I have learned one concrete fact in my small 27 years of life. People are selfish. All of us, not just the bad ones. Everything we put even the smallest effort or emotion into is only because whether instantly or far out it will benefit us in some way. For those of us who have goodness in our souls, that self serving reward can be something as small as the warm feeling of knowing we helped or comforted someone, or something unimaginable like knowing we have saved a life by giving up an organ or limb. For those of us with pure evil inside, the only reward we seek is the out right misery our smallest actions may cause to the most innocent of people. Spreading a rumor, fanning the fire of a lie, or letting public a secret someone once confided in us brings this addictive high. We can’t live without it. We breathe this in like air. The good in others brings out the worst in us. This good vs evil battle, as disgusting as it may be is necessary in ths life. If it were not a battle we’ve been fighting since the beginning, we would have no way to know who of us is pure and light, and who of us is broken and dark. We need this. We thrive on it. We are all guilty of switching teams from time to time. Not one of us alive can say we have never done evil, we all have. The intensity in or evil is what determines in the end which side of life we have chosen. This does not make us bad or weak, this makes us human. So you see at the end of the day, the end of the drama, the end of life, we are in fact the same. We are all human. The choices we make do not now, nor will the ever define us in the end. It’s what we take from our choices, the lessons and the consequences that will one day shape us into the people we are meant to be.
Singer Shay Gerson sits down with Rebelicious to discuss fashion and music!