ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

I like to run at night

Updated on September 27, 2016


I like to run at night. It is the only time I can be free of sight and free of judgment. My whole life has been a serious of thoughts regarding the toxins society has forced down my throat. As I grow older I feel bare of my own thoughts. I was once a rain forest. Rich with the nutrients of creativity. My rivers carrying splendid words from my soul to my mouth. Now I am merely an oasis, struggling to live in a world dry of compassion and understanding. My rivers that once raged so vigorously have been dammed by the wrath society had when it burned my forest.

It started in school, the questions. Each day until I finally began to drown in them. Appearance or school intelligence are everything, at least that is what we are meant to think by those who think of themselves as more superior. They flaunt themselves financially and physically, kings and queens of memorization but ironically can’t memorize how to be kind or hinder compassion. Why are they the ones that who are favored by administration and society? Why are they the ones who thrive while those who seek the kind of knowledge that will subside the craving their soul demands are forgotten? Their lonely minds only to be accompanied by their curiosity; everybody else can’t recognize a blooming flower even if they were the ones who watered it each day. One can’t welcome a celestial mind if they are not familiar with their own.

We are forced to go to school until the age of 16, taught information that will soon be forgotten. Teachers are just a bump in the road until one comes along and makes an impact. This impact will change your life completely. It will allow you to share your opinion, have your voice heard with no consequence of judgement or argument. This is rare to find in today’s society; like finding a dry patch of pavement in the middle of a rainstorm. Administration and authority are meant to guide you and create an environment you feel safe in. All I see is adults ignorantly brainwashing the youth, creating a profound blindness to their imprisonment. The worst part of it is they do not even realize the emotional destruction they cause, for they are just preaching the lessons they were once taught. Police officers; theoretically believed to create a sense of protection. However, they are more seen as people to fear; people to run from when you make a mistake. If we lived in a world where there were not so many laws and rules, would adolescents find breaking them so amusing? If we lived in a world where people listened, rather than waiting for their turn to talk, would we find peace?

I shared these thoughts one time prior to this, to one of the only people I found would truly listen. He understood my points, allowed them to seep into his own mind instead of just his ears; allowed little saplings to sprout where my trees once burned. I stood before him, blabbing about the world as usual, and how I don’t know how it could ever change. How I still keep my hope despite my doubts. He says nothing, just looks at me and smiles the slightest of smiles.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)