Blogtober Challenge 1: I Am One For The Bad Things

My name is Coleen Alice Villeta. I am one for the bad things. Always had and always will. This is my truths.

1. I believe in inequality.

It is a fact of the world that things are divided by two. The rich and the poor. The learned and the ignorant. The talented and the dull.
I believe that each member of their opposition is important. The one would not be able to survive without the other. The learned, the rich, and the talented are such for the ignorant, the poor and the dull acknowledge that they are.  It is their challenge to support their other half for it is easy for the dull, ignorant, and poor to be bitter and resentful. It becomes the challenge then for the rich, the learned, and the talented to use their gifts for the betterment of their other half for it is easy to fall in the trap of fame, power, and pride. Yet, they should all listen to one another no matter where they belong to. Everyone has their own story to tell. Everyone has to learn from someone else.

2. I approve negativity.

Everyone is for the positives. Everyone is for the ‘yes’. Everyone goes to the light. I always consider the negative side of things.
There is a reason why the dark exists. There is a reason for bad things to happen. There is a reason for failure, trials, and malice.
It is for people to learn to prepare. It is for people to be strong. It is for people to tread carefully. It is for people to plan. It is for people to learn to appreciate their light. It is for people to learn to empathize and care. It is for people to strive harder. It is for people to aim to be better.
Negativity exists for the purpose of positivity. It is for the balance.

3. I support differences.

Appreciation exists when there is something that you have that others don’t. There is always something special in one that could not be found in the other. We may have similarities but even twins have different fingerprints. Every person has something to offer. Every one has something to serve. There are some who do not know what they could give yet. That is the beauty of it. The possibilities are endless.

4. I accept quarrels.

Arguments are very good as we all get to decipher each side of the coin. It gives everyone an opportunity to speak their mind. It is a gift that everyone should have. Every opinion is important. Every voice is worth hearing. Every story is worth listening to. There is no such thing as a wrong answer.
Disputes leave room for understanding and it elevates the challenge of acceptance.

5. I wish for more power

Power is a strong force. It can move worlds. It can force races to leap. It can make the change that one so desires. We all have that power. I can only raise two questions for that. How can one harness that power? Where does one use power once it is acquired?

You can say that I am a bad person to grasp on such things. I plan on not to change that. These are my truths.

How about you? Are you a bad person?

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25 thoughts on “Blogtober Challenge 1: I Am One For The Bad Things

  1. Oh myyy. This is definitely some interesting point of view right there! And you know what? You`re right! It almost seems like today`s world wears a dreamy glasses.
    Also, you sound a little bit like a motivational speaker. Your natural talent can earn you some respect and prestige in society.

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    • Hello!!! Thanks for the support. It’s not that I deny positivism. It is just that I see people ignore the bad things when it is already there. I think that it is much better if we work with what we have to make things better. I’m just a bit scared that if everything goes downhill then how will people react?
      I never thought of myself as that. That is such a huge compliment. Thank you. I don’t know about the respect and prestige. Those sound like big shoes to fill. Thanks again!

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    • As embarrassing as it is for me to admit, I had to look up what ‘nihilistic’ means. Yeap, I really have to expand my vocabulary. Hehe. Anyway. Thanks, love! Really as you are one of the firsts who believed in me. 😺

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  2. I also enjoyed your post. You are an original thinker and that is rare.

    I especially liked your first point, about it being the responsibility of the talented and the intelligent to look out for the dull and the poor (though also important to realise that these qualities don’t always line up like this.) I would like to live in a culture that taught us this.
    You don’t sound like a person for bad things, but someone who has an understanding of the complexity of reality.

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    • Oh darling, thank you. You tear me up. Oh yes, all qualities are equality important. I believe all of us has a role to do no matter what you are. It is just a matter of how we will use what we are for that. Thank you very much!

