Goodbye, to the days that I just accepted that making a problem not a problem was better than putting in effort.
Goodbye, to the days that I was forced to stand still when people who don’t even put in the minimum effort begrudge those with talent. They can’t just imagine the effort that someone who can puts in.
Goodbye, to the days of anti-intellectual counter-measures that my parents employ, in an attempt to have me docile.
Goodbye, to the days of being surrounded by cowards and prejudiced individuals. The trolls and the fake accounts over the internet has fooled many people that they constitute a majority, giving them a false sense of vulnerability.
Goodbye, to the days of being surrounded by individuals who can’t take and make proper criticisms. That is why for them, criticism was a great offense.
Goodbye, to the culture of powerlessness that many individuals carry and were attempting to pass on to others and me. I am aware of my capabilities, not only based on my talents and potentials, but also based on the rights that our laws were being promulgated over our lands.
Goodbye, to the days that I was being treated as a mere financial obligation by my parents. For them, as long as they were giving their investment, it didn’t matter whether their children were needing other else, like love or understanding.
Goodbye, to the shackles that the older generation and parents of the young employ to incapacitate the youth, guised as a “gesture” of love.
Goodbye, to the dogma of “not causing trouble for others” that was being imposed on me. In reality, they just don’t want to experience inconvenience for themselves.
Goodbye, to the distortion of my parents to values for their personal benefit. Their sense of right and wrong is really what is comfortable and uncomfortable to them.
Goodbye, to my parents’ prejudices that were being forced on me, where they did not give any rational and logical justifications to their actions and just force me to comply. Reason will be my only doctrine and logic will be the sole guideline.
Goodbye, to the days of endless extortions, threats, and blackmailing done by my parents just to have us live what they wanted. They were getting unreasonable as their morality descended.
Goodbye, to the strings of puppetry that my parents cast. For them, free will is only a hindrance.
Goodbye, to their definition of “selflessness” which really meant satisfying their selfish cravings. Selflessness is altruism, not collective selfishness,
Goodbye, to the fake image that my parents wanted to be imposed on me as my real self. Fake people have an image to maintain, but real people just don’t care (比企谷 八幡).
Goodbye, to the fake life that most of my kin wanted me to live. I just can’t accept that they were part of the social cancer that led to the current misgivings and distortions.
Goodbye, to the days that I was forced into the comforts of inaction while others were suffering. Now, I will share their suffrage as we struggle towards an improved way of living.
Goodbye, the world of privilege where one was forced into cowardice, apathy, and twisted mindsets of saving one’s own skin in times of crisis as they fenced their realms with heavily-guarded walls as social barriers for they don’t want to mix or mingle with the common man.
Goodbye, to the days that I value my life and my self. With all the things that I’ve experienced, I already lost my sense of self. I now believe that we were given life not to cling on it as long as we could, but to make it much fruitful and possible.
Goodbye, to the days of happiness. Not everybody can be happy, so I am resolved to carry on the shorter end of its stick for them.
Goodbye, to the days that I was still an innocent student brimming with curiosity. Now that I see the realities of life, I lost that innocence and not could not turn a blind eye towards that reality.
Goodbye, to the days of warm relationships. With the path that I’ve paved for myself, I am ready to embrace the cold loneliness for the rest of my life, no matter how short it may be.
Goodbye, to the days of a fair life. Now, that I was being forced to abandoned my noble principles in exchange of retaining that fair life, I would not think twice into abandoning that fair life and experience poverty in exchange.
It is now time to make a statement for them to understand. Goodbye, my world of privilege.