Loss of Value

“If I look at the mass I will never act.”
― Mother Teresa

for the child who condemned themselves to a life of originality and placing value in the truest of entities, you have my deepest respects

I wish I could say the same for the peers I grew up with. While few got lost in chronicling celebrity lives, a small few worshipped books, cars and clothes while yet another few decided good old money was worth their lives.

It’s been an interesting journey to have witnessed growth in so many spheres. Friends who once spent their time painting fantasy forests were now painting their nails, others who would lose themselves in classics were now doing the same in magazines, and we watched as our worth on the value scale dipped to an all-time negative record.

It wasn’t just our childhood, we were bidding farewell to, we were sending away our senses, our knowledge of what truly mattered, our hopes and faith in what could make a difference and replacing them with one desire; an utter and senseless craving for modernity. The truth sacrificed and creativity murdered, we came together to give birth to the act of generalization, rendering one too many incapable of appreciating the differences, that gives a person their own soul. It’s the poison, that’s fuelling the growth of a curse, that’s plaguing the modern era, whose residents take pleasure, in not knowing or caring why or how it could and would matter in the longer run.

“All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.”
― Noam Chomsky

And, oh, how we’ve grown! In our race to achieve modernity, to be deemed popular and cool, what we’ve lost is our sanity. It’s a horrifying thought to imagine the world in the hands of such individuals who’d willingly kill for money, burn books to make space for clothes and forbid questions from being asked.

We now live in a world where external materialistic aspirations dump a good heart and a well meaning mind into the depths of forgetfulness because they no longer have a place or value.

As we gleefully abandon all hopes of finding our way back to what truly matters, the undertaking to find modernity shall never cease, for modernity is defined by time, yet another entity that waits for no man. What we could do with, is a perpetual pursuit of originality, incorporated with a parallel growth of awareness of truth and nature, to lay the foundation for broken hopes, for a chance of sustaining our faith in humanity.

“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Thoughtfully yours,
Introverted Thoughts aka D

53 thoughts on “Loss of Value

  1. This was really poetic and it somehow relates to some stuff I’ve been going through lately. I had a major birthday recently and I felt that I had to say goodbye to my childhood. One thing that worried me a lot was growing out of my blog. But I realized that as long as I continue to be passionate about my blog, I will be able to continue it in some way.

    Idk, it’s just been a weird time for me lately.

    Liked by 6 people

  2. Nice post D!! Really well done and I love the purpose behind it! The effortless flow your words create is one of my favorite writing styles to read! Keep shining dear friend, hugs and love 🖤🖤🤗

    Liked by 2 people

  3. D, I wholeheartedly agree with everything you have said in this well-written post. ❤ There is nothing inherently wrong with painting your nails, trendy clothes, watching sports, hanging out with friends, or binge-watching TV melodramas. If these types of interests consume all your attention, though, you are missing out on more meaningful activities such as taking care of your health, furthering your own learning and skills, being well-informed, parenting your children, building meaningful relationships, furthering your career, and community service.

    What are your future plans, D? I wish you the best!

    Liked by 6 people

    • I’m so happy to hear that!
      Oh, it’s not wrong at all! I lost a couple of friends in high school when they were doing it just to fit in. I agree with that so much.
      After school, I’m leaning towards engineering/pure sciences at the moment. I know I want something Science but I’m still exploring all the specific fields.
      Thank you so very much! ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  4. I love this post, it’s poetic but at the same time it’s narrating a truth that is happening to all of us. Originality is really becoming rare and scarce, maybe if there was a way to slow down time and the development of the world we might just decrease the loss of value in people.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you very much! I’m so glad you liked it.
      It is indeed a sad truth. Oh, absolutely! That is an idea but I think it’s the general mindset and standards that we should strive to change. Slowing down time would just prolong rather than stop it.
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your views!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Between good and bad
    is the responsibility
    to do the better

    there are many of the people
    to evaluate them as a mass
    belongs to the things alone

    a child is born in the womb
    educated to become human

    the daily training by the soul
    it brings everyone to insight every day
    in the complex world

    humility helps
    one’s own stupidity
    not to endure those of the others

    the truth cannot be sacrificed
    the truth can
    to become conscious in every day life

    real life
    goes despite the murder and slaughter
    of mighty men
    beyond our present time

    the soul is in everyone
    it is not given from outside

    the curse of the righteous
    their assertion is all others
    evil and worse

    the poison begins
    when we sieve our own tongue
    us from the crime
    do not consciously keep it in check

    helplessness begins with faith
    that we all
    the bad and the good
    stand under the umbrella of a universal judge
    our doing and leaving
    with their own justification
    do not take into your own hands

    with every breath
    the decision
    what to do
    what not

    we are to the outside world
    bound to the inner world

    without taking and giving
    there is no human life

    the money can’t help it
    that we humans
    have made nature into a thing

    the atrocities begin
    with ourselves
    no one can say it of himself
    he is entirely without sin

    the mind alone does not care about morals
    the eager heart
    set the necessary limits for both of them

    the soul forgets nothing
    the writing in it cannot be eradicated

    every person is his original for himself
    no one is allowed to the other
    whether right or wrong set his judgment
    everyone has to answer to himself

    faith means trust
    which in reality is only approximate
    revealed to the individual

    life is not a thing
    it is a gift to all of us

    life at its core
    remains a secret

    the incarnation
    which is still in progress
    your own life
    can’t do with any other
    be replaced

    we are all
    of indivisible dignity
    as a human

    Liked by 3 people

  6. what we’ve lost is our sanity. It’s a horrifying thought to imagine the world in the hands of such individuals who’d willingly kill for money, burn books to make space for clothes and forbid questions from being asked.

    I truly don’t mean this in a condescending way at all, D., but you are wise, far beyond your years.

    Yours,
    David

    Liked by 2 people

  7. I hate to say it but reading this really got me thinking about my own life and how I’ve changed with time. I used to bury my head in books and now I spend hours mindlessly watching YouTube and TikTok videos 🤦🏾‍♀️

    Liked by 1 person

    • Aw… haha! I suppose it’s something most of us can relate to now. It’s times like these I’m thankful for school, it’s very keen on taking up all of my 24 hours🤦😂
      Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts!!💕

      Like

  8. Woah! yes!! I’ve been through this before… i don’t want to loose my childhood, but in many ways i have. I don’t think that I’ll forget my childhood, ever, but life now is different than it used to be.
    -haley

    Liked by 1 person

    • I’m not glad you could relate but I’m so happy you could understand what I was trying to convey! Me neither! It is so different but I think as long as we remain true to ourselves, the child in us will thrive. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts! ❤️

      Like

  9. “Friends who once spent their time painting fantasy forests were now painting their nails, others who would lose themselves in classics were now doing the same in magazines, and we watched as our worth on the value scale dipped to an all time negative record.”

    Wow. That line hit hard.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. I totally agree with you here. It seems that people have lost their ability to think for themselves and that ability is a requirement in order to create and conceive new ideas. And they’ve lost that ability because it’s been discouraged by the powers that be. Thank you for this well-written post!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. I know I say this about all your posts, but this was really powerful. That last line was so good and it really got me thinking. I know I can relate to this, and it’s definitely a struggle. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s