Mowing down psychological tall grass and tangled weeds; clearing the field and planting new seeds. Thoughts lifted from my angry days, when someone asks my opinion and then denies it. If I tell you my favorite color, who else would have the "right" answer? Challenge it, oppose if you must, but to correct it is to erase my existence. If we all had the same thoughts, there would be no need for democracy. Cogito Ergo Sum.

2009/01/23

Another Blog. Like the world needs another blog

Let's be candid: I am not so deluded to think I will change the rotation of the Earth. I doubt I will even change the mind or outlook of more than a few individuals; perhaps none at all. I will admit freely that I blog here to be heard.

A Zen riddle asked the reader to ponder, "If a tree falls in the forest and there is no ear close enough to hear it, does it make a sound?". This riddle can leave a very dark pall over someone who spends too much time alone, because the real answer in 2009 is that if a tree falls and there is no one to hear it, who really gives a shit?

So many of us are shouting to be heard purely because we hope that someone gives a shit.

I'll say a lot of things about religion; I don't have any and what I see of the one's I'm familiar with leaves me wondering why having faith in one leaves any ludid person with any comfort at all.

I'll say a lot of things about politics; although I'm grateful to live in a democracy, I'm not so deluded to believe the system can have no faults.

My goal here is to cast a critical eye on sociology; our conditioned and accepted behaviors that sometimes make no sense at all yet endure because they are so predictable and self-sustaining.

We may be the smartest species on the planet, but that does not guarantee that there can't be some galactically stupid fools amongst us, nor that those souls can't lead the masses to carry out some truly unfortunate (but nonetheless popular) acts. I just want to have a discussion about them.

2 comments:

dharmafarmer said...

"My goal here is to cast a critical eye on sociology; our conditioned and accepted behaviors that sometimes make no sense at all yet endure because they are so predictable and self-sustaining."

I look forward to reading your observations. You have a very succinct and incisive way of stating them!

snafubar-none said...

Thank you. I'm finding that I have an audience on the internet that is orders of magnitude larger than the ones I have in person. This may just bring me out of the dark - as Winston Churchil used to describe depression as "the black dog"

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