Remember the last time you pointed to a person and commented on his nature? We are forever classifying people on the basis of whether they are good or bad. In real life,though, none of us is completely Harry Potter (the good guy), or Voldermort (the bad guy). We aren’t black or white… we are always grey. Yes, there is a bright side and a dark side, but mostly it’s a mixture of both that is active in us.
So today I am here, writing this post about the darker us.. that part of us which we, along with the others wish never existed, but it does.
Before I move on, I want to let you know the birth of this post. I am at times scared (literally) of my closest friend. This happens whenever I get a peek into his dark side. So, when this topic came up again today, and I did indeed get scared, I decided to write about this to my readers.
This dark side could range from laziness to lying to being judgmental to being a cold blooded murderer. The degrees are varying but all of these are in the same category. My saying that I am lazy but at least not a druggie or murderer is not justifiable. I can’t possibly hide my faults behind others’, even if they are darker than mine.
I ask us all today (including myself), do we know our darker side? Think before saying yes or no. And let’s not answer the question as simply as yes or no, it’s much bigger than that. If we don’t know our dark side, why is it so… have we never tried or have we tried and are not ready to accept it. (Non acceptance also falls on that side of the classification). And if we do, are we doing anything to come out of it?
Having said that, none of us can ever be completely out of our dark sides. The black has to exist for the existence of the white. That is the law of nature, one exists only as long as the other. (But more on that in some other post, some other day). The best we can do, is to know our darker selves and try and reduce their impact on our lives.
I leave with the hope that we will all introspect into ourselves and answer ourselves. The external world never needs answers, it is always ourselves who need to be answered.
P.S. Feedback is always welcome with open arms. Positive feedback will make me happy, and negative feedback will make me improve.