I know the title might be a little misleading, but what I'm trying to get at is that humans seemed to have evolved into some of the laziest,
procrastinating, and lost creatures on Earth. And I'm not just referring to a stereotypical American who goes through a Taco Bell drive-through
talking on a cellphone before he has goes home and avoid his family by watching TV.
We just lack motivation for absolutely everything...I can't be the only one who feels disconnected and constantly retreats into a content and uncaring
state of mind when he's "bored" with his surroundings. It almost seems like we have exhausted our freedom and just look for easier and easier ways to
get through our short life. Let me give you a good example:
A "friend" I knew back in high school was your typical high school nobody. He was about 5'3, short black hair and glasses, weighed 100 pounds soaking
wet, barely passed his classes, never had a girlfriend or even a family, and probably couldn't do fifteen push-ups. Well after high school he joined
the army, and some of my friends and I used to joke about how pathetic recruiting has become if he even makes in through basic training. But let me
tell you, I saw this a few months back for the first time in a couple of years and this kid is a stud now. He grew about 5 inches, has pumped few
weights, just got married to a cute blonde, and is heaps happier than I ever saw him in school.
It's just human nature that we crave direction and structure. Namely religion, bureaucracies, grade school, and to extent capitalism. If we are forced
to do something it's no secret that it brings out the best in us in all areas of our lives. If a child is trapped under a car, then a mother can find
the strength to lift it.
Whats the first thing you do when you add someone on facebook or look at a youtube video?
You look at how many friends they have, or how many views their getting. Because if a lot of people know them then obviously they have more influence
and are more important than other people.
If an attractive girl is rather dumb or has no friends then there is obviously something wrong with her and we don't want want more than a one night
stand. The same way if an average women is being pursued by thousands of men, than we will naturally go into a competitive state of mind and she will
become amazingly attractive to us. We need a reason in order to put all of energy and love into something as priceless as a human being. Even the most
primitive animals don't treat their own kind like this unless their immediate safety is being jeopardized.
I know how terrible it can be to not have any reason to even get out of bed. I went through a deep depression and anxiously ridden state of mind when
I started college because my life suddenly lost purpose. Questions like, "What is the meaning to life", actually bothered me now when I used to be
able to brush them off as a meaningless set of paradoxical linguistic symbols. It's just a conundrum to even ask that question. But then my
Grandmother started to die, and I was immediately whisked from my depression. Out of something that should destroy you I came out a new man with a new
state of mind. When you see somebody in pain and you love them, no matter how bad you feel you'll forget all about your well being and safety.
How many people do you know that work 8-10 hours a day, then come home and suddenly find themselves without something to do. So they just naturally
shut off all of their negative thoughts and engross themselves into a TV before going to a bar, getting their temporary socially productive fix, and
then going to bed before doing it all over again the next day, and the day after that.
So my question to you is, why can't we just do things without first having a reason. What is it so hard to work out when you feel fat? Obviously
having a mentally fashioned reason is never good enough to get things done. A dog will run if you dangle a steak in front of it, are we so shallow
that we need the same kind of instant gratification to get things done?
edit on 29-12-2010 by Nostradumbass because: Sorry for the long read, I'm just trying to a get the point accross so maybe someone can
understand what I'm asking.