ambiguity

December 2, 2008

Act appalled.

Filed under: Uncategorized — theinkhorn @ 9:43 pm

“You give me a really cold feeling,” She says it with a smile on her face, but its the kind of smile that says “i’m sorry i feel that way”. She’s the second one to say that since i started school. The first one used the exact same words.

I try to act appalled when i see a dead animal. I try to be sad when i think about the families of ones who’ve passed on. I try to shed a tear for victims of terrorism. But the truth is i just don’t care. One animal dies, hundreds are there to take its place. Families of the deceased will move on. And the victims, they’re already gone. Crying won’t bring them back.

Its so simple. If we cannot accept life and its cycles, and we have to cry everytime someone or something dies, then everyone should have canoes at home because the world will be flooded with tears.

You people are pathetic. You want everything to mean something because you’re so afraid to let every experience go to waste. Singaporean lawyer killed in mumbai terror attacks. Wham, she’s an instant hero back home. All because the terrorists decided she should die. Websites are set up. Her face is all over the papers. Thousands of people attend her funeral. Words like “hero” and “bravery” are used like snow shovels in Alaska.

Here’s my question. If she were alive, would you even know? And if you did, would you even care? No. You read the papers and you watch the news and you think you know enough about her to give her eulogy. Because you want to feel like you’re the luckiest person in the world to not have been in her shoes. You want to feel like you survived something, even though there was never a risk in the first place. You want all this to remind you to live your life to the fullest because at any given time, something like that could happen to you.

That truth is, none of it counts for anything. The universe is constantly shifting, and because of that, the chaos theory will always apply. Bad things happen. Accept it and move on. You feel sorry for her family, go, speak words of consolation, and then leave and move on. Thinking there’s alot more you can do, and that you shouldn’t waste one moment of your precious time, all that makes you an idiot. You’re better off trying to fit a condom on your head.

And the next time your kids tell you they want to be superheroes when they grow up, remember this story and tell them to go overseas and pay someone to shoot them.

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