I think we can all agree that forever, is a very long time. Longer than we can imagine and when you actually think about it, forever has always existed because we KNOW that there had to be SOMETHING to start off the Big Bang, if that is, in fact, what kicked off this universe, right? Even if there wasn’t something, we can still think that forever existed because we can’t really think there was nothing but perhaps we can measure nothing even if that was the case. Okay, maybe you don’t believe that but that’s okay, let’s just concentrate on forever. Even if everything disappears, including time and space, we will be gone forever and that’s true whether or not anyone is counting eons.
When you consider how long forever is, we are alive for a VERY short time. We crash and burn at every age, so some are here for less time than others but even a human who lives into her, or his, hundreds, doesn’t really count for much, even to us, because older people, as a group, are disliked/invisible in America, a culture that thrives on selling youth and lies, which has nothing at all to do with forever but it pisses me off. The point is, a hundred, compared to forever, is too small a number to count, or bother with.
Here’s the thing. When you compare our life span with forever, wouldn’t you think we would want to SPEND the little time we have doing something OTHER than killing each other? Doesn’t it make sense to enjoy the time we do have, before forever begins? Even if reincarnation is true, we will NEVER have this lifetime again. What makes us WASTE our limited time being violent, greedy, hateful, selfish, murderous, evil and disgusting, instead of laying around enjoying the earth and each other? Money and power are killing us. We are allowing them to kill us.
Seems we are the dumbest species currently alive. No other species has baggage. They mate, hang out, eat and sleep a lot. The only thing they have to worry about is that WE will find them and kill them too, because we kill everything.
If we asked ourselves how we wanted to spend the last ten hours we had left, how many would want to beat, rape, torture and kill someone, or some other being, instead of loving, laughing, eating, dancing and having fun? I know what my answer is but I fear far too many would choose the violent ending.
We are all dying. Everyone of us. People die in accidents, other people are ill and some people just quit playing and turn in their chips. We are all living the last days we have, even if those days add up to years. Everyday could be our last day, we should think about how we want to spend them?
Love and live…or…the current hate, greed, violence/death? It’s our choice…after all, look what we have done to ourselves, the earth and every living being that we haven’t yet driven into extinction. We are the Destroyers and I’m positive (you definitely don’t have to agree with me on this one), that we lived on Mars and destroyed the planet/atmosphere and moved here. When we’re finished killing this one, we’ll just keep going UNLESS, some other beings out there end us, for the good of the Universe and everyone else in it, including some tiny worms that must be living out there somewhere.
Anyway, we need to do away with consuming as a life style, hating/warring/killing/power mongering, as our cultural heritage, letting governments and societies continue to brainwash us into believing that this is the way things are/have to be. Sure cave people murdered each other but we’re supposed to be smarter than they are. We have language and writing, as well as the wheel and fire and an amazing number of guns and other things that kill. Media is driving us insane and our government has become our enemy. Each day we waste being unhappy, miserable, and attacked, we are one day closer to the end of our lives and the beginning of forever.
I’m thinking we need to turn off TVs, forget that government exists, eat chocolate and read good books while petting a cat, or dog. Play, blow bubbles, sing, make tents for adults, have parties, stop hating people because someone told you to hate them, respect each other and if you don’t like someone, fine, but leave them alone and hopefully they’ll do the same. We need to think about the kids who are being born into our greedy, hate driven society. Gangs are families because kids NEED to know someone has their backs and adults and society certainly doesn’t have them. We fail on every level. We let ourselves be pushed around, we believe the lies, and support the institutions that corrupt and destroy people and community. Government, churches, institutions and businesses are greedy and corrupt, so they can’t do anything else but what they are doing. We can turn our backs on all of them. Without US they can’t exist.
I want to use the time I have left to continue having a good time. If people want to kill each other, let’s just give them a small country, or a big state and put them all there to play their hateful games with each other. If they try to leave they will immediately go to FOREVER, so they can’t hurt any of the beings outside their area. Then everyone else can dance around the May Pole, have picnics in meadows, pet deer and play on the beach. Yeah, I don’t believe that’s gonna happen either but dreams don’t cost anything, so…there is that. Hey, I’m just sayin’.