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|Location:||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|AOL IM:||DreamingSolace (Add Buddy, Send Message)|
|Yahoo! ID:||Sweet_Violent_Urge (Add User, Send Message) |
|Bio:||The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. |
We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We've added years to life not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street
to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space.
We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.
We write more, but learn less.
We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait.
We build more computers to hold more information,
to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers,
throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete. (I'd rather share)
Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you,
because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it.
A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak and give
time to share the precious thoughts in your mind
On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
Everything is a waste of time.
* * *
I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas or waiting tables; slaves with white collars. We're the middle children of history. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War is a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we don't need. We were raised on television to believe that we'd all be millionaires, movie gods, rock stars, but we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.
You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.
Our fathers were our models for God. If they bailed, what does that tell you about God? You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you. He never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you. This is not the worst thing that's gonna happen to you.
We're designed to be hunters and we're in a society of shopping. There's nothing to kill anymore, there's nothing to fight, nothing to overcome, nothing to explore. In that social emasculation this everyman is created.
I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every Panda that wouldn't screw to save its species. I wanted to open the dump valves on oil tankers and smother all the French beaches I'd never see. I wanted to breathe smoke.
* * *
It's like deja vu - all over again.
I'm running. I'll run until my muscles burn and my veins pump battery acid. And then, I'll run some more.
Without pain - without sacrifice we would have nothing.
It's only after you've lost everything that you are truly free to do anything.
Losing all hope, is freedom.
This is my life, and it is ending one minute at a time. . . .
See Also: dreaming_solace
"It must be hard to let go of something so beautiful..."
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|Friends:||6: artemesia, |beautifulhaze, f_it, gingersnaps1111, igotcrack, _disturbed
|Friend of:||4: igotcrack, sylsb, xxxgreendayxxx, _disturbed|
|Member of:||12: anti_avril, fightclub, hpslash, hp_ficlets, iconaddicts, iconage, icon_makers, potterholic, pottericons, twistedpotter, xslytherinx, xxtom_feltonxx|
|Account type:||Early Adopter|