Miranda

Miranda

So after I’d finished school I ended up doing a gap year in the army which was really fucked up for all sorts of reasons. But at the end of that year I decided that I’m never going to do anything that I morally disagree with again. That’s my change.

Since then, everything I’ve done has been in line with what I believe in. Like social injustice and environmental stuff. All of the things that I do, no matter what it is, is centered and grounded by that. 

I guess part of the change involved seeing things from the structural perspective. Being in the army made me realize that everything is made up as constructed realities. This whole environment has been set up to make us think a certain way. To fit you into this paradigm, this box and this set of frameworks. If you don’t question you get stuck within and you get tunnel vision which is not ideal. 

So the main thing that I’ve gained from this, is that the flip between the civilian world and the military showed me the dynamics of the different structures within society. Everything is just a structure, and it’s all just made up. That was a really important thing to realize at the age of nineteen.

My seed for change? Definitely don’t go to the army! Apart from that I would suggest looking after yourself, giving back to the people around you, looking after the earth and once you’ve done all those things and you’re really happy; take psychedelics, think about your life and analyze it!

Miranda