One of the hardest things in life is witnessing someone live a plastic life. What I mean is when a person is not secure enough with their own thoughts and emotions that they create a superficial persona and live their life as that person instead of who they really are. Unfortunately, I have witnessed this more often than not from people around me and just in general. As an observer, I find it to be a very strange way for one to choose to live their life. By creating their faux-world they create a false sense of happiness and can’t enjoy the simple wonders of life. Personally, I feel it is my moral obligation to think as freely and as often as possible and share the thoughts that I think others should know. I believe in being reflective and thoughtful about my day’s events, because I feel that reflecting upon these things teaches you about yourself. I feel like life is just to short to not be who you are and not to do the things that make you happy. I am not a religious person, but recently I have been educating myself about spirituality and finding your place as a greater part of the cosmic world. I have come to the conclusion that I am a spiritual person. I believe that things happen for a reason, I believe in the yin and yang, and in being aware of your karmic relevance. Being spiritual, in my opinion is far more powerful than being religious — you can go to church every Sunday and still not understand how to be spiritual. I feel it is something you learn when you are in touch with your thoughts and emotions and understand that your existence is small, but with it comes great responsibilities to act in a kind and thoughtful way. If you live a plastic life you can not be spiritual. You deny yourself the powerful to search for inner peace, which is a damn shame.