Children, and many adults, prefer the hyper-stimulation of virtual experiences to the real world. We have a vast universe of information at our fingertips, and we do not utilize this knowledge for self-improvement. We have developed habits reinforced by marginalization, and so we do not evolve because consistency in our past actions appears to have fostered growth. This mentality makes you feel safe. This is not entirely your fault, the corrupt system, avaricious government, and entrenched corporations all contributed. The operations of the world are built on economic interests, rather than ethical values, or the advancement of societies or people.
I went to the bookstore
I said to the salesperson, “Can you help me.”
She said, “Certainly, tell me in your own words what you need.”
“Do I have my own words?” I answered.
“What do you want?” she said.
“I would like to look in the self-help section.”
“I can’t tell you where it is, that would defeat its purpose.”
I was annoyed at the person’s unwillingness to assist me, but I just laughed scornfully and said to myself, unwillingness? No incompetence, and ineffectiveness. She should be cleaning the streets with a broom rather than getting paid to help.
“I think you have to remember to take your medication.”
“You think you’re so smart, I already took them.”
“Perhaps it’s time to double your dosage? Where did you work before working at this bookstore?”
“The Library, but I kept putting the decimal in the wrong place.”
“Your proctologist called, they found your head.”
I was trying to have a conversation with Marjorie Taylor Green. It always struck me as unusual that white trash could become a senator. After trying to explain how democracy works, and her unresponsiveness, a quote from the Bible came to me. “Cast ye not pearls before swine year yah they trample them into the mud.” So I left her without another word and spoke to another disingenuous person, Senator Joe Manchin, an alleged Democrat, derailing Democratic priorities. The man has little integrity or honor and competes for the position of a traitor. My grandfather used to say, “Give a little man a little power; you see how little he is; give a big man a little power, and you see how big he is.” I stopped talking to this little man, and so should the nation, certainly his voters. How intelligent can Americans be if they elect these representatives who have no interest in progress, helping anyone but themselves, and are just interested in enhancing their political careers? Let’s start a better world by voting them and their enablers out. Satoru
Soviet regime’s legitimizing mythology, the anti-Putin movement has to contend with the systematic extirpation of free discourse and independent media by the Kremlin. The Russian President is so obsessed with conquering his neighboring country that he has destroyed Russia’s standing in the world, rolled back three decades of progress and seems prepared to send untold numbers of Russians to die to prevent a democracy from flourishing next door to his autocracy. What discourages nations and opponents from war is usually the prospect of harm. But Putin is a testosterones drenched, saber rattling, isolated dictator. Some people just want to watch the world burn. Satoru
Getting old is a shock, as is going from indestructible, to vulnerable, to fragile.
Confronting one’s own mortality, puts you in denial first, and then rearranges your entire life’s priorities to just stay alive.
Some adjust to the inevitable, some become despondent, some make realistic or unrealistic plans, and some just give up and die.
I firmly planted my feet in midair.
I went to my urologist. He said I could go at any time. I said I have a prostate problem. He said “To pee or not to pee that is the question.”
I went to my proctologist. He said I have hemorrhoids. I asked him “Why don’t they call them asteroids?
I went to my psychiatrist. I said I have suicidal tendencies. She said, “From now on you have to pay in advance.”