Saturday, August 13, 2011

life isn't short we just waste a lot of it

okay, seneca, you stabbed me to the heart with that one. where have i gone wrong? i mean, really, what have i done (or not ) done that has stolen chunks of my tardy existence? 

i do remember having a girlfriend whose friends bored me to tears. every time we had a gathering, i found myself looking desperately for the exit. they didn't seem to have a way with words or a single original thought. my god, no wit! how can such people stand themselves? 

not that i'm a genius, but at least i'm weird. (i know, cause plenty of people have told me.) and that seems to me at least somewhat intriguing. ah, and i recall two people in town i've avoided like the plague for years. what was it about them? they  felt they were geniuses and continually talked about themselves. that's it, the vital life is a conversation.

this leaves plenty of time for daydreaming. aren't the most interesting talks the ones we have with ourselves? and other times don't we communicate with the bicycle we're stripping down, the seed we're planting, the sun splitting the clouds apart? maybe i object to others interrupting my thoughts with trivia. and by that i mean, they don't stimulate me, the weather doing a better job, creating meditations on fate, creation, are there gods, can we really be alone in the big universe? 

what about worrying about what other people think of me? i've done precious little of that since overcoming puberty. still happens, especially on the job, maybe they think i'm lazy. jesus, i chose a job staring out the window all day. retarded, or communing with nature? 

and then there's trying to motivate people, has that been a waste of time? yes, i have to admit it has, sticking my nose in other's problems, attempting to solve them even though i haven't been asked. i have learned you can fire-up a group with members already active. the key: skip the individual in this case. failure may be their agenda. don't mess with it.

and something very overwhelming is happening in my lifetime: women taking over. how could i have predicted that, though i've always thought mothers did rule? now it's out in the open. it would certainly be wasting my time to oppose the flow of the economy and history.