Chill pills, that is.
I am at a point where i’m making some big life decisions as a friend would put it. Calling it a life decision rather displaces the whole thing into what i like to call white objectivity. Only purely because such thought seems to find a lot of origin in Western philosophical teaching. This is the type of objectivity typified by a materialistic, temporary, ‘just-do-it’ view of life. But it also makes the description fit rather well because i too am a materialistic, temporary and just-do-it type of person.
We are all materialistic, temporary and just-do-it people. We are materialistic when you define materialism simply as acquisitions – removing the condition of actually owning something tangible. What is ‘tangible’ itself takes its definition based only on human perception. Achieving a higher state of mind therefore, can still be tangible to the mind and in it wanting to be possessed by someone it is also materialistic.
We all want something. And that makes us similar. A Seven Series and nirvana may seem two broadly different things, but striving in the direction of what he wants is what a monk has in common with a business executive.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how temporary human existence is eventually. The realization hits hard when it comes but is easily forgotten. Even Iron Man, faced with a potentially fatal chemical infection, muses on how short life is. But then of course he miraculously discovers a new element that can cure him and synthesizes it out of thin air using nothing less than the lab equivalents of cutlery. Then he’s back to lasering drones and driving Audi sports coupes, all thought of karma destroyed in dreams of immortality. Im sorry of i spoiled the plot but if it makes you feel any better, the movie has good stuff in it that i haven’t mentioned; like a killer performance by Mickey Rourke.
Sometimes we all just do it. faced with decisions that can go either way, the gut gives us direction and we move. overall that might be a good thing. But some baseline of a direction or plan is necessary. Just doing a jump off the rooftop of the world trade center may be spontaneous, but that’ll prolly be the last jump you ever do.
So pop some pills, sit back a little, life is not really a race to see who can make the most money; it’s something else. Some chilling will help us find the answers, at least, some chilling will help us figure out in which direction the answers lie. Seeking them out could be a whole different story but some contemplation and reflection never killed anybody, not directly at least.