Originally posted by thedeadtruth
reply to post by tetra50
" Is there not anything that makes you tick"
There are billions of people out there, who's only goal in life is to exist. Maybe breed at best in the hopes their children do something useful.
Maybe you're right about that. But I try to look at it more empathetically than that. For some people, it's very difficult to face the true
reality, or even that, moment to moment these days, that's harder to pin down or define. And so, they look for a partner, someone they either have
passion for, or feel comfortable with....or in the best of circumstances, some of both....for that kind of passion wanes eventually, regardless how
hot it's burning may have been initially. That's just human nature and familiarity at work.
Is the desire for a family all that means to you, I guess, I would have to ask? I don't have the best situation where that is concerned,
myself.....but it didn't mean, and perhaps meant even more, that it was something important to me, regardless at having failed at it (divorced, and
though I do consider my daughter my family, we have a problematic relationship......though I never thought it her fault. It is more mine considering
I am the parent.
I always hoped and still do my daughter will be "useful," as you say.....but just the word, useful, itself, seems representative of exactly the
opposite of what you expressed in your first post. That's just the point to me, is that humanity seems increasingly exploitative, and our values
out of whack......what we consider valuable more and more backwards. And that we concentrate mainly on how we can use each other, or situations,
opportunistically. But this brings me back to how hard it is for some us just to live, to get up in the morning and do it all over again, the job,
the mundane, while what we read and hear media wise seems increasingly usery, all about buying and selling, or even downright barbaric, in terms of
crime. Perhaps this is just perception because once there were 24 hr. news stations, there was lots of time to fill, and with internet and wifi and
broadband, it's all lightening fast, as well. Is it that we hear more than we ever heard before, and therefore, care about it less, as well as the
value of life, in general, the news becoming more sensational, our interests more prurient, like goosenecking on the highway during an
accident---which is again, human nature. But it seems the more desensitized to it we become, the more media we are exposed to, the more technological
gadgets available, the more self absorbed and self centered we are, and the less we know how to care about each other, rather than of what "use" we
are to each other.
IDK.....I think about those things quite a bit, myself, even trying to evaluate my relationships and reactions to people, as in am I interested in
something I want from this person, or just appreciate their company......
Interesting, to say the least. Again, thanks for your replies.
ETA: I hope you achieve your goal as to moving us all forward, and being remembered for making a worthwhile contribution.