People re always writing about how precious life is, how wonderful it is to be alive. I just read something by a physicist the other day, who wrote that very thing.
But the truth is, life doesn’t seem precious, or wonderful, to a lot of people. Suicide is always on the rise. Torture, terror, suffering, poverty, war, starvation, no clean water, or medical availability…and all the rest, don’t always make for a precious, or wonderful, life for millions of people. I’m not saying that people in dire straights aren’t happy, because they certainly can be, but as a whole, I think a lot of humans are afraid and miserable, living on the edge. Depends on your circumstances, a lot of the times. Not always, of course.
We have absolutely nothing TO compare life with. Death might be fantastic. A new start, away from here. If the NDE (Near Death Experiencers) are right, and there are a LOT of them, then no one wants to come back here. They FIGHT to stay on the other side. So, what’s everyone talking about…this precious and wonderful life? Again…compared to what?
When you sleep, you don’t long to be awake so you can live your precious life. You don’t feel anything, unless you have a nightmare.
This isn’t a great place, unless you’re into violence and destruction. Sure there’s beauty all around us, at least for the moment, until we destroy it. The Ukraine was beautiful, now it is simply dirt and dead bodies. That’s what our species does. And people can argue with that, but it’s still the truth. There used to be peace time, between wars, until greed took over, now war is a constant.
Horrible things happen to people everyday. Some fight to stay alive, other say, “I’m done,” and check out. Still others are afraid to leave, but they’ll go anyway…no choice.
If people really believed that life was precious, or wonderful, they wouldn’t allow wars to exist. They wouldn’t allow violence against animals, women or children to exist. It’s only because people don’t really believe that life is precious, or wonderful, that those things are allowed to continue, well, that and the fact that men are in charge and the current belief is that some lives are way more precious than others.
If we believed that life was precious, no one would be hungry, or discriminated against. Equality would be the only thing that mattered.
Life, like everything else, is relative. But if life is only precious on a personal basis, then it’s just more of the same. The real problem is that people don’t like each other. Not if they don’t think alike. That, and the fact that greed and power can destroy entire countries and maybe the world itself. We will never get along, unless something so horrendous happens, that we’re forced to put aside our differences and all ten of us have to work together until it’s over. Studies have shown that people work well together until a crisis is over, after which they go back to disliking each other agin. So what hope is there, on a grand scale?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not actually writing about precious lives, I’m just saying that we should stop writing about it, since it’s just another saying, that might be written on a piece of wood.
A couple days ago, a woman went jogging. They found her body later. They caught the guy who did it. He just got out of jail after serving 20 years, for doing the same thing, I guess. He did it again…right away. Another dead woman. Women’s lives aren’t all that precious, or wonderful. If they were, men wouldn’t keep raping, beating and killing us.
And now…a few words about kindness.
The reason kindness can make some people cry, or is always remembered, is because it’s so rare. Kindness, is not the norm, so when it happens, people can become overwhelmed. It’s not that a lot of people aren’t kind…they are…kindness takes place all the time, but it’s usually surprising and people are grateful for it…because it stands out. If kindness was common, we would take it for granted, like we do everything else. We can’t help doing that, it’s what we are.
This is a weird place to be, and we have made it exactly what it is.
Hey, I’m just sayin’.
Photo: Julia Kadel