People have been brainwashed, by religion and culture, to do things in moderation. The people who want us to believe in moderation, however, do not practice what they preach. Have you ever noticed that? The pope has a driver, a bullet proof car (and I’ll say this again…he’s the LAST person who should be afraid of dying, or getting shot…his god will protect him…right? If he dies, he’ll just get where he tells everyone else they want to go, faster, so what’s with the car and all the protection?) He dresses in fine fabrics and caps, is surrounded by art, lackeys, 24 K gold, gems, and is waited on hand and foot. He has planes at his beck and call…well, everything he wants is at his beck and call, even alter boys. Same with our government officials who take vacations on our money, vote themselves five figure raises and own houses abroad and all over the country. They have aides, instead of alter boys. So, moderation doesn’t seem like anything THEY are interested in, if you ask me. Doing without, not indulging, is just for the masses they have convinced…not to enjoy life on a grand scale the way they do, but to work hard so they can have more of what everyone else makes.
Life is like six seconds long…so indulge yourself. All this “buckle down, work harder, nose to the grindstone, GROW UP,” stuff is just to keep everyone in place, doing busy work, so hard working people can give the pope and government more money to spend on themselves. The pope is constantly preaching about giving to the poor but he doesn’t give them anything, not even the gold threads in his costume.
Anyway, working yourself to death, so that others can jet around and get more stock options, sucks and that’s why most people are exhausted. And please remember, we work to pay TAXES on everything…EVERYTHING. Yes, we need to pay for streets, sanitation, police, ashtrays and things. We do. Religious people give DONATIONS to rapist priests to pay for lawyers to keep them out of jail FOR raping children and destroying their lives. People give donations that are used for hush money to buy off the parents of the raped children, so they don’t come forward and TELL THE TRUTH. So, how anyone can listen to what those people have to say, is beyond me. THOSE are the people who make the rules they expect OTHER people to live by. The pope knew about the rapes but he must not have thought they were important, now there’s more spin coming out, since the issue is in the light again. Supposedly there’s a civil war going on in the church. It was on PBS and I saw it for 2 seconds before I turned it off but you can learn a lot in 2 seconds. All the excuses and misdirection. OMG So insane. It would be funny, if it wasn’t so horrifying.
I don’t think people need to shirk their responsibilities, in order to have fun. Society isn’t set up for us to do that…at least not yet. I just think people need to have more fun and not take things so seriously. Maybe change attitudes. The reason people take things seriously is because the government wants their money and so does the church. So, like cattle, with nowhere to run, people are forced to work until they die, to give other people what they want, so that they don’t have to do things in moderation. Those people make sure that people never have enough money themselves, to live the way they do.
Look, there is no specific time set aside in life, when people will automatically be able to have fun. No one’s going to say, “Well, when you are fifty-seven years old everyone will have one year of fun.” We only have THIS MOMENT. Remember, if we don’t have fun now, we’re just wasting the time we do have and these moments WILL NEVER COME AGAIN. Besides, we’re not getting any younger and none of us can ever go backward and do what we wish we would have done in the first place.
People just have to let go of the do’s and do not’s, that have been shoved down their throats from the moment they were born. The do’s and do not’s, do NOT make any sense, except to those who want to control what everyone else does. The people who want to control everyone else, MAKE the rules others are expected to follow. Who wants to do THAT? There should be, no rules, except the ones we make ourselves or, decide to follow.
REMEMBER: You have one shot at this life…do you want to spend it denying yourself? Or do you want a ride that you make up yourself? The only approval you need, to do what you want to do is your own. Following the rules might get you a retirement party and a past, littered with, “I wish I would have…” Not always, of course, no sweeping generalizations here. Nope, none at all. But all you have to do is look around and see all the tired, worn out people who have given up and accepted their lot in life. If all you’re doing is working, sleeping, or watching TV, you might want to think about what’s going on. Not that snuggling up and watching a good movie isn’t a lot of fun. But if fun is not the goal and zoning out is…mmmmmmm. Remember, the guys who want you to believe in moderation are on boats, traveling the world, playing golf, skydiving, you know, actually LIVING.
The pope, government and media…are liars…each and every single one. Rapists and greedy, controlling power mongers…why would anyone ever do anything they tell them to do?
We, the people, have all the power but knowing that has been kept from us. We have been TAUGHT that authority has the power but that’s simply not true. If everyone stopped working tomorrow, there is nothing the government could do. If there were no people to do their bidding, they’d have to face the fact the their minions mattered and they couldn’t get along without them.
The people working on lines in factories are as important as the president. Everyone should be treated respectfully and be paid the same amount. Why are people punished because they weren’t given the same opportunities as others? How is that fair? How can people ever get ahead, if they are always denied what others have? It’s unfair and cruel. But the people in charge want things that way and we have given them the power to hold everyone back. Society refuses to acknowledge the intelligence and creativity of those who our culture refuses to acknowledge. It’s wrong and we ALL suffer for it. So moderation…no…have fun because there are rarely second chances. Moderation is only for the masses, not the people who use us to get everything they want.