In this monologue, ARASH talks to a friend about some thoughts on religion and perspective on living life your own truthful way.
Arash: I never talk about how blessed I am. Today, is a day of thanks. I thank God for blessing me. Now, maybe God isn’t your thing and that’s fine. My generation has many misgivings about God. Friends of mine doubt the existence of a God and I see future generations contemplating such thoughts more often than not.
Everyone has a right to believe in what they want so long as no one gets hurt with such beliefs. Life must always be respected and protected.
I have my own reasons for what I believe. I have my own private validation of things from the big man….it’s true…trust me…when I was traveling through hell and hanging out with my assigned demons and very near the comfort of my own darkness, I made a last ditched attempt with some angry demands one night while staring up at the stars and I was met with some heavy shit, so…that’s as far as I choose to go with that. Maybe I’m nuts and I actually do know I’m nuts but it’s cool, I can roll with it, nothing wrong with being nuts man.
I’m not a religious type and I don’t want to be. I don’t go to mosque or celebrate ramadan compeletly type things because I don’t like feeling like I’m one of the herd. Not cause I want to stand out or be different but just because…
That shouldn’t make me appear to be viewed as a bad guy, even though to some I am because I don’t follow formality. Most people don’t understand why I don’t go to weddings, birthdays or funerals and it hurts to take the criticism but my actions are never meant to hurt anyone.
This is who I am, take it or leave it.
Anyway, I’m going on a bit here…just want to give thanks for my life and the way I’ve chosen to live it out.