Have you noticed how everything in this world is dual or two-faced? Literally for almost everything we have created a counter part and are fighting from two sides. We never let two things just be, be in balance like yin and yang. We create armies and fight in infinite battles. But for what? To prove our right? Our “intelligence” or superiority? Why do people think that their opinions are so important and so true, that they have to tell it everywhere and argue in every corner?
Let me bring an instance for a better understanding. There are millions of cases like this, but I’ll just bring a few ones. Vegans/vegetarians vs those who eat meat. See, a primitive thing, just a choice of an individual whether they want to eat meat or other animal-derived products or not. Somewhere in an utopia you’d think, why would people spend hours arguing about this topic. This rivalry has been going on for years, from both sides. People who consume meat urge others to use it too, because without meat you’ll be sick, you’ll die, you won’t function properly, and they start bringing examples of how their friend had a friend, whose neighbor’s son died because he didn’t eat meat. Plus they say that all the meals made specifically for vegans damage the environment. Vegans and vegetarians on the other hand constantly make passive-aggressive comments and remarks, some even calling the others murderers, again blaming them for the state of the environment, saying that they are eating corpses etc. Messed up, isn’t it? And this is just a simple example, choice of a diet and lifestyle.
Same with the ones living “the healthy” life, working out in gyms 24/7, eating nothing but greenery versus those who spend every day in fast food cafes, not exercising at all and just “living the life” (I’m exaggerating everything to make my point clear). Same with supporters of different political parties, who are ready to kill each other just because they’re voting for a different person. Even people who have cats and those who have dogs are mini-enemies, constantly comparing the pros and cons of each pet, trying to bring the other down. Sometimes only one of the sides is the aggressor while the other just tries to stand its ground, sometimes both sides become the aggressors, and that’s even more terrible.
The latest “rivalry” is on the matter of vaccines. Some of them think that the wonderful vaccines will save the world, and blame everyone who doesn’t want to get vaccinated, as they “don’t think about the humanity and the world“. While those, who don’t trust the new invention, some thinking that this is a controversy, some just understanding that the vaccines haven’t been properly tested and examined yet and are cautious for their possible consequences, may call the vaccinated people zombies and try to persuade them with their facts. Again, this is a matter of choice nothing more. If you feel safe about getting a vaccine, go ahead and do it, but stop brainwashing and making fun of those who think differently than you. If you don’t want to be vaccinated, then don’t do it and stop trying to “save others from evil” by retelling all the anti-vaccine information you’ve gained.
These are just a few plain examples of the duality. There are of course much more significant and bigger topics. But even these simple things prove how dysfunctional and disordered the humanity is. If we all lived just for ourselves, without accusing and blaming others for a different lifestyle, opinion or identity, without proving that we know the best and we’re the smartest, while the others are inferior and stupid, things would be so much easier. If we understood that whatever we do, we do it for ourselves. I don’t need to brag that I’m a vegan all the time, because if I sincerely decided to cut out the meat from my ration, that doesn’t have to concern or worry anyone else. Same with supporting a politician, same with owning a cat, being vaccinated or anything else. If you do something and constantly talk about it, maybe in reality you are trying to be provocative and try to prove something to others or even to yourself.
Remember that everyone lives in their own world. What is right for you, might be absolutely wrong for someone else, even your closest person, and vice versa. There is no one objective truth in this world, so don’t try to persuade others and make your opinion an undeniable fact, because there’s no such thing. Just live your lives, and do what feels good for you and accept the fact that everyone else also has the absolute right to do what they want, and that different choices and lifestyles don’t make one better or worse than the others. Learn to share your opinions without making it the absolute truth and imposing it on everyone else.