“We’re all traveling through time…everyday…together.”
We live through every day, thinking about the next one. Minutes, hours, and days pass us by–Days, weeks, and decades.
Eventually, if we’re ordinary enough, we will find that self that we spent the last 80 to 90 years in, lying down on a hospital bed; surrounded by doctors, nurses, family & maybe some friends.
Faces: some recognizable, and some, mostly, unidentifiable. Does it really matter though? Because that self, now, is distant. Detached. Most probably, apart.
We’re all inhabiting these rented bodies, that we will, at some point, give away. So, does it matter? Does what you do in the span of 80 years, on average, matter, at all?
Counties: 196 (or 195) depending on how blindly guided you are
Population: 7.4 billion (-1) and growing
-Daily news articles normalizing the abnormal, and valorizing the unseen. A refugee’s success story in Germany! (It proves that not all refugees are bad, and mostly that not all muslims are useless, or worthless, or violent); A poor little boy saves a cat! (It proves that humanity is not dead, and that mercy is still in our vocabulary); A priest and an Imam just prayed together! (It assures us that religious differences are not a source of discomfort in this world!); A black boy just hugged a white girl! (The world is fine!)…
-Songs that highlight what should be considered as basics: “express yourself,” “I need to wake up,” ” I love me too…” (Because we need a song to tell us that we should accept who we are, and develop our self expressing skills, and grow a conscious voice inside of us).
-Comedians who provide us with the long-awaited transparency in politics.
-International environmental conferences that are held, almost, yearly to show us that our “leaders” care enough about what we like to call our “future.” (It’s good to have an article or two about reducing toxic emissions by 23%. It makes us feel “safe” or maybe I should say, confident– regardless of it happening or not).
We each have the span of 80 years, on average, to spend inside that rented body, and all we did, so far, is drive the world to the final period of the Cenozoic era with, at least, 6 billion hypocrites.
I contributed to this result, and I still am.
You contributed, and you still are.
We contributed, and we still are.
And you know what, we’re each inhabiting one of these rented bodies, that we will, at some point, give away. So, does it matter? Does what you do in the span of 80 years, on average, matter, at all?