20 min study. Meh.
Anonymous asked: you seem so uptight and boring if i'm honest. life isn't about training yourself to follow this strict path of what you seem to think is being enlightened. let go and have fun and be in the moment and you'll find that that is what life is for. when i read your blog i just get the feeling you use big words to big yourself up, and seem to think you are far more intelligent than other people. let people chose their own paths, not everything is ego driven or 'ignorance'
A carefully executed intention that reflects in the way that I meticulously articulate myself, does not necessarily entail that I am “using big words to big myself up”. You betray us both with the irresponsible assumptions that you choose to make.
I am as “uptight and boring” as the computer screen before you, a method of conveniently networking information, which obviously doesn’t do justice my personality. I am perfectly capable of “having fun” and “living in the moment”, my analytical disposition actually cultivating an acute sensitivity to my environment, grounding me in the present with exhilarating fascination.
You suggest I allow others to choose their own path, yet you seek to sway me from my own. This contradiction reveals that you are aware, to some extent, that there is nothing innately corrupt about offering constructive criticism geared toward promoting alternative, empowering lifestyles, which is what my intention is here.
The “path” we choose is not ours alone, it is shared, hence the inevitable friction between organisms striving to exist. We are a universe bound be cause and effect. It is wishful thinking to assume that the decisions we make do not effect one another and our environment. It is only through the analytical disposition which you condemn, that we can ever hope to recognize the catalysts of oppression, and strategize to minimize the suffering we endure.
Perhaps your dissatisfaction with my initiative to live efficiently serves to justify a perceived incapacity to do so yourself, to absolve yourself of the innate responsibility of braving the tribulations required to realize your own potential.
If you want to be “efficient”, don’t spend 10-15 minutes (or more) writing an elaborate response to someone who obviously doesn’t care about you.
Basically your whole response can be efficiently summed up in the following three words:
haters gonna hate.
That being said, I am not siding with either you or anon here. Anon has a point (that you tend to be overly verbose), but so do you. Different perspectives provide a complete picture.
There is no “one right way” to live, and I applaud you for living your own way. I, for one, enjoy most of the material you post.
Found this little lady while taking down the gazebo.
Halloween spider is appropriate.
scientific name phidippus audax
We get really mad
when told we’re not the apex
Here we sit within our boxes,
alive or dead, no one knows.
The simple act of observation
locks our fate by what it shows.
Pass their tests and you’ll survive,
as long as you keep going;
with every test they push on you,
their influence is growing.
All the tests are standardized
which seems inconsequential,
until you start to recognize
they’re crushing our potential.
Mother nature comes,
at last, to reclaim the things
we thought that we owned.
Raise your hand if you’re straddling the line between crippling anxiety and not giving any fucks about anything
ALL DOGS SEE YOU AT YOUR MOST UNFLATTERING ANGLE WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE TWELVE THOUSAND CHINS AND THEY ARE STILL SO HAPPY TO SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SELF THAT THEIR ENTIRE BODY VIBRATES, HOW GREAT IS THAT?
vibrates? or shivers from the ugly?