posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:26 AM
I agree with the sentiment of 3rd world compared to 1st world problems. I gave up my emotional dependence on material things a long time ago, but I
find that without material obsession, life becomes entirely pointless. I envy those who can find beauty in the natural things, but I cannot. I enjoy
music, but it does not satiate my being; it is but a moments reprieve from my mental acrobatics. I agree that we should let go of the things we can't
control, however, then we have to find the things we can control. I ponder......I realize nothing is in my control and that life is a montage of
experiences that I am forced to make decisions over.
People like to say they live for love, however the only woman I've ever loved was taken from me.... How can anyone find beauty in a world where
decay, deceit, and destruction is law, but love, light, and truth have to be fought for until a bitter end? People like to say "your life is what you
make of it". If that were true, then I would have absolute control over it, but we don't. We have no control over ANYthing other then our own
reactions. Reactions do not define or create anything; they are compulsory, removing the semblance of real choice. If we think really hard about
anything we've ever done in this life, we will always come back to a single motivating factor and I guarantee you it wasn't an original thought, but
a reaction. A desire that wells up inside of us in response to an experience, nothing more or less.
So I have to ask the questions....what are we living for if not for these impulsive reactions? Just to live? Just to exist? What makes us cling to
life as if it is the end all and be all?
If this life is all there is, I would rather be the breath of a being whom actually causes to exist, then to be that which exists solely to exist....
Once you put life into such a perspective, the traditions of men become nothing more then children's games, colloquialisms.....cultural falsehoods
perpetuated to protect ancient hubris.....utterly irrelevant bordering on idiotic.
I challenge anyone to come up with a more applicable (rational) perspective conducive to a happier outlook on life. I would really prefer not to think