Let that feeling
Born in shadow
Let it make you
Make you strong
Let the demons
You got to carry
Carry you on and on and on
‘Cause all these things, all these things are yours
All these things, all these things are yours
Oh oh, all these things, all these things are yours
– “All These Things Are Yours”, Dopamine,
Third Eye Blind (Jenkins Stephan Douglas), June 16 2015
That anger, that sadness – all those things you feel and do not understand are a part of you, for better and worse. They are tools in a world that defies the definitions others have given the world long before you were born.
There are truths. Then there is society. Sometimes they’re incompatible – not all the time, and some of the rules are pretty good – not killing, not stealing, (violence is generally a bad idea) etc – and even when others do it legally, ‘within the rules’, you can see the cracks in society – the lies.
And all you can do is apply truth vigorously, live it… and the first part of that is being true to yourself, to who you are.
To allow yourself to be whole. To recognize your flaws, your faults, and fix them as best you can as you own them even when the world might suggest otherwise.