A sadness overwhelms me when I think of what we are becoming.
Why are we becoming people who stand for nothing? Has our rational thinking made us too critical of everything that lacks concrete evidence? What has happened to the leap of faith? What has even happened to faith at all? Why do we believe only in what we can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell? Are my feelings a simple biochemical reaction to stimulus? Is my brain another naturally overdeveloped Intel Core 700 processor? What differentiates me from a robot? Am I nothing more? Why am I here? Why am I even asking?
My overdeveloped processor cannot processes the most important thing that I want it to. How did anything even exist! Who is the subject of all of This! Even if we are going back to the hypothetical Big Bang, who was behind it! How can something be created out of nothing, it just doesn’t make any mathematical sense!
Well… I choose to be irrational because rationality alone just doesn’t cut it for me. I want to believe in the absurd. I want to make mistakes. I want to regret them. I want to feel sorrow. I want to become a better person. I want to fail at it and try again a million times, everyday, every moment, in every irrational choice I make till I draw my last breath.
I choose to be human.
Cedric Choukeir is the regional director of the World Youth Alliance Middle East.