I’m tired of racism, sexism, genderism, (hah….patriotism and nationalism are isms too!) ageism, religionism, classism, and every other ism based on the false premise that one kind of human is better than another.
I’m tired of being told what kind of body is acceptable or preferred and that there is inherently something wrong (and less lovable) than anything outside of that designation.
I’m tired of human beings being objectified as if we are a commodity to be assigned value, traded, used, and worked to death for another’s pleasure, profit, or gratification.
I’m tired of the “man card” – the rules that dictate what makes “a man a man,” and the toxic nature of those rules.
I’m tired of complicit women – those who deny sexism and misogyny because they somehow benefit from it.
I’m tired of humans who look the other way as other human beings suffer.
I’m tired of a culture that allows people to go hungry, homeless, without an adequate education, without healthcare.
I’m tired of a banking industry that makes its profits off the backs of the poor.
I’m tired of a culture that purposefully and intentionally seeks to divide.
I’m tired from the lack of true journalism and of the tabloid catastrophe it has become.
I’m tired of a narcissistic, self-centered world in which people only care about themselves and their own selfish needs – without care or concern for how their actions might negatively impact another.
I’m tired of the voices of the prophets and visionaries of our world being silenced as they try to wake humanity up out of their collective unseeing, unhearing, and comatose state.
I’m just tired.