Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Why do we need people?


Sometimes I ask myself just that: “Why do we need people around us?” It may seem like a stupid and illogical question, giving that there are at least one million possible answers to that… so that we won’t be alone, so that we won’t take joy in random things by ourselves, so that we have what to be happy about, so that we have someone to blame, so that we don’t go insane…And still, why?

There are also many reasons to run away from humanity… we hate people more then we love them, we chase them more then we invite them in, we curse them more then applauding them, we bury them feeling more relived then we feel when we give birth, or we are simply bad mouthing them just because they are different then us.

There are many people around me that accuse me of dreaming too much and advise me to take it all as it comes; so I ask these people: Why do they hang out around me? Do they need me? Do they like me? Do they have some selfish reason to get to know me? Most likely the reason that I still think like a “child” as they call it, is because I have embraced my human condition that I am destined to die at some point from the moment I was born, so I really want to take advantage of my time here. And if I am to die at some point why not try to understand and dream about what life can give me?

Sounds complicated and illogical just like my question isn’t it? Today my answer would be: because we are just like them; maybe tomorrow I’ll change my mind or maybe I’ll forgive my accusers for not thinking that they can’t live forever so they should do something else besides gossiping and corporate jobs, and just maybe, maybe I will pity them less.


About the author

Ela Vasilescu

I’m a writer based in Florence, Italy.

Human nature inspires me, different cultures, traditions, folk stories and the differences which make us unique. Documenting stories is a privilege, a glimpse into humanity, an unforgettable experience, one which I embrace and honour every day.

If you have a story twitching in the back of your pocket, one that is ready to be told, shared and heard, chances are I will be ready to listen; so don’t hesitate to send me an email.

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By Ela Vasilescu
Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu