Inevitably (One Manner of Reckoning Malevolent Forces)
Inevitably, darkness enters the realm of that which has light. Inevitably, death crawls toward that which is vibrant or teeming with life. The moss that grows on a smooth stone. The vines that overtake a pristine wall.
It is the nature of gravity to conquer that which aims to float. For this, we can deduce that reality may be comprehensible. What grows and blossoms will shrink and reduce on its return. Our world which had been expanding reaches a boundary, and human activity becomes limited to that which is immediately necessary.
How hard is it to understand the world and what lies beyond if we think of abstractly? How much easier it is if we simply observe all that exists. Like a cone, the nature of life provides an opening and a closing, that which spirals open and that which weighs things downwards. Thus, one reaches a place where the teachings of God or religion meets physical laws.
It is precisely because there is so much malevolence that threatens the innocent and benevolent that one should aim to produce more that is virtuous than wrong. It is easier to aim downwards and slide towards Hell than it is to ascend the stairway to Heaven. In a world of rebelliousness, courage should be a thing valued over vain acts that aim to disrupt that which is already wholesome. Why should one seek to fix what has not been broken?
It takes a minute to destroy what has taken years to erect. A bomb can demolish a steadfast wall within minutes. The short-term satisfactions of human greed, envy, jealousy, or lust promise less than what evidently takes more than a while to build. Therefore, the actions which descend from such negativity are not on the same plane as the positive and pure.
Reality should be observed. It does not ask to be constantly questioned. If our environments brings pain, injustice, or ruin, should civilisation not ask of itself how exactly it has missed the mark to begin with? One cannot heal deep wounds with superficial band-aids.
Inevitably, the quality of the time one spends in cultivating the good, the pure, the noble, the admirable, or the wholesome, is something to be valued. That which is fleeting is only so precious because it is not permanent. Should one seek to do harm to the truthful, veritable, or beautiful, one should remember that pain is a bottomless pit. Why waste time on entertaining the descent?
So many have been convinced by the inevitability of ruin that they have given up on searching for good. Is this not counter-intuitive to the original intent to extract sweetness from a life seemingly so punishing? If one can understand that two negative numbers will not add up to a positive solution, while noticing that adding a negative number to a positive one may result in a negative solution, then one can understand one of the meanings of life.
Inevitably, the world and productivity is fleeting. Inevitably, the external growth and expansion of a life or a project eventually come to a halt. Inevitably, balance is underrated. Inevitably, one should seek to ascend and prop up that which is still salvageable.