Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Dark Archive of Un-Posted Posts
I guess I can only react to the stupidity and silliness of the human species for so long. At some point I apparently decided that no matter how low human futility and folly sinks, it was never going to end. I now just make note of it and move along with my day. I did write a couple of thousand words about the Boston Marathon and the ensuing insanity. I railed against the cruelty people inflict on others for reasons of religion, politics, and just because they want to. Typed hard and fast. Really let it all out - all my sadness and anger. I re-read it, sat back and realized I had been here before writing in anger and sadness. Many times before. I realized Life was nothing but a series of recurring comedic and tragic events unfolding in different locations. I thought, why give a shit? Nothing I write, say or do will have much effect on the big bad world outside the local confines of the one I exist in everyday.
Seems with each year I toss onto the pile of years I already have, I give less of a shit about the World. It didn't listen to me all those years I tried to push it in positive direction. It refused my help and apparently seems to content to turn down any aid I might come up with in the future.
The planet has it's own agenda. I know that now. I probably knew that way back when, but I just had to add my voice to the deafening roar of all the other voices trying to steer the species onto the right path. Humanity is untidy, selfish, kind, and oftentimes very, very brutal. No other animal has the capacity for mindless maliciousness like Man does. To be fair though, I guess no other animal on the planet has the capacity for generosity and kindness to the degree humans do.
This ability to be both kind and ruthless may or may not be a result of being at the top of the food chain. I am fairly certain being sentient has something to do with it. I will say without some kindness to offset the brutality at different times, this planet would either be total Hell or like having Sunday dinner everyday at your Aunt Betty's house. Pleasant, but one day a week is enough.
So Humanity...........Keep on keeping on. At least you are not boring.