Life (how many of you contemplate it?)
Every single one of us alive today – was “born” against our will almost. Yeah, it sounds contradictory a bit. But we were all “placed” on this planet because TWO other people decided to fornicate. Either on purpose (to “have kids,”) or by accident (“oops, the condom broke.”)
But we all had no choice to become “alive” in this world. Think about that for a little while. It’s an amazing concept. The fact that you and I are “here,” because some other people wanted us here. That’s crazy stuff, isn’t it?
Ah, but your life then becomes complicated, doesn’t it?
We go from bobbling (completely incapable, useless) babies, infants, and toddlers – to “somewhat competent” children. A couple dozen years of learning, discipline, and (sadly – government-mandated indoctrination called “school”), then we become “adults.”
18 years old is the line in the sand per TPTB. That is the age in which the “parents” no longer have any legal obligation to the kids they spawned. For the most part, at least.
Life is complicated before that though…
I remember school as a kid. I hated it with a passion. And still do for anyone that puts their children “into the system.”
For my own reasons, I hated it. For one – I had digestive issues growing up (and still do somewhat). Sucks to be stuck in an equivalent to a “cell” for 49 minutes at a time when you have to shit your brains out. On top of that, the restroom facilities were worse than dog parks. What a shoddy situation to be in. Exactly why I rode my bike home for lunch every single day.
Additionally – “learning” what you cared not about was practically pure torture. It will never sink in. Sure, people can “pass” “tests” to get by, but that “knowledge” (if not desired) will never sink in. My dad saved much of our school work and notebooks. I recently looked back over them – and I was DAY DREAMING most of my school life. My brain was elsewhere. It’s too bad that none of the teachers or administrators knew how to tap my real energy towards what I really wanted to do (which is why I think Montessori Schools are good.)
When I got home from school – I followed my passions. Music. Audio. Technology. Tinkering. Etcetera. Sucks I had to be holed up for six or seven hours a day for so long. But on the bright side, it probably focused me more on what I was missing in order to strengthen my focus. But that is neither here nor there.
Then, you have to live life as an adult
Once you’ve gone through the whole “routine” as I like to call it – you are “on your own.” Whether it’s after high school, college, or 12 more years living at mom and pop’s house – eventually you land on your own two feet.
I guess – as you develop – society (and your parents) teach you that once you’ve become an “adult,” that it’s time to be on your own. Jobs, money, dwellings, material goods, relationships, etc.
This used to happen from the late teenage years to the mid twenties. Nowadays – it stretches into the thirties, sometimes forties.
The crowning achievements back in the day were marraige, home ownership, then offspring. Just 50 or so years ago, this all happened when people were young. Early 20’s for the most part. Not the case today.
Many folks are focused on themselves. Especially women – who want to have “careers” and so on. Add to the complexity mix the difficulty for single income households to survive in today’s economic climate – it mucks up the family model quite a bit. Now nannies are needed, along with daycare and other nonsense. The fact that families are more spread out these days also plays a role. People didn’t fly too far from the coop back in the day – which allowed for the extended family to play a big role. Today, that is rarely the case.
The purpose of “life” for the most part – is to create NEW life
All beings on this planet (human or not) have a primary objective in reality. To sustain the species.
Everything else is just fluff. (When you truly think about it.)
All this “stuff” people bicker about back and forth – is essentially nonsensical. A waste of time.
If you’re single or even in a (non-child) relationship – you should probably start thinking about creating offspring. That is the goal of the human species. Better off if you stick within your own biological format, too. Cross-breeding is generally not good. It destroys more than it creates in our opinion. Separation is not as bad as you are led to believe. But that’s a discussion for another day.
Society holds you life “hostage”
As a side-note, I truly believe this “society” were all living in together, holds our collective lives “hostage” to some degree.
Meaning – that most of us are striving to “achieve” things that are not really what we were meant to achieve.
- Think about the Black Friday mobs that literally kill each other for material goods.
- Or the great economic disparity between people. Or those that “control” us.
- And the time we all waste on entertainment, sports, and other nonsensical, shallow endeavors. For what purpose? Selfish?
Why do so few people (out of the total populous) sit back and try to understand the meaning of it all?
Remember – you never stop learning in life. No matter how long you live!
As we grow older in this world, we’ve come to understand that “learning” never stops. You’ll never know everything. Just not possible.
But one thing that stands out for us is natural curiosity. And maybe the recent lack thereof.
Curiosity is (or used to be) a natural human trait.
It is my belief that this once natural trait has subsided tremendously over the past couple decades.
Yes, once again, I blame technology. And media, entertainment, etc.
And of course, a small percentage of the population might be MORE curious as a result of our hyper text markup language – but overall, humanity is becoming tunnel-visioned. And not organically either – but via some external force which is coercing the populous in one direction or antoher. It’s not good.
I wish that more people were just organically curious about everything. “How does that work?” or “Tell me what your day is like?” or “Do you wish you had a better job?” There are tons of questions you can ask about established systems, people, and much more. It just seems that everyone accepts things the way they are, and rarely asks “why?”
Shoddy ways to end life
Anyway, to change the direction to a more morbid facet… It’s inevitable – life ends. For pretty much everything on planet Earth. Every bug, mammal, and plant – DIES eventually.
Humans and a select few other species are the few that mourn (at least temporarily) at the loss of another. For us (as humans) “loss” sucks across the board. Even when you lose your keys or cell phones, right? Losing a family member or close friend sucks deeply as well.
But we all seem to get through it most of the time, right?
Think about the multitude of ways people die. Doesn’t matter the echelon you’ve reached in life. Yours can end anywhere along the timeline. Tragic, sometimes.
- A gorgeous baby gets killed tragically (radon, runaway stroller, accidental drop, etc.)
- Disease (cancer, etc.)
- Crime (Murder, etc.)
- Psychopathy (war, tyranny)
- Accident (plane crash (RFK), car crash (Princess Diana), random fallen tree, etc.)
- Drug overdose (Michael Jackson)
- Conspiracy (John Lennon)
What is your legacy anyway?
A lot of people I speak with talk about their legacy. What is your “legacy” anyway?
For the most part – it’s what you “leave behind.”
Whether that be a big business (Walton), or a societal change (i.e., politician), or even just family values.
It really doesn’t matter if you’re a globally known person (like Gandhi or Hitler), almost everyone can affect the life of at least one person.
Everyone has different levels of “influence.” (That is a big word in the digital age, FYI).
But just being yourself is the most important.
So what is your life exactly? What are you doing? For whom?
I guess my point of this long-winded editorial is to ask everyone – do you ever think about this “life” you’ve been given?
Does it have to be dramatic? Or can it just be for you?
Would you feel okay with just living your life for YOU? Your own pleasures, satisfaction, etc.? Or would you like to have a real impact?
Not “impact” by volunteering your time for SOMEONE ELSE’S charity or project.
But your own?
Most people want to have “purpose” in life. And back in the day that simply meant having a family.
Today, that “purpose” is for other people, most often sad charities, and so on. That is seemingly replacing the family unit. Not a good idea.
Helping people far away because they’re shit out of luck makes a lot of people on our shores simply feel good about themselves. While the money they donate probably gets pocketed by some scheming assholes for their own benefit.
Start a family. Raise some good, smart kids. That should be the goal of your life.
Not memes, social media points, or other worthless notches that only benefit others. Make this country great again. Please!