Beleaguered: (v) beset with difficulties.
In the midst of the howling horde of hooligans who are posturing for political prowess, two beleaguered words faithfully try to tempt and tantalize, while teaching us.
Honest and calm.
Honesty has been given so much disregard that it almost seems relegated to the naivete or those who have made some sort of holy vow of promise.
However, honest is really just a truthful representation of the facts as we know them.
Calm, on the other hand, has been equated with meek–weak–which has been linked with the word “freak.”
Yes, we consider it to be anti-human to remain gentle and relaxed in the presence of a world of tribulation.
Honest and calm, two beleaguered but necessary attributes, continue to linger in the lobby of life, hoping someone will come up and strike up a conversation.
“Hello, Honest. How are you today? Are things working out? You appear lonely. You seem like you’re going to give up on your mission of honoring the truth.”
“Greetings, Calm. What’s it like trying to stay mellow in a world of rage? Do you feel useless? Do you wish you could just change a letter and become a clam? Of course, then they would say you’re ‘clamming up.'”
It is time for us to welcome back honest and calm.
Without them, we doubt the integrity of each other … and are always prepared to attack.