Today I’m putting aside philosophy for a defiant talk with you.
The past 2 years have been a great and rewarding challenge for me. Some of you may know that I have dedicated my life to the betterment of society. I work subtly and sometimes my methods are vague and ambiguous. My work occurs at an intuitive level that many aren’t aware of. I have chosen the long route outlook and it can be solitary, lonely, and sometimes laced with much doubt and frustration. Throughout the past 2 years I have met many wonderful people and continue to meet many great minds as I continue my mission to change and move hearts one person at a time. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My work is not with the physically tangible such as the environment, social services, or humanitarian. My fight takes place at a philosophical and individual level and the results are hard to perceive since I tackle and struggle against deeply conditioned societal behaviors which take a great deal of time to change.
There has been no greater struggle than to be a living example of compassion, non-judgement, and forgiveness. It is not only a challenge to help those I come in contact with to piece together the necessary ingredients to live a compassionate life, but I also struggle against the ever growing noise of misinformation. Yet, I fight on because it not only must be done, but it is also part of a promise I must keep.
I am the philosopher warrior. I am the compassionate rebel. I live the dichotomy day to day and dream the dreams that others dare not. I strive for the ideal when the very essence of ideals have become a dirty thought against realism, pragmatism, and the perpetuation of ‘the norm’. I am not a well known public figure. I have not done the TED talk. I have not been published or won any awards. And I don’t strive for any of it because my work is subversive in nature. I work against the machinations of those who wish to maintain the status quo of power in its most egocentric and corrupt form.
I speak for those who fall short on needed words. I stand before danger for those who are missing conviction and courage. I walk into conflict where others shy away from. I do all of this so that you, all of you, know that possibility, beauty, compassion, optimism, greatness, all of these things exist in the world and there are those who fight continuously for it.
I hope. I continue to hope.
For those who wish to crush hope behind the veil of power, apathy, and manipulation, I say to you my well is boundless. And if and when we crash into each other only one will continue stronger.
Me. Me for you.
– Rebel Rabbit