You are life itself.
And life resonates in response to you….

Mike Koontz
Apr 8 · 5 min read

At any point in time there is a history of past moments, both lived and never experienced which all lead up to and beyond the here and now.

Strings of time and lives stretching further out from this particular point in time as wilderness own roadside of multiplying pathways reaches out, leading perpetually forward and away into the branching future.

Our words and choices matter, endlessly.
Because the world and life itself is a living breathing being, just as much as you are the sum of it all, your thoughts and feelings, your emotional needs and desires, the actions & consequences of your words and choices. The impact of you on others, and their footprints marching across the fertile soil of your life.

We are mutually crafting our individual lives and this universal entity with every given moment and choice.
Brown and white, black and grey and vividly auburn colored. The differing viewpoints of life and emotions, our taste in music and clothing, faith-based thoughts and hopes and sexual pleasures.
No matter if you are a conservative person or on the forefront of liberal futurism. A science wielding pagan atheist or a devoted Muslim/Christian, or of any other creed and religion we are crafting this particular moment together with each other through its existing history and the choices of today.

Scandinavia by Mike Koontz

Our life and personal being exist on the same fluctuating timeline and in the same organic space, and as we built our present day together we are also building tomorrow, individually as well as together as a global whole.

We all enjoy different strokes of beauty. And the beating of the drummer's rhythm evokes different reactions inside of us all.
As such, the tolerance and awareness of a good human being are to allow others to follow the gift of life that is our short adventure their very own way. Because we all need to be able to enjoy life by our own choices.

But tolerance & goodness is also the decency and responsibility to have the strength and courage, wisdom and life-improving care and humanity to say no to those that would like to use their rightful personal freedom to deny that right of life and essential personal joy for other human beings.

As such no one that feels the essential need to enjoy life their own healthy, enjoyable way should ever remain silent when politicians and corporations ruin our shared world.
And no one should turn a blind eye to the nazis and bullies that try to silence and oppress the voices and need of others.

Autumn in the North by Mike Koontz

And no one should remain silent when entire nations like Brunei tries to deny and abuse, destroy and even murder the very life of those that enjoy sex and love, life and marriage in a different way from the rulers of Brunei.

Together and individually, we are the sea and the vast blue ocean, and we are it’s every individual drop of water too. Every cell and star, every strain of hair and thought are made up of individual human beings, separate souls and a global entity, living and thriving together.

It builds us up entirely unique and wonderful just the way we are, and we in turn craft and sculpt the ever-changing universe. Individually and together for each and one of us.

Ideologies, politics, thoughts, and religion are all nothing more or less than a personal point of view and neither of these personal thoughts and label based identities can ever be tolerated as an excuse to oppress and abuse others rights and needs.
Opinions must be tolerated to exist, but they can never be allowed to deny the scientific realities of our shared universe, nor the human rights and essential emotional needs of others.
Personal opinions and views on faith and needs can never be allowed to be used as an excuse to violate and murder people that are living life in a different way from you.

What you will all have for eternity is the right to wave the flag of your own needs and thoughts, your emotional and intellectual and physical needs. Your joy and dislikes.
But so must everybody else too.
And as such, no human being can ever be allowed to use their own personal ideas and hopes, dreams and thoughts to violate and deny the same rights in someone else’s life. And no country, corporation or human being can ever be allowed to use their influence and position to ruin other human beings lives by denying others the same personal freedom.

Allowing such things to exist by turning a blind and silent eye towards its existence in today’s world is the opposite of being a tolerant and good human being.
And this holds true when we are talking about the newly elected and inhuman Sharia laws of Brunei which now threatens same-sex relationships and infidelity with the punishment of death.
And it holds true when the topic is Donald Trump, North Korea, Russia, China, Hungary, Norway, Australia. Poland, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia or any other region, place, country or human being.
And it holds true no matter political and religious views. Just as how it applies to the right to breathe clean air and drink contaminated free water and to live and sleep in a sheltered home.

People are unique and wonderful just the way they are. But no one can ever be allowed to hold the right to remove the needs and rights of others to a happy and healthy and personally fulfilling life.
The might and right, faith and profit of others will never be a good enough excuse to abuse another human beings personal needs. And those that do, and those that allow that to continue to exist by their silence have by their own choices lost the right to call themselves good and decent human beings.

This piece was originally published by me over at


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