Why things are the way they are?

It is a question that has crossed my mind a lot over the past few days. Why is everything the way it is? Why are terrible things happening all over the world?

All this drove me into a pit of thoughts which led to the realisations of a few truths I was blinded to. Was I asking the right questions? Yes, I was. Was I looking for answers? Yes, I was. But was I looking in the right places? No, I was not.

What was missing in all of this? There had to be only one thing which was causing all of this, only one thing! Was it non-existent or just hiding in plain sight? If this one thing was there, would it change the world?

The answer eventually caught up with me. How could it be so simple, yet it has escaped the grasps of the entirety of mankind? Was it because we were looking for complexity where simplicity should reside?

The answer was LOVE. Yes, love! I wondered how that was even possible that love was the answer to all these problems. How can a four lettered word redeem and restore the human race? And let alone give a hope and a future to wretched generations.

The picture became clearer when I did an inventory of my own existence. I judged why I did what I did and why I was the person I am. It all came down to my need for appreciation, respect and significance from the people that surround me.

At moments where I was denied my essence, I felt robbed of my reality. Dark thoughts clouded my existence. It is in these moments I realised that all the idiocy of the human kind came in the need for validation. And the moment I got it from myself, I did not need to prove anything to anyone.

My question was answered. There it was, why there is so much evil in the world. Our inventions have become our worst enemies and have driven us to so much evil. There would be no evil if I loved you and you loved me.