I’ll be honest when I say sometimes when I watch old movies, I get headaches. I don’t know if it’s because the lack of color that makes my head spin or because of the lines that you can see when you watch old films. The funny thing is that black and white is much simpler than the color that we live in now.
I used to wish I was in an old black and white movie. Everyone seemed to speak with conviction then. Integrity mattered. Honor, keeping your word and your promises mattered. I’m not really sure where along the line, we changed. We became selfish and angry and greedy. We fell short of who we should be. We let things like money and lust for power change us.
Often times, people ask me what I want to be when I grow up. Or what my intentions are for the future. Most people would answer with an occupation that they’ve thought long and hard about, or something mere of a pipe dream. Me? I don’t think about a career. When people ask me what I want to be, I simply think to myself “I want to be a person with good moral standing. Someone with values and has a sense of kindness and honesty. I want to be the person that when I’m old and on my deathbed, I can think to myself. ‘I’ve lived my life to the utmost because I was a good person, and I stood for good.'”
I just want to believe in humanity again. I want to believe in the goodness of people.