If you run up to me after reading this post gushing and salivating whilst showering me with praise and accolades then I will know you haven't understood the darned thing.
Yet the chances of that happening are about as slim as me becoming a North Korean rock star.
It's probably right at about this time when most folks would start asking themselves, "Where the heck is he going with this?" Truth be told, I'm not really sure of the answer to that question myself; so I am gonna hafta wing it and see what happens.
Where do all the fanatics come from?
I'm not talking only about religious hoo haa here, but any kind of intoleranceand favoritism.
I see it in sports, the arts, education, politics and people in general. Put it simply. I don't have favorites. I'll listen to any kind of music that I happen to be in the mood for and watch any athlete compete regardless of what country or team he is competing for.
I judge books and movies based, not on the authors or directors, but upon the story itself and the actors performances.
I saw "The Departed" last night. Up until now I believed DiCaprio to be less than half the actor that most made him out to be. I admit that I liked a few of his performances, but most of them left me calling him "Decapitate" instead of DiCaprio. I now am loooking forward to seeing Black Diamond'.
If this is coming off like a rant than I will have to apologise. It isn't meant to be that way. I've just got some thoughts swimming around the ol' fishbowl of my mind and it's spilling out onto the 'page'.
Nadia Comaneci or at the very least the judges who scored her are quite possibly responsible for the downfall of western society. Ever since she was awarded a perfect score- perfection has lost it's value.
Now it seems like everyone and their brother gets a "10". Even Bo Derek got one although at the time I wasn't complaining.
We have lost the incentive to achieve greatness now that we already have exceeded it.
We need a new carrot.
So instead of working on going beyond the mediocrity of everyday life we invent excuses for why we can't do better.
Now, if some kid doesn't do well in school he or she ain't dumb and they don't have to work harder. We just tell them that they got ADHD or some such shit and just like magic the reason to try harder is removed.
Seems similar to folks who use a multiude of excuses to explain why their lives are so fucked up.
They are bi-polar, have PTSD or OCD.
I think that there are some deeply disturbed people in the world and they need help, but the general population cannot possibly be as sick as many mental health care professionals would like us to believe.
Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.
Where did all these diabled people come from? Some damned pyscologist had to keep his grant money flowing so he comes up with some new anxiety disorder and assigns it to some people an voilla! One more excuse to explain away your shortcomings and take away your individuality.
I want to go on a trip. I think I deserve some down time and it will give me the chance to get some things straightened out that I just can't get done if I'm at work everyday.
Checking the adverts for airline tickets I have to keep reminding myself that there will be an extra charge for fuel. What the fuck is that?
I might just take my sister's advice and drive from Japan to NewYork. It'll only take a couple of weeks and I'll be able to take in the sights.