My Own Private Validation of Things

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.

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Arash has been writing stories ever since he could hold a pencil! What started out as an intrinsic love for storytelling has turned into his lifelong passion. There’s nothing he likes better than writing (and reading) stories that is humorous in English and Persian languages, with a touch of Suspense and a poignant streak of truth running through them. Arash is also a YouTuber, Persian singer/songwriter, blogger, traveler, filmmaker, big dreamer, and professional kabob eater. When he’s not writing or dreaming up new stories, you can find him in an adventure road-tripping to national parks! If you want to see Arash in his element (ranting about stories) check out his YouTube channel.

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