It’s about asking the why. We go through life, we go through routine, we do what society wants and forget to breath. Forget to pay respects. Forget to be grateful. It’s easy to get caught up in the crowd. To worry about judgement. But it’s just as easy not to care. Who cares what strangers say. If you’re being you that’s the only gratitude you need. People want to have a higher power. We base our entire civil structure off it. We base our universal structure off it. But why does it matter. Why does it matter if in the end we all die. In the end we become lost souls, lost memories. Make life count now because tomorrow is not promised. Tomorrow is a blessing.
Now keep all of my rambling in your mind when you hear this next part.
School is part of the routine. We go, we learn, and the next day we do it all over again. But I would’ve never guessed my life would end in school. I would’ve never guessed following a routine would get me in any type of trouble. And neither did these kids.
Charlotte Bacon. Daniel Barden. Noah Pozner. Jack Pinto. Jesse Lewis. Grace McDonnell. Dylan Hockley. Jessica Rekos. Ana Marquez-Greene. Madeleine Hsu. Olivia Engel. James Mattioli. Chase Kowalski. Catherine Hubbard. Josephine Gay. Emilie Parker. Caroline Previdi. Avielle Richman. Benjamin Wheeler. Allison Wyatt. Vicki Soto. Mary Sherlach. Dawn Hochsprung. Rachel D’avino. Lauren Rousseau. Anne Marie Murphy.
26 names that you don’t know. 26 people you weren’t blessed to meet. 26 lost souls.
From an outside view we try to peek in, we try to understand, we try to compensate-it’s our nature. But you can’t. You can’t say you understand because you most likely don’t and most likely never will. And yeah that’s annoying, but that’s life. We go through life as curious machines. At the age of five we begin playing the why game. Spend five minutes with a five year old and you’re bound to here the question why 20 times. As we grow older we learn to interpret. To not ask why out loud but in our head subconsciously. But why did we stop asking the why. I like asking the why. Why did those people have to be punished? Why did they become angels all too soon? Why did those lives have to be taken?
We don’t question and that’s where we fall victim. Life is about the whys. They make up our being. They make our memories. They make our personality. They make us human.
So maybe asking questions doesn’t get you answers and actually leads to more questions. But those questions are healthy. If you don’t ask yourself why, you’re living in denial or worse in a bubble. You have evolved into such a self-involved individual you forgot the question the life that beats around you.
Life is about the whys.