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Life (Seriously, not last words, either. Like, fr srs. Just thinking aloud)

What a pondrous thing. So many sayings about it. Some good, some bad. It makes perfect sense: life is what you make of it. You could sit atop a pile of diamonds and, chances are, be extremely unhappy. For one, diamonds are very rigid and probably uncomfortable to sit on, and for another, all the money and riches in the world can't buy the things that're most important. Like jetskis and walruses, and... oh wait, money can buy those? Shit.

One interesting way of thinking about it: Life's a bitch, and then you die. Why is life a female dog? Almost an extremely negative Buddhist mindset, there. I suppose, the other side of the coin that goes with it.

Life is like a box of chocolates: If you're Diabetic, you're fucked!

It's so hard to find people that're truly happy with the life they lead these days. Why is that? There's a positive and a negative to everything. Why are we so trained to look at the negative?

Why are we so unhappy? I suppose it could be blamed on the actions of others. Perhaps if everyone lived in their own bubble, we'd be happy. Nobody to muck up our plans.

Humans, though, are very social creatures. And what good are plans if nobody's there to appreciate them, or to follow them? What good is all the gold in the world if nobody's there to be jealous, or to shine your golden shoes when they get scuffed on your nothing-rocks?

And then there are people who try to mix the two, and buy friendship. Fraternities are such interesting things.

I'm sure that, at times, I've tried to barter for friendship, though not in the most obvious sense. Offered things of myself for the sake of negating my innate loneliness. I am just as human as everyone else. Does everyone else suffer from this conundrum?

This is all coming out so negative. I was just hoping to be contemplative. A perfect, shining example, I guess.

Maybe because the positives require effort. I can't think of a whole lot of things that are worth doing that can be achieved through... not-doing. Anything that's worth doing is worth not doing? What kind of a saying would that be?

Is it because the positive requires effort, and thus becomes less enjoyable? Or perhaps, just less-easy to obtain?

Are human beings such victims of circumstance and natural law, that we too try to find the simplest path? Water does it. Dogs do it. And we're just as animal and as much a part of this planet as any of those things. We're made of water... but not dogs. And we do things other... things don't do. We erect these monuments and ruin the world. And for what? Our egos?

So confused. So confusing. So intriguing. It's like a sitcom. I can push the buttons on the remote as much as I want, but is anything actually changing? Does it continue on without me, without my watchful eye? Or does it cease to be without my input, despite what little it seems to do?

At least some of my classes this semester are fun. Hm.

I miss so many of you. To all those that I have forgotten, and to those that forgot me, I wish I could be once again a part of your lives.

And don't worry. These are, for reals, not any sort of last words or anything so grim. I just do my best thinking in conversation. Even if it's a monologue.

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'What good is all the gold in the world if nobody's there to be jealous,'

WHAT GOOD IS OBLIVION IF THERE'S NOBODY TO SEE THIS FUCKIN HORSE I JUST BOUGHT WITH $$$

'I'm sure that, at times, I've tried to barter for friendship, though not in the most obvious sense.'

A group I was in had to pay a dude to tank a heroic instance once.

'I'm sure that, at times, I've tried to barter for friendship, though not in the most obvious sense. Offered things of myself for the sake of negating my innate loneliness. I am just as human as everyone else. Does everyone else suffer from this conundrum?'

Yeah, I actually feel like shit after I hang out with anyone I know. Mostly because people are hapless fucks and I only took the time to be social because I was hopelessly bored and needed to satiate a social hunger. And the boss dropped something I needed.

'Is it because the positive requires effort, and thus becomes less enjoyable? Or perhaps, just less-easy to obtain?'

Kinda like raiding for purpz. Fuck. WoW. Analogies.

But seriously, all the purpz I ever got with any effort were shitty BOE's that I just sold for gold.

Also, positive things are expensive. Education is expensive. I want to buy a motorcycle, but I don't know if I'll really enjoy it in the long term. Dropping stacks on a toy that seems promising in the pursuit of happiness.

'Are human beings such victims of circumstance and natural law, that we too try to find the simplest path?'

Humans are needlessly complicated. Trying to figure them out is like trying to solve a rubix cube with a fork. Analyzing human aspects drives me crazy. For instance, I think there is a huge relationship between us, humans, and music. iPod boom aside, we could have continued along with our lives without music completely, ignoring cultural impact which is irrelevant to our survival, we as a species have no need for music. But yet it has evolved as with us through the ages.


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WHAT IS A MAN!?

A MISERABLE LITTLE PILE OF SECRETS! BUT ENOUGH TALK! HAVE AT YOU!

interesting, but I have to disagree with one part

I don't have time to elaborate too much now, but I don't think that happiness is a function of effort. Effortless effort maybe, but what I mean to say is: It's not difficult to be happy, nor is it something that takes vigilance to maintain. And I don't think everyone is unhappy. Shit, I'm VERY happy. Sure, I have my bad days, and those days are the ones where I am most likely to publicly complain, but overall I am very happy. I love my life. I love my family. I love my friends. I love my job. I love all the weird, quirky, fucked-up shit that people do because it makes me laugh.
Happiness is a function of LOVE, not of effort. The more LOVE you have, the happier you are. LOVE does not take effort, does it? No, LOVE is when you see things for what they are: a part of the universe which is you. I LOVE you! Peace

(Anonymous)

All I could think while reading your post is that you should really google Masaru Emoto or pick up his book hidden messages in water, talks quite a bit about how unhappy everyone is and his theory's.
I think this is worth doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttz5oPpF1Js

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