Who Are You?

Most of my blog posts have been about Anarchist events and news, but for once I’d like to talk to about a path that anarchist take and a path everyone should.  It has nothing to do with our beliefs or our ideas.  It has to do with you and what path you choose for yourself.

Growing up in society we are often ridiculed and mocked for who we choose to be; so we choose to be others.  We choose to hide who we are and be what others want us to become.  Most anarchists take ridicule very lightly.  We choose to walk on the path that we have laid out for ourselves instead of asking others to make a path for us.  From birth we are different.  Growing up we’ve made mistakes. And as we mature we realize our purpose in life, and not because we are anarchists.  But Because we see the world for what it really is.  We understand that we don’t have to be perfect in order to make it through life.  We make mistakes knowing that they are only mistakes and can be corrected in the future.

Who are you though? What is your purpose in life? Have you been born to follow others or have you been born to lay out and follow your own path? We are often misunderstood in life.  But have you ever heard the saying “Walk a mile in my shoes” well think about it.  If the people that walked into your life only to criticize you are put into the same exact situation that you are today they probably wouldn’t feel the same pain that you have felt because if they grew up in your shoes or walked in your shoes they wouldn’t walk the same exact way that you did.  So in a matter of speaking they wouldn’t know what your going through to the exact point no matter what.  The only person that ever knows exactly what your feeling and going through is you, the only person that can change it is you.  Don’t try to walk another persons path just because you or others don’t like your own.  Either change it or continue on that path and see where it leads because the only person that knows why you chose that path is you.

So in the end who are you? What path have you decided to take? Who have you decided to be? And where is your path leading you.  Is your path connected to someone else’s or are you ready to make a path where you can determine your own life?

“No one saves us but ourselves.                                                                                                                                                                                                       No one can and no one may.                                                                                                                                                                                                           We ourselves must walk the path.”

-Gautama Buddha

 

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Food Not Bombs!

“Food Not Bombs” is an non-profit anarchist organization that protests war and poverty not only in the United States but all over the world.  This group tends to only serve vegetarian meals and tends to call needed attention towards homelessness.  “Foods Not Bombs” was founded in 1980 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  While the people who participate in it now do not fully know the main person who started it they do know that a group of anti-nuclear activists started this program in an attempt to show the United States their wrong doing when it was discriminating against the homeless.

When the 1990’s came along “Food Not Bombs” had grown tremendously  and had already started 4 International groups in the US. alone.  By October 2011 more than 400 smaller groups and 16 International groups had been created all over the world.  Today many Anarchists are trying to show the whole world what “Food Not Bombs” has not only done for the homeless people across the world but what it has also done to open the hearts and minds of the people who participate in this organization.  “Food not Bombs” encourages people to help everyone in anyway they can instead of fighting and losing control of who they are and who they can be when they decide to help.

Go to these sites for more information:

http://foodnotbombs.net/contacts.html

http://www.foodnotbombs.net/

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