What it would feel like to be able to pull u close…tug u along, racing dawn hoping love lines intertwine within our palms. I’d sweep you off your feet, love you endlessly, fill the cracks in your heart left broken by the past, with just one chance I’d make you happy if you would just give me your hand…
Lying, Hating, Groping vs. (Crying, Waiting, Hoping)
Sitting here, listening to the sounds of the night in LA, I’m struck by thoughts of how others are dealing with the evil and angst in the world. All I hear are sirens, fighting, and a society in distress that’s lost its way.
I’ve always been an advocate for experiencing life outside a computer, outside this technological distancing from the purity of nature and spiritual connection. But it’s recently that i’ve embraced some of this technology, even that art and and human connection can be made utilizing this technology. It’s how we balance it that keeps us human. That we don’t forget about the world outside our HD 3D LED IMAX i-everything.
But what’s funny. I’ve never felt as connected to people as when I tweeted daily, or made lots of art for eventual internet upload. I thought the world only existed on a lake in the woods with a self-sufficient surplus a la Walden. But it’s this pulsing team of Twitterers, and Vloggers, and YouTubers, that have taken their life and opened it to the rest of the world. And one of the reasons I think we do this is so that we know there are people in the world like us. Not only for social validation, but we’re able to get a glimpse into the very human condition that drives our magnetism toward others. There is an element of substance to reality TV, it’s just that it’s been diluted and exploited by people that visibly recognized this same thing early on. If it wasn’t for technology we really wouldn’t know people outside of our immediate view even exist. Really, think about it. Anything outside of human-earth-animal contact is a product or even the very existence of technology itself. A hammer, pencil, shoe- IS technology.
So the true problem isn’t the technology maybe. It’s our lack of spiritual and personal enlightenment.
I’m a big advocate of traditionalism. I like vinyl records, fast old cars, and Drive-ins. But even that can be viewed as a terrible manifestation of technology. Progressing from actual singing with those close to you, running across our beautiful earth, and the ever-fading colloquialism of family/community gatherings.
Ok, so it’s all relative. What’s the point?
Don’t be a DICK.
Open your EYES.
Don’t forget to LOVE.
Either way we’ve lost touch with the fact that there are humans around us. Money isn’t real and we shouldn’t focus so much on it. People are the money. Don’t spend people like you run up your credit cards. We’ve created a fictional institution based on paper that does not in any way represent the actual value of anything in the universe. And we kill for it, steal it, and base our entire lives on the transparent necessity for it. THAT is sickening.
So often if you show virtuous effort in life, these things come back to you. It’s recognized by others and given back in return. I’ve received more Love and Affection from people over the internet than I have from some members of MY OWN FAMILY.
You really do have to make the first effort. We’ve made people feel so terrible for holding out their hand that it has made us feel terrible. We lose our dignity, our pride, our self-worth, simply by asking someone else for help in times of need. That too is sickening. We assume that the other person doesn’t deserve our help, or that they shouldn’t need help. You can still be an elitist and not have this view.
Everyone needs to own their humanity. OWN IT.
Get back in touch with everything that is amazing and beautiful in the world. And don’t feed into the BS. We really have trained ourselves to hate others, to judge people based on face value, and not give chances to others based on the fact that we may lose our standing in society.
If you are reading this right now…
If you ever need anything. Ever. I’m here for you. Know this.
The thing that scares me is Death. Not my death or anyone else’s death. It’s what Death brings to the people who have lost someone. The sorrow one feels, the lifelessness. It’s sad to actually see some people have the nerve to go up to someone who has just lost someone beloved to “move on”. For…