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Originally posted by BirdOfillOmen
reply to post by Rhebefree
Thank you for trying to understand what I'm saying. That's exactly what I'm talking about. There are so many restrictions in life that there really is no freedom in all of it. There's a void between action and reaction to the point where we have to depend on other people to survive. Everything's "simulated" if that makes sense.
Originally posted by toxicblud
Humans are complacent. We are essentially a society of convenience, this is our curse as well as our blessing. As long as modern man has a refrigerator, a pot to piss in, a wide screen T.V. and a job, he is not likely to make a fuss. He will "stay in line"
Man has forgotten his primitive self, the importance of certain ceremonies or body modifications to signify his journey into manhood. So now he fully believes that once he hits the age of eighteen he is a man. We have placed less and less importance on our life and what it could mean and in doing so we have embraced an empire of material excess. We are all children of technology. Nature no longer suits us so now we replace her with concrete jungles in an attempt to strangle out our past and build walls around our psyche. We push the envelope until it disentigrates into a void wide enough for us to fall in and make ourselves at home. But as this void deepens we become the destroyers of flora and fauna and begin to hold the natural world in contempt for we can no longer identify with her. Her frailty is now an exact mirror image of our ugliness and rightly so. If we do not change this process of taking and giving nothing I am afraid it is our children who will, eventually, reap what we have sown.
Originally posted by silent thunder
But one thing has struck me. For better or worse I seem to have an unusual relationship with fear, in that it is very hard for me to fear something unless it is right in front of me. It took me many, many years of introspection to realize this is my peculiar point, different from most people. This lack of fear is not really a blessing...its a form of stupidity, ultimately. A lacking of a thing that most people have. But if you can overcome your fear and roll the dice, it will take you somewhere interesting every time. Not necessarily good, but interesting. If you are feeling bored with your life...work on overcoming your fears.