The Personal Phenomenon of Righteousness

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We are human are we not? The imperfect, unpredictable mass of consciousness constantly swirling and stirring up the hornets nest that is reality. It is interesting that as this imperfect form we can stand to be so self-righteous in our own thoughts and actions as if there truly is a perfect way to be and act. That there actually is a right and a wrong. That we could even ever possibly conceive of all the ineffable realities that exist in the past of all humanity, let alone all the potential realities of the future to be so arrogant as to say, “this, this is the right and only way.”

Alas, here we are again. Righteous as ever in our noble causes, screaming at the unrighteous for having the nerve to spew righteousness at us. The swine.

You see, I have struggled. I have wrestled and argued, pleaded and begged with myself and others to see it the right way. I have been, how should I put this… Delusional. Yeah, delusional that would be the word to describe me. It is OK though as I am not alone. Fortunately, we are all completely delusional, the tricky part of delusion is that you don’t really know you are in delusion until it confronts you in a package you dislike immensely. Such is the nature of God, good ol’ God, always confronting me with truth even when I am busy screaming and yelling with the joyous voice of righteous rage. How dare you God, jk. Thanks.

Amazingly, we all walk around with this air of arrogance and righteousness that the way we view the world and the way the world should work has been divinely given only to us. Aren’t I a special boy. Unfortunately the message was given but the way that was given to deliver it was possibly missing. I mean sure pointing fingers and aggressive hate towards one another works well in a lot of regards, but when trying to spread a message of Universal oneness and love, Meh, it falls a bit short. Yet, that is precisely what I find myself and, not to point fingers, but a lot of us so called lovers of peace and unity doing. “Listen you idiot agree with me or Die, because I love everyone dammit.” Talk about a mixed up message.

Look it’s not like we don’t all want the same thing, joy, love and happiness, right. But I get the feeling and I will speak for myself here that I only want it if I was the reason it happened. It is a selfish, arrogant character defect that I struggle with, but raise your hand if you can relate. Does anyone else want to feel special for being the one that saved everyone? No, just me. Fine.

Any way, the yelling, screaming, anger and disgust we show each other has to stop. I need to look and see that each and every individual has their very own righteous reason for being upset and feeling justified in taking it out on another. But, if I can see that, can’t I see that everyone feeling righteous in a different respect takes away the righteousness. Subjective righteousness is not righteousness, it is an opinion and like assholes everyone has one. Unfortunately for us we are all waving our assholes around saying, “this is THE ASSHOLE.”

Objective truth is what is in my opinion of the utmost importance. So, here is the objective truth.

I don’t know.

To those who do know, congratulations we are building you a church. Should be ready, let’s see… February 31st.

Let’s really Love each other. Peace, Tolerance, Acceptance, and Service.

Be Well,

Matt Whiteside


Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

6 thoughts on “The Personal Phenomenon of Righteousness

  1. ❤️❤️❤️this! And about time someone build me a church in February 31 isn’t too bad. Better than the last quote I got which was the 15th of Neverever. Great to read your stuff again. 😘

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