"So why not just admit it? Why not just admit that we are all similar, that we all crave basic human emotions, and that we all just want the same things? "
Every day we wake up, we are faced with the choice of walking out into the world and accepting the harsh truths that lie around us, or we stay in bed and watch our lives past us by. Whenever we deal with people, environmental situations, life choices, and even something as simple as deciding what we want to eat or wear, we are dealt with the harsh truth: the harsh truth of accepting ourselves for the flaws that we are. There is an undeniable truth that all we want, as human beings, is to be accepted, to be loved, to be noticed, to be someone. We can deny all we want that we just want to be different, that we don't care about how others see us, but we cannot deny that this is a lie. We speak and perform based on how we want others to see us. We make choices based on past mistakes, past choices that may have gone wrong or may have received undesirable results, and we adjust our future decisions accordingly. Nothing we do is ever for solely ourselves. We make impulsive decisions because we want to impress others. We isolate ourselves because we want others to notice that we are doing ok. There is no action that is done without an external and social motivation.
Even if our actions were based completely out of greed or humility, they are still to show others what we are capable of, to show others the "nice and good" person that we are, to show others that we are capable of doing things that they aren't. The quote, "There is no such thing as a selfless act", holds a lot of truth. Everything we do is driven from the desire for attention. We all just want to be loved, whether we care to admit it or not.
So why not just admit it? Why not just admit that we are all similar, that we all crave basic human emotions, and that we all just want the same things? Why try and "be different" when all that does is make us look fake? Murders, crimes, fashion, fame, and music are all things we engage in to make others notice us. Social constructions have separated these acts to be "good" or "bad", but they all stem from the same source. Maybe music never worked for someone. Maybe it wasn't good enough to get others to notice them, and that's why they turned to crime. There are a lot of factors we don't know about people, but we are still quick to judge them. We are, essentially, all guilty of the same crime, all guilty of craving attention and satisfaction despite the means and roads we take to get there. Just admit it. You are no different from me. We are no different from each other.