Recently, I thought about the structure of society and how WE all, as individuals, play a role in someway, shape or form. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, all with a specific role to play… You get one shot. Can’t go back and change anything…” This is the opening phrase that Andre 3000 eloquently quotes in the movie Idlewild, originally derived from William Shakespeare.
As stated in this lifetime there will only be one you! So, in my case there will only be one Charla! You may encounter someone similar; but there will never be another me or you for that matter. With that being the case, you only have one chance to live your life and leave your mark on this world. Therefore you must determine what role or position you’re going to take- on and play within this structured society. Let me explain this a bit further. When I mention structured society I am referring to the current setup and/or placement that exist within society. For example, there’s the good and the bad, the executive and the criminal, or the mayor and the madame. Society is already structured around the principals of noble and evil; success and failure. We as individuals need to do all that we can to be productive and upstanding.
I personally believe that too many people blame their current position(ing) on others. I know some people may say “You don’t know my background/story. I didn’t choose to be this way or to become this individual.” And I definitely agree but only to a certain extent. I am a firm believer that we are all dealt a different hand and some may be better than others but you have to find a way to create the best outcome with the hand that you have been dealt. I have seen many people my age who have newly entered into adulthood. They allow their previous life experiences, scars and all, to dictate their current choices; it is very unfortunate and to be honest saddening. At what point will we stop looking back on the people and circumstances that have permanently harmed us and make the choice to move forward?