So for those of you who don’t know me, you probably don’t know that I’ve been getting into the whole Danganronpa fandom lately. I completed the first game, then I watched the anime, and I just completed Danganronpa 2.
And by the end of the game, out of all of the messages the game put out, this one stood up to me the most.
Create your own future.
That statement really stood out to me because throughout the entire game, it was all about Monokuma deciding their future for them. Which was forcing them to kill each other.
And because of that lingering message Monokuma left for them, eventually, they did.
Well you see, just like most things in life, we have choices. You choose to breathe, you choose to blink, whether self-conscious or not, that is your decision to make. And it’s important to realize this because a lot of people feel like they don’t have control over their life.
Most people think of life as: Go to school, go to college, get a job, get a partner, develop a family, retire, and die.
But there’s more to life than that. We can decide to say no to any stage that society’s life plan has set out for us. And the first step towards making any conscious decision is knowing you have a choice in the first place.
Now the consequences of those choices can be severe, like rebelling against the system. But the rewards are just as high, which is your freedom. And that’s what happened in this game. Throughout the entire series, they didn’t rebel. They made the choice to play the game and kill each other, some as a sacrifice for others, but regardless, it was their choice to make.
And yes people numerous times said they wanted to stop the killing, but once you have a goal in mind, people are going to set it in order to get out of whatever hell hole they believe they’re in. It’s just called survival instincts at that point.
But it was only until the end that they finally woke up and realized- they have a choice. They can decide how to live their life, despite what society had already set up for them to do.
So when you feel powerless, and when you feel like your life has turned into nothing. Realize that everything you’re doing is a choice. You choose to stay inside, you choose not to make friends, you choose not to try out of fear or even something that could lead to death. But regardless, it’s a choice.
You have to break through that fear though and be confident within yourself that whatever you desire, you will make it happen.
That’s what Hajime realized, and because of his strength, he motivated everybody else to do the same. Which is believing in yourself, because nobody else can do it for you.
I hope you guys enjoyed today’s article, if you did, comment down below about what kind of future you would like to have, and why?