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June 28 2008 6:21 AM EDT
Complacency....that's something I don't want. It doesn't promote growth. I always feel like I have so many questions about life and the way things are, and way I'd like them to be. But at the same time, I think I have all the answers I need, I've known them since birth. I think we ALL know them from birth.
As life goes on, we forget them. Through want and yen and greed and decadence, we lose sight. Through the trials of daily life we forget to see the simple beauty. Must I really strive for a good credit rating to be someone in this society? What if my American dream is different?
Still more questions, only to be driven crazy by the knowledge that I do have the answers inside, I just can't recall. Was there a single point I can find where it went wrong? Or am I just looking to point a finger at another, a person, a situation, downfall, upswing? Something to blame for why I don't remember.
In life there are people who rage against the storm, and those that find the calm within it. I'd rather rage, and not accept the path that everyone expects. If you just play along and find the calm, you may lose sight of the beauty and magic that is ever present in life. Find your beginner mind, remember your fearless childhood, and you may just remember the answers to all questions you ever had.
June 28 2008 8:26 AM EDT
And you may go insane.
June 28 2008 8:29 AM EDT
Better to question my existence than play along with others expectations. I chose insanity.
June 28 2008 8:53 AM EDT
"not accept the path that everyone expects" does not necessarily have to be rage. Rather than rage why dont you find something between the calm and rage of the storm like you said; there is always more, you just gotta find it. And perhaps the trials of life are for you to forget the simple beauties. Maybe the trials are for you to regain those simple beauties again? no? we shall see :D
June 28 2008 8:53 AM EDT
So says you. But who knows if you're insane or not yet? =)
June 28 2008 9:06 AM EDT
Also, human beings can only think in the past and future and never the present; out of the two you simply chose the wrong one. The past should be there for you to refer to, I don't think it is for you to seek your answers there, for it will most likely inhibit your growth rather than promoting it like you said.
Rather..choose to only other remain option: the future.
Direct your questions there, because the past never changes, but what the future holds for you is undefined. The deeper you look into the past the deeper you'll fall, like I said refer to them, but always look foward.
why choose between rage and calm as a reaction to all situations when different challenges will usually require different responses. the sign of higher intelligence might just be flexibility and adaptation.
June 28 2008 11:50 AM EDT
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June 28 2008 5:28 PM EDT
if you can't remember the answers, ask Hawking
June 28 2008 8:25 PM EDT
Fluffy I think you misunderstand me. I said remember your fearless childhood, not dwell in the past. I'm saying the trials of life, at times, cause fear which may inhibit someone from truly experiencing the fullest life has to offer. As a child we never knew what to be afraid of, and only thought of the future. It's really closer to your thoughts than you think.
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