I’m an antagonist. I understand and realize that. The big problem with it (if you consider it such) is that it tends to get wrapped up with my idealism. Not always good.
Idealism on its own is good I think, it keeps the world on its toes. As I said before hinoai
is in my opinion an idealist (and hopefully she understood that was a compliment) as I am, the difference is that I am an antagonist, she isn’t. She is willing to accept people for who they are as long as they do the same, and if they don’t she just moves on past them and lets their world continue on for them and hers for her. She’s “better” than me with that.
All the walls close in on me
Pressure’s building wave on wave
‘til the water breaks – and outside I go, oh
Me, I tend to shake people’s worlds as they walk by, especially if they seem to have what I would say is a mindset of “that’s how things are.” There aren’t a lot of things in this world that are a part of our society that just “are.” Scientific rules “are” (until they’re disproved), societal expectations are what they are until they are challenged. That’s me, the challenger. Not always a good challenger mind you, but a challenger nonetheless. That isn’t to say that I am a complete “devil’s advocate,” but I have been known to argue a point I don’t believe in just to get someone to (in my mind) “investigate” their personal reasoning. That’s the antagonism part.
One dot, that’s on or off, defines what is and what is not, one dot
As I said before I seem “compelled” to go after people who seem to have this idea that things “are” or “aren’t” on certain concepts. I see many things similar to the swing of a pendulum on a clock. There are the extreme points of the pendulum’s swing, but it’s only at those points for an instance, the rest of the time it’s actually between the two points and there are many positions it can be at between the extremes. Also, unless there is an outside force compelling the pendulum to propel towards its extremes it will naturally come to rest at the midpoint. In my mind people tend to use the extremes too much. It’s “us” versus “them.” Sad.
My ghost likes to travel so far in the unknown
My ghost likes to travel so deep into your space
And once again we are back to me being an antagonist, and worse yet, an idealistic antagonist. Not only am I willing to push into someone mindset (sometimes unknowingly, sometimes with an air horn), I’m willing to push into society’s mindset. I don’t mind an element of the unknown. I may plan certain things in my life, but that is to give it some semblance of order (if you’ve seen my bedroom you know there is no order in that microcosm) it doesn’t mean I have to know, or believe I know everything. I like some degree of unknown. Going into the unknown offers an opportunity for me to learn. The problem is that as I look to expand my world of knowledge, I may shake your world like a snow globe.
Don’t take it personal, just shake back.