Condescending: (adj) having or showing a feeling of patronizing superiority
We spend our entire lives confirming what we should have known on the day of our birth.
Plucked from bloody wombs, our cord to former protection is cut. We are forced to breathe, reaching into the darkness with our blinded eyes, only to end up stacked in a nursery somewhere, with dozens of other non-functioning units, to cleave to our mothers’ breast as if it was our
only source of nourishment–because it is.
We grow up–and then, for some reason or another, decide we are superior to other people–a condescending conclusion.
Considering we all come in the same way and all go out breathless, it might be nice to realize the great wealth of similarities among us, instead of trying to intimidate in a world of domination.
There are two things I remind myself of every day:
- My life is maintained by a single muscle in the middle of my chest which has already experienced a lot of wear and tear.
- No one is better than anyone else–and that includes me.
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