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Stringing Random Quotes into One Chain of Thought.

Posted in Entertainment, Life, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by urbannight

sad-world-we-live-in My random thoughts and quotes are not completely random. They are random but taken from the quotes included on my tear-away calendar. I tossed them in a stack and when I started to flip through them, I saw a pattern or a story.

“Show me somebody who is always smiling, always cheerful, always optimistic, and I will show you somebody who hasn’t the faintest idea what the heck is really going on.” – Mike Royko

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I don’t know who Mike Royko is, but I think he has it right. If on is facing the world with open eyes, then one would have trouble being that happy when faced with the crappy place the world happens to be. Or maybe they just aren’t smart enough to see what is before them. Ernest Hemingway seems to think so… “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

There is an odd truth in this. The more I know the more disillusioned I am. The more I know the more I tend to hate humanity as a whole. The more I know the less hope I have for this planet. The more I know the less hope I have for my own future.

The more I know the more I think the planet needs to start over. People are inherently selfish, which is the true root of all evil.

Dostoevsky must have felt a certain amount of this because he said, “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.”

There is a reason I don’t read the Russians. Too depressing.

The Russians seem to really relate to depressing things. A Russian Proverb is “If you wake up and you’re not in pain, you know you’re dead.” You can say the same thing in three words. Life is Pain.

This concept seems to fly right over the head of Paris Hilton who seems to think that “Everything bad that can happen to a person has happened to me.” I don’t think she truly understands the depth of bad things that can happen to people.

How Mysterious is the Mind

Posted in Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2012 by urbannight

Thanks to Storiesbywilliams I have had dystopian literature on the mind more often than not.  Thanks to random news articles I keep thinking about Mars, the possibility of people going there before I die, cycles of civilization, and the decay or downfall of civilizations on both social and economical fronts. 

The result is that I am adding yet ANOTHER story folder to my desktop.  Athough, for some strange reason, the idea itself has little to do with any of the above mentioned concepts.  Go figure. 

It is based on idea that the depraved, the depressed, the desperate, and the disenfranchised will eventually find what it is they think they want and often it really isn’t what they thought it would be.   Sure, the ‘normal’ (whatever that means), happy, satisfied, and connected people experience the same kind of thing.  It’s just not as interesting to imagine.  But maybe it would make a good counterpoint?  Hmmmm. . . .

Now my mind will be happily working out an all new idea to add to the folders of ideas, summaries and outlines I already have.  Maybe one day I will actually finish one. . . .