Our Need to Relate
by, May 28, 2012 at 7:17 PM (407 Views)
What defines crazy? In summary it's the inability to relate to your peers.
So just imagine something. Imagine you've never watched Television. You've never listened to News Broadcasted via radio. You've never watched a movie and never been to a sports event. All entertainment knowledge would be totally non existent. In the "entertainment" world, you would been deemed crazy.
To me, you would be considered interesting. Your mind would possibly be clear and distinct. Your senses would possibly be sharp. You could focus, though the hard part is.. you probably have very few relations around you. Your peers probably consider you as psychotic, due to you can never talk in a conversation about "entertainment" or politics.
------- Above was a precursor to Government
I've strived to find a way to turn off the static in my every day life. I can summarize what I believe News/Entertainment is in one word. Disinformation.
What if you could make money selling the truth instead of half truths that are embellished to give more of a hook to the reader/viewer. What if the war over in Iraq were televised more often and everything was shown. What if you could trust every word that came out of a politicians mouth and everything he said he acted on.
What if you could audit every dollar that your Government spent. What if you could actually change where it went?
----- About me - Don't mind the rambling.
In my life I think the only ways I've found ways to relate are being up front with people. Though the masses are not used to this method. I hear the words "send me an email, text me, facebook it" .. not even a "call me up".
Is it starting to become crazy to want to disconnect from all indirect communication? Is it hard to imagine a life where folks stop and say hello to each other on the street, instead of being on their Iphone looking down playing angry birds walking by?
They've even stepped up the laziness in our a day and age and ported voice texting to folks. I assume they do this for folks who drive, but I can imagine people use it for less.
Now I'm no hipster or am I a pretentious prude, but I sort of am looking down at my generation now due to the fact that technology is a huge dependency. It is making smart people dumber it seems. The only thing good I see now a days are podcasts.
Podcasts are amazing because the FCC can not regulate them, yet. They are starting to be the new XM satellite radio. The spread anything from folks talking about the hypocrisy of modern day government, to the humanist movements. The fact that people are actually trying to rally against the government here in the states is incredible. The fact that people are starting to wake up at an astronomic rate and realizing we've all been too comfortable. We've all envisioned our life, but when we get to age of 35, married with two kids at a job you hate, without any passion left.. well you start to resent your life.
There are more single people now at the age of 30+ which gives me hope. No offense, marriage is about staying comfortable.. I did the same thing. I got married thinking that this is what life is about, but guess what my wife and I now want to try to do some new stuff together. I don't plan on ever having a kid to be honest. I would love one, but I don't plan on it. The reason being is.. I think for him/her to truly strive, I would want to bring them into a world I'm proud to call home.
I feel as if I live in a self absorbed atmosphere where people are constantly trying to one up each other. I even catch myself feeling the competitive edge, but not to a level where I want to make someone not succeed. If I could take my life and spin it, I would go to concerts/benefits and grab people that actually live life and put us up in a biodome and nuke the remaining populace.
So that's where the insanity comes into play. I think that life in general for us Humans, needs a reset button. We tried.. we strived, but we failed. We are too scared to be honest with each other. We are too scared to even sit down and have a conversation about the stuff "that is not too be talked about because your dad, mom, preacher, teacher or politician told you so."
I am too scared to make a move, due to it could mean everything for us. (my wife and I).. Though each day that passes tends to be another I regret.
If I could put myself anywhere it would be a open minded environment where things are actually worked towards, no matter how inefficient the plan is.. it would still be achieved. We are neglecting moving forward with technology. We still search for gas and let the government deal with energy sources, instead of taking high road and trying to find alternative energy our self.
Our goal is an infinite source of energy.. but how horrible would it be if it was used for the wrong reasons. Just look at all the half cocked movies these days, that's not far from the point. I mean why were tanks, f-15 jets, M14 Colts, submarines, A-bombs, and anything else made for anyway?
I would also put myself in a place where knocking on a next store neighbors door was accepted at any time of the hour. Instead of having to call/text/msn/facebook them to ask if they are in.
Your privacy is only your privacy because you hold on to it so tight. We are way too afraid to let everyone in and share.
If all of the money in the world was spread equally throughout the system, do you think there would be hunger/greed? If 5% of everyone's money in the world was donated to scientific research and space exploration, do you think we would still all be on earth? Do you think the search for resources would be as bad?
We are self obsessed individuals, myself included. At the end of the day, what the hell have you accomplished with your life anyway? Are you truly happy? Do you feel that sitting behind an xbox, ps3, or pc to distract your boredom, is the end all be all?
Whatever happened to your dreams to travel? Whatever happened to your dreams to remain in shape and have multiple relations with folks? A job in this day and age means mostly you have to sacrifice your freedom. So are you truly free?
So what's the point of being rich? What's the point of fucking your fellow man over to get everything you can buy under the sun. There is no point. You just have a competition in you that needs to be satisfied. You are filling a void.
For you religious folks, you are filling a void due to you feel you sin. What if sex before marriage wasn't a sin? What if homosexuality wasn't a sin? What if killing wasn't a sin? (hypocritical because wars have been waged for religion). What if being naked in public wasn't a sin? What if despite what you do in life, no matter what you think you know, you are still going to the same place as everyone else. No matter how grand you think it may be... it will be the same. What if there is no reward for being good? What if being good should just be something that you feel is right, not something decreed should be right. What if your god, is not as forgiving as you think. What if church was only made out of need for community and it was to bring folks together on a sunday and have feasts, where drinking wine, having sex, and other things were.. well the norm.
What if having two wives/husbands was natural? What if everything you know and believe is completely planted in your head due to following the path of your father and mother and peers. What if faith was a theory that even though someone has lied enough times, to have faith that they won't lie this time.
So what does this rambling all mean? Well I want you to understand that our need to relate to one another has become down right sickening. I don't want to hang around someone who is exactly like me. No offense, I'd be bored in a minute. Be different, be insane if that's what they want to label you.. but at least you are interesting.0 Thanks, 0 Likes