Just Thinking Justly

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Humans and their pursuit of misery...

Submitted: February 09, 2009

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Just Thinking Justly

Human minds are filled with thoughts that don't cry or laugh and emotions that don't think. How do these two coexist? Have they ever? Where do people find their motivations? Why are they so important? Why is it harder for some people to find them? Why is everything never enough? What is it exactly that they are pursuing?

Is it freedom? It could be. They don't know that freedom cannot be pursued. Freedom does not come with loneliness, it has nothing to do with being your own foreman, it is far from an introspection and much farther from anyone's opinion or advice. Freedom cannot be sought as it will result in becoming the prisoner of one's expectations which, most probably, are not even original. Why would they be? Being that everything is already planned and scheduled, the clock is always ticking for something, anything, whatever thing!

Humans become schizophrenics; they hear tickings in their heads which are much louder than anything else around them. Suddenly, not only a void is felt, but also whatever was there before occupies too much space. Yes, humans are very complicated and contradictory: they can feel emptiness at the very same time they feel suffocated. Paradoxic, interesting and self-destroying creatures they are.

Fuck the damn clocks! Whether they are biological, emotional or mechanical.

Who controls us? What controls us? A predefined concept of life, of freedom, of success that must be equal to everyone? What makes us want to miss something or someone that we do not have to miss? As if missing what is not there anymore and surely not coming back weren't painful enough.

What are we doing? Why the drama? Isn't it common knowledge that this life will end? Aren't we better off taking life in stride and not making it more difficult than it already is? Far from being conformists, we must learn to choose our battles. We must learn to keep ourselves mentally sane or else we will be like an extremely fragile flower in the midst of a storm.

Life will never be beautiful and then it will end. What will be significant then?


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