“…simply make things better for someone else, as if I were to be born again, and that someone else, and it doesn't have to be me, but it could be someone like me, that they would have a better life than I had, that everyone was better. There is something seriously wrong with everyone, and that is something I observed when I was very young. We are the problem, and we need to become better, because we are fucking everything up.”
“So this is who I am. There is something seriously wrong with everyone and we need to fix it, if not for us, then for the future generations."
"Everything I have done in this life, and everything I will do, is for this purpose.”

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Walking Dead TV Show -day 142



If you ask most people what the walking dead tv show is about, they would most likely say it is about survival. I think that's wrong, I think its about living. I will try to explain why.

For many people, the word survival is negative, and its about doing the bare minimum so you wont die. With this definition, a person who is surviving would have a crappy life. However, another definition for survival, which I think is more accurate, is simply taking care of one's basic needs that are required to exist here. These are not wants or desire, the requirements are NEEDS. Do you see the difference between a want and a need? So survival, according to this definition is something everyone who is alive today are most likely doing. And for some we are meeting this requirement better than others. For example, some people are dying from the lack of intake of food, so their bodies are slowly withering away. Their needs are not met. Those of us that have our survival taken care of, with our needs being met, have the opportunity, not a guarantee, of living. Living, as how I am using it here, is what it means to really be alive, as who we are as beings/people. You may have your survival needs met, but it doesn't mean your alive. Do you understand the distinction I am drawing?

So if you take a look at the Walking Dead TV show, most people are zombies, and the survivors are trying to survive. However, if everyone is trying to survive, the real reason why is not to simply survive, but to live. When I look at our world/society today, there are people that forget the point of life is living, and not survival. And what happens is that people stop at survival, and forget to continue on to living. Living is not weddings, living is not job promotions, living is not expensive cars, living is not children, living is not money... These are all things which life is within, however to define life as only one point, and exclude the totality of life as all points, is to lessen the definition of life. Life is within all points, so living would include all points. Even survival is part of life, though it is just one point. People forget that. You are more than what you currently, are, you are everything. Yet you argue for limitation, you argue for being only one point. You argue for individuality for separation, for division. You know you don't want to, so then why do you? Why not just stop?
Why not choose life/living?

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