If you take that into consideration, then perhaps this world isn't that bad.
Still, the reality itself might not be bad, but I could still hate myself.
: But it's your mind which takes reality and separates it into what's bad and hateful.
It's only the mind which separates reality from truth.
Any new position from which you view your reality will change your perception of its nature. It's all literally a matter of perspective.
There are as many truths as there are people.
But there is only one truth that is your truth. That's the one that's formed by whatever point of view that you chose to view it from. It's a revised perception that protects you.
That's true. And one can have a perspective that's far too small.
However, a person can only see things from the perspective that they chose to see them from.
One must learn to judge things via the perceived truths that one receives from others.
For example, sunny days make you feel good.
Rainy days make you feel gloomy.
If you are told this is so, then that is what you believe is so.
But you can have fun on a rainy day as well!
Your truth can be changed simply by the way you accept it. That's how fragile the truth for a human is.
A person's truth is so simple, that most ignore it to concentrate on what they think are deeper truths.
You, for example, are simply unused to what it is to be liked by others.
You've never learned how to deal with fearing what others feel about you and so you avoid it.
But, don't the others hate me?
What are you, stupid? Haven't you realized it's all in your imagination, you megadork!
But, I hate myself.
One who truly hates himself cannot love, he cannot place his trust in another.
I'm a coward. I'm cowardly, sneaky and weak.
No, only if you think you are, but if you know yourself, you can take care of yourself.
[introspectively] I hate myself. But, maybe, maybe I could love myself. Maybe, my life can have a greater value. That's right!. I am no more or less than myself. I am me! I want to be myself! I want to continue existing in this world! My life is worth living here!
[Shinji's room cracks open and he finds himself on a small blue globe with the cast of the series]
Thank you all!
[last line of the series]
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