posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 09:56 AM
Is the Universe a black comedy? Where all grand intentions are bound to end in frustration?
Black Comedy Universe?
Actions taken with good intentions result in evil outcomes.
Actions taken with evil intentions result in good outcomes.
Actions taken to 'make' one happy result in unhappiness.
If you believe this, and i think it might be true
you are left with trying to take actions and inactions that are void of intent.
Sort of Zen, if you will.
Treating life as a sensory experience.
Of course one might ask does trying to make yourself unhappy result in personal happiness?
A limited amount of self deprivation can result in heightened sensory experience.
If you take this along a light vein, i think these are some of the keys to comedy,
Intended actions [or even thoughts] vs reality results. Inspirations -> frustrations.
Sort of like being a drift in deep space, no matter how hard you kick you can't get anywhere, you just thrash back and forth.
My thought is maybe you have to loosen your grip or rigidity of your original vision/idea and embrace the law of unintended consequences however
tragic that may sometimes be. Sort of accept the maddness of many things.
Try and think of life as a purely kinetic thing/drama, where meanings have no particular attachment to events or things. Lose yourself in life. It is
its own reward? Sort of like a ride through space and time.
I certainly don't do this myself, or do i?
Does that mean that our internal fantasy life is actually a kind of bait, to act? The satin gloves of the Universe teasing our minds?
I guess part of what i mean is especially long term. Initially some new toy or thing may make us happy, but does it last? Like a junkie's quick fix,
shortly we are left chasing the next little bit of something. Maybe that is enough and I am too demanding.
Some intent may be effected in the Universe, but as the dice of chance roll our double six up, they, as if huge and in slow motion, keep tipping and
some other outcome follows that.
This reflects my personal philosophy i suppose, 'Big dreams are meant to be broken, keep yours small and personal'.
Are the smallest things in the Universe actually the most intelligent?
Possibly instead of trying to acquire the things that have meaning, surround yourself with meaningless things and perhaps the meaning will grow? I
believe meaning is inside us. Nurture and sustain it.