There are things in this world which distract us from the fact that ultimately we are here to survive, and in order to do this, no matter how strong the mind, one’s body must be fit to meet the challenge the earth provides. And she does provide; little hints here and there: a hill terrifying in its angle arching upwards (your excuse, or at least mine being “oh god, I am so out of shape,” but never really making a change to this), or perhaps the horror of a meeting 6 floors up a broken elevator (she chuckles that you take ten minutes to climb where perhaps a near-elderly gentleman from nearly any third world nation could make it up in a third of the time).
Technology is often seen as a blessing, something to make the world a little easier on you, but in this age more of us are wondering what if we are wrong? Technology has allowed for poor habits and more leisure time, unhealthier people living longer lives, and more of them populating areas which could not support a tenth of their number not a little over a century ago.
There are ethical issues in thinking up solutions for these things, but ultimately there is the worm of a thought in my head of whether or not nature will continue her population cycles with us. Whenever a population gets too large in nature, she cuts them down drastically to allow for change and a fresh start, rather like our spring cleaning. And in that situation is it so absurd to think that our technology will more likely be used as a weapon than a blessing when that time comes?
Ultimately it does not matter. Nature and life is the most adaptable creature on earth. She will survive long after the human race has gone out of existence, likely in a puff of irony, and will eventually erase all trace of our existence. One may then wonder why it is that we care. Why bother with humanitarian efforts or try to save the panda bear from near certain extinction, when it is just so much easier to be selfish and spend what we can on ourselves, as a sort of evolutionary right?
And this is the ultimate philosophical argument. The transcendentalists versus the gothic romantics: inherent good versus inherent evil, and it is the hardest solution to find, because it all comes down to the belief in something besides oneself. Perhaps this is the reason for the creation of religion. A system to explain why we should not live for ourselves but for others. As a whole, not for the betterment of one individual, but for the betterment of the species.
An evolutionary concept, you say? Maybe. Maybe I’m full of shit. But I’m sure that every single one of us has wondered at some time “what’s the point?” and maybe this is part of the answer but in the end it interesting to realize that in the face of the beauty and… symmetry, I suppose, of the universe, most of us decide that there is something greater than ourselves for which to live. A collective soul, God, an everlasting soul, capable of rebirth or not, spirits, something absolutely intangible, this is the motivation behind even the smallest act of kindness? Maybe
Maybe, maybe, maybe.
- Current Location:home
- Current Mood: contemplative
- Current Music:Lady Gaga
The little things in life make me laugh
And today, when this grandma pulls out in front of me
I go, oh well, and step on the break
this is Grandma Leadfoot
and who the hell do you think you are?
before i can even tap the break,
there she's gone
down the street a quarter mile ahead
and the car behind me blaring the horn,
the driver going "wtf grandma, lets get a move on"
And I laugh
- Current Location:home
- Current Music:none
- Current Mood: calm
get the fuck out
and let the door hit you on the ass on the way out
don’t ever think of coming back here
or I’ll kill you
and what the fuck is that noise
I swear to-
one more thing, just one more, and
What is even more hopeless than this is the fact that it has become almost impossible for americans, or any person from a reasonably developed country with any type of steady income, to disconnect themselves from others. What would you do if you lost your cell phone right now? If you unplugged the computer for a week and didn't turn on the tv? People would think that you dropped off the face of the planet or became some sort of extremist freak in their absence - or rather, in yours. What sort of culture do we live in where we can't stop texting at the dinner table or take time to actually stop and have a face to face conversation with them? Or even, when was the last time you talked to somebody on the phone who's your own age?
What would you do all day if you couldn't access the internet or text anyone?
Try it and find out, if not for a whole day, then just try an hour, and see how you do. I will too.
- Current Mood: creative
- Current Mood: rejuvenated
-I am the girl kicked out of her home because I confided in my mother that I am a lesbian.
-I am the prostitute working the streets because nobody will hire a transsexual woman.
-I am the sister who holds her gay brother tight through the painful, tear-filled nights.
-We are the parents who buried our daughter long before her time.
-I am the man who died alone in the hospital because they would not let my partner of twenty-seven years into the room.
-I am the foster child who wakes up with nightmares of being taken away from the two fathers who are the only loving family I have ever had. I wish they could adopt me.
-I am one of the lucky ones, I guess. I survived the attack that left me in a coma for three weeks, and in another year I will probably be able to walk again.
-I am not one of the lucky ones. I killed myself just weeks before graduating high school. It was simply too much to bear.
-We are the couple who had the realtor hang up on us when she found out we wanted to rent a one-bedroom for two men.
-I am the person who never knows which bathroom I should use if I want to avoid getting the management called on me.
-I am the mother who is not allowed to even visit the children I bore, nursed, and raised. The court says I am an unfit mother because I now live with another woman.
-I am the domestic-violence survivor who found the support system grow suddenly cold and distant when they found out my abusive partner is also a woman.
-I am the domestic-violence survivor who has no support system to turn to because I am male.
-I am the father who has never hugged his son because I grew up afraid to show affection to other men.
-I am the home-economics teacher who always wanted to teach gym until someone told me that only lesbians do that.
-I am the man who died when the paramedics stopped treating me as soon as they realized I was transsexual.
-I am the person who feels guilty because I think I could be a much better person if I didn’t have to always deal with society hating me.
-I am the man who stopped attending church, not because I don't believe, but because they closed their doors to my kind.
-I am the person who has to hide what this world needs most, love.
Repost this if you belive homophobia is wrong...
- Current Mood: drained
- Current Music:Incubus
That they seem more alive than me
They twist and sway, jump up then…
…into oblivion they’ll fall
And what am I but few choice words
So scrunched into some lines for play;
The product of the boredom that
consumes a fat, white, folly rat
so on and on we’ll read again
of fake and silly fantasies
on little girls in wonderland
far from the knives of reality
- Current Mood: fucking crazed
- Current Music:3 Doors Down
Girl: Slow down. Im scared.
Guy: No this is fun.
Girl: No its not. Please, its too scary!
Guy: Then tell me you love me.
Girl: Fine, I love you. Slow down!
Guy: Now give me a BIG hug.
::Girl hugs him::
Guy: Can you take my helmet off & put it on yourself? Its bugging me.
(In the paper the next day):
A motorcycle had crashed into a building because of brake failure. 2 people were on it, but only 1 survived. The truth was that halfway down the road, the guy realized that his brakes broke, but he didn't want to let the girl know. Instead, he had her say she loved him & felt her hug 1 last time, then had her wear his helmet so that she would live even though it meant that he would die.
If there is anyone in life you love this much, please repost this.
- Current Mood: drained