September 16, 2019

Have you borrowed your beliefs from someone else?

Malcolm Higgins, 24

Are your ideas really your own, or have you adopted them from someone else?

In the uncharted territory of the 21st Century, it’s tempting to inhabit pre-made ideologies instead of developing our own principles. We turn to cultural leaders and self-help gurus, forgetting to question the ethics behind their lessons.

This short story explores our willingness to borrow the ideals of others. The protagonist is entranced by a piece of hyperbolic literature – a book of heavy-handed metaphors written by an objectively dreadful man – and forgets his own place in the world.

With so many disaffected young people looking for higher causes to stand behind, it’s essential that we remember to really question the principles we choose to live by.

La Cathedral, Short Story