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originally posted by: jonnywhite
sometimes i think life itself is a hardship. everything, to some degree, is hardship. so why do we continue on? because it's surmountable and there're motivating things to strive for.
if things become too much or you lose sight of something to fight for, to live for, the wind is out of your sails, and you drift.
the best thing is stay in the wind up to the moment you die.
i realize life isn't perfect. lots of drifters. one thing keeps me going is the knowledge there're so many swifter boats making pictures in the waves. life works sometimes, really well. humanity is not that bad. and i've nitpicked too, i've picked at the wounds. it's what it's.
what's better? i'm not even sure such a thing exists. i don't think I'd recognize it. something interesting stuck with me lately is when I read about Sigmund Freud and his near death experience(s). afterward, he described our world as a "box universe". at the time, it represented to him a confined undesirable place because the place he left was so pleasant. he really didn't want to come back--the events unfolded that way.
but i don't know any of that, so I can't be bothered by it. this reality is all i know. it's the same for most of you too--unless you from another place or you got a secret to tell? (i don't count wishful thinking)