reply to post by spartacus699
Life, a precursor to autopsy.
You can live it one of two main ways. You can choose to let it crush you, or you can choose to give it the finger and get on with it. It really
doesnt make much difference which you choose, because the end result is pretty much the same, all that choice affects is how much of it you were able
to enjoy. You can have nothing, have everything taken away, and still remain whole, capable of smiling, if you dont expect more of yourself than you
can possibly hope to achieve, and I personally find that most trouble that people have comes from failing to live up to thier own ridiculous
For example, I would love to live in my own home, own an APC converted into an RV to go to rock festivals in, and live a life of leisure. I have to
accept that I will be lucky to ever be able to live on my own, because I am totally skint, and have no real way of changing that without breaking the
law, and corroding my own morality, neither of which I am prepared to do for that cause. I choose to be happy enough with that.
Another thing is, when you have lived at the very bottom of the food chain, like I have, and survived it and learned to enjoy aspects of that
existence, you realise that anything less difficult than that, is not relevant, not important, not capable of killing you, and therefore beneath your
notice. When you live on the edge of the abyss, you learn to prioritise properly. By that I mean, you learn to value your ability to survive, over
your ability to achieve goals which really and honestly have no actual meaning, goals which your society tell you ought to be important to you, but
At the end of the day, if it isnt going to kill you dead, then its not worth consideration when you are at the thin end of the wedge, because when
you are in the crap, you need to keep your brains reserves of effort, and your physical strength, for those moments when your life may be in direct
and immediate danger. Everything else is just so much fluff.