Trying not to offend anyone in today’s society is like walking on a thin sheet of glass.
One moment you’re fine, and the next
You are falling through, landing on sharp shards of regret and guilt.
Skirting around beliefs, wishes and expectations cautiously,
Like you would around a shattered window pane.
It makes you wonder,
What if the world was less fragile?
What if that thin sheet of glass was more forgiving?
Can’t there be more room for a gentle understanding,
Rather than immediately becoming offended at what is sometimes a simple misconception?
Maybe the problem isn’t the glass we break, but the glass we make.
The panels we surround ourselves with to separate ourselves from everyone else.
There is glass we should break,
The crystal towers of hierarchy we rely on in order to justify our actions.
That glass tower is only as strong as its weakest tier.
And maybe it is time for us to recognize that the only way to fix this is to break the glass.
After all, a glass society is only so strong under the weight of the world.