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  3. I commend you for being so open and honest. Your opinions are rather interesting, and while I personally disagree with a lot of what you said, as I tend to beleive very firmly in equality for all, I respect your opinions. I do agree that all people should be respected and that we do need variety in life, but, perhaps it is just me and the way I read it and I could be totally wrong, but it came off a bit condescending towards the poor and the “dull”. In my opinion, the world is not two groups, it is a wide intersection of several different groups, and you can be poor but also be talented, educated and very capable, so which of the two halves do you belong to then? I also didn’t really agree with the statement that, “it is easy for the dull, ignorant, and poor to be bitter and resentful” I disagree with that 100%, I don’t see how being poor, uneducated, or lacking what others would call talent, makes you more prone to be bitter and resentful. In my expereince, some of the richest, most talented and educated people I have met also happen to be the most bitter, resently and unhappy. Advocating acceptance and cooperation while sectioning off a world full of diversity into two opposing groups seems a bit contradictory to me. Your post definitely caught my interest. Great Job!

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    • I honestly thank you for this comment. I totally understand where you are coming from. Of course, one trait does not wholly define a person. But I am merely stating a reality. The world is divided into two as how most will easily perceive. You’re beautiful to be able to see more than one side of a person’s spectrum at a single glance. Not all can do this. Unless we are talking about friends or relatives, then most will define another by what is dominant in their eyes. It matters not if you are kind or whatever, if a person sees you as someone inferior to himself then that is who you are. If you are lesser then you are less needed. If you are superior then you are to be treated. That is how things work. This mentality fuels the never-ending race to be on top.
      I truly wish that everyone could take time in seeing beyond what could be seen but that is a long shot.
      I am just hoping that, at the end, we all realize that we need something from one another. Anyone can contribute no matter what his or her status. If the plankton and the whale can live in mutual harmony then why could we not do the same? Thank you very much for your rebuttal.

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      • I just don’t think it’s possible for the plankton and the whale to live in harmony if the whale looks at the plankton as inferior rather just another creature in the ecosystem. I also think that the tendency to only see one side of a person is precisely what it wrong with this world and what is fueling so much hatred and discrimination, particularly against the poor and minority groups.

        To me there is no such thing as a superior person. You may contribute a lot in one area, have lots of money and lots of talent, but you are not better than anyone and your life is not worth more than anyone else’s. So I guess I don’t get the need to make things so segregated to two different groups when everyone is an intersection. It is also particularly troubling given that we are not born with the same opportunities in life. So perhaps a poor person is very intelligent and lack education because they didn’t have the opportunity to get it. You can be more talented than any celebrity and never be discovered, does that make you less talented?

        Perhaps it has been my experience as a minority, dealing with racism, stereotypes and people looking at me and assuming things about me that are completely wrong based on how I look or what social class they think I belong to. They are following the same logic you are applying in this post, and perhaps it takes being on the receiving end of discrimination, you being the one that other people consider to be less, being a part of the group of the “poor and the dull” as you call them to realize how hurtful and flawed it is to look at people in such a black and white way. I grew up in a third world country surrounded by the people you call “the poor and the dull” and they are absolutely not weak, or in need of the rich and talented to come save them, and it is not their job to support the rich and help them become richer through the exploitation of the poor. Not to mention, economic classes are not divided into, rich and poor as you claim. The rich make up an incredibly small percentage of the world’s population, and the poor are the majority in this planet, plus there exists a middle class of those in between which your view of two groups completely ignores. A lot of what we may think is the reality, is only a reflection of the observer’s own ignorance and prejudice rather the inadequacy of the person that is being observed and judged.

        As you say this mentality does fuel the never-ending race to the top, but not because it is the correct mentality or based on reality. At the same time that mentality also fuels the gross inequalities, wars, and complete disregard for the lives of people that do not belong to your group, which has the world in such turmoil. If you view the poor and uneducated as being “less needed” how can you truly respect them and cooperate with them?

        Thank you so much for responding and for providing a place for us to have this discussion. Although we disagree, I think its really important conversation to have, and I thank you for bringing it up an allowing me to participate!

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        • Oh darling, you do not realize that we are agreeing. I am living in a third-world country (though I prefer to use the term ‘developing’). I have been told countless times that I could not, would not, and should not do the things that I do. Why? Because of my status, my mindset, my ability, and my intellect. You’re right. It is hurtful and flawed to look at people in such a black and white way. It is painful to try so hard to prove that you are more than what they think of you but you still fail miserably at the end. No one should ever be looked over or judged for whatever he may be just because he is different from the majority.

          Perhaps, where we differ is that I suddenly accepted that that is the way of the world. I wish that I could still believe that there is still a chance that people will think equally of each other no matter what like how you do. I suppose that I am hoping for the next best thing and that is for people to realize that they need each other.

          PS. It’s something that I learned in school. The plankton resides and eats away the plaque in the whale’s teeth. Its called mutualism. Although, I am doubting that it is a plankton that is doing that job. Perhaps, it is a different animal.

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        • The mutualism that I am pointing out goes something like this. Say, you have a business. Your business creates jobs. You prosper you become rich. My point is that you should realize that you would not be in that place without you workers. Thus, your workers should be treated kindly and duefully as expected of you. Then, say you are a worker. You work and you get paid to go on with your life. Without your work, where will you be? Thus, you should treat your work as it should be treated as it is expected of you. No matter where you are in that cycle, you still need that other half to sustain your needs and survive.

          I am hoping for at least an understanding of this. Then, if people learn of this then perhaps they can start to learn how to see each other as more than their senior or subordinate since they have crossed past the line of pride then maybe they could also cross past the line of prejudice. (Ooh Jane Austen)

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  4. I just want to say that I truly enjoyed this exchange! I think one thing we absolutely agree on is the value of arguments and differences of opinions. I for one do believe that maybe some day we will learn to treat people with respect and equality, at least in terms of the value of human life, can be achieved. But I realize that perhaps it’s just me living in my idealistic world. Even so, I simply cannot give up and I will NEVER accept that the way a person views me dictates my value as a human being. I hope it’s not annoying that I keep writing back, I was just really interested in the exchange and given that all the prior comments seem to be agreeing with you, I thought it was important to put out at least one dissenting opinion, for like you said, there is more than one side to everything.

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    • Oh God no, of course it is not annoying. I am honestly hoping that you keep on replying. I was so happy that I even tweeted about it. I really do commend and am inspired that you still have your idealism intact. I used to be exactly like you. Mine was blown away by a wrecking ball and I am still struggling to piece it back together. Thank you so much, my love. I would like it very much to be your friend. Perhaps, you can be the key for me to rebuild my ideals and perhaps my sanity. Hehe. You’re truly beautiful. Never break. Never bend, please. See what happens? Look at me.

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      • Life has a way of breaking our idealism. In the US we have a saying, that you are a liberal wile you are young, but become conservative as you get older because life and time clash with your idealism. I definitely see that, and Ive had to open my eyes let go of a lot of my idealistic beliefs. I think for me, more than idealism it is stubbornness, and the fact that I held the opposite belief as a child. I grew up in a privileged household in a town where most families didn’t even have proper roofs over their heads, and was very much one of those people that thought there were differences between people and social classes, and am ashamed to say as I child I actually thought I was better than other people because I had more money or learned faster than the other children at school. When I moved to the US and experienced the racism and discrimination being directed towards me even as a child, I realized just how wrong what I believe about others was. Which is why I said that sometimes it takes being on the other side to see the complete picture. Since then have been a fierce advocate for equality, and an end to racism and discrimination. I get hit in the face with the reality of the world daily, but it has only made me more determined not to give up because I don’t want future generations to experience the same thing. The process of fortifying your beliefs is long and difficult, and you are clearly a very good person who is open minded and caring, and you do not need to change at all! Excessive Idealism isn’t a good thing either, and I can definitely use a dose of reality a lot of the time. So to quote my favorite movie of all time, “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!” Off to follow you on twitter!

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        • I have honestly never been this giddy to read a comment. One thing though. You should not be ashamed that you thought of such things. I do not even mind that you blatantly expressed your opinions as a child. You should be proud. You should be proud because of the change that you went through. You should be proud of the better person that you have become. All our mistakes are not a coincidence. There is a reason why we were not made to do everything right and good for the first time. Looking forward to hear more from you. 😸

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