Lunch really bothers me. I often find myself sickened at what is going around me. As a result I often find myself just typing nonsense about what is going on.
Schools are the most arrogant of institutions created by man. They are created in attempt to create a higher level of thinking in people, but unbeknownst to so called students, it has the opposite effect. People believe they are superior to all else, everything can be conquered. They couldn’t be more wrong. To gain knowledge is to lose wisdom. Knowledge is meaningless. All knowledge comes from the human senses, and how could a so called intelligent person not find that disturbing? We try and explain all that is not human through observations, physical observations conjured by the physical senses of an animal (To put it in the offensive term created by people to classify other living organisms made of flesh [To put it bluntly]). Tell me, if you were a simple sparrow, what would you know of the human achievements? What would you know of culture and learning, and all things said to be only human traits? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Your mind would be too “small” to comprehend such things.
With that, how can a human possibly try to understand things that are not what can be found in the depths of the natural human mind when left unexposed to the so called higher level of thinking? It is like the pixel trying to understand the painting. The pixel is small, rather insignificant and requires all other pixels in order to have a meaningful existence. That pixel is too small to understand the scope of the painting and all of its colors and meaning. We are nothing but individual pixels, all we must know is that without all that is not human, we would not exist for there is nothing to give the infinitely few pixels meaning, they are nothing but little dots in nonexistence. At the same time we try and conquer the physical world and claim to know all that can be known about it. What arrogance to think we really are so capable of being able to understand the scope of the “painting” of reality.
We think in linear terms, time is linear, movement is linear, everything is as it is seen. We never go beyond the physical, we say we do, but it is impossible to understand anything else. In actuality, we can’t even understand the physical for we only have human senses. Hardly an impartial way of understanding.
What I am writing is a hypocrisy beyond belief. However, it is an obligation that I feel that I must inform others of the errors of their ways, even if I myself have no understanding in those mistakes which they make.
As I sit typing this I feel sickened to hear the conversation going around me. The awful social interactions that people feel are important to leading a healthy life (HA! What is life anyway?). I hear two girls speaking of a birthday (What a horrid word, used incorrectly and too often by the majority). For tens of minutes there is talk of nothing but indulgences in pleasure such as what they will do in a vacation to Mexico, how much money they will spend, and what a waste of time it is to drive when you can hire someone else to. These people are weak, they would not be able to survive without social interaction or pleasures of the mind and body. They must seek these things continually and it sickens me. They never even bother to use that “higher level of being” that they claim to have. If they did, they would see the fruitlessness of their endeavors and how insignificant they really are. I would assume they aren’t even capable of comprehending being in another location, let alone what life really is.
I hate the fact that I am constrained to living this life among these people, these mere pixels in an infinitely large paining of so much, and yet so little, meaning. To think of what true knowledge of what that painting really is would be a death sentence issued faster than what is considered the possible. Ha! At least I take some comfort in the humor of people classifying “future” actions as either possible or impossible. The mere thought of such ignorance and arrogance (To think they know what to call anything beyond the metaphysical of the mind) is just too funny. You know what the greatest irony would be? Well, I shall tell. If I was to partake in laughter in the library at this time due to the above reason, I would be ostracized from this location due to my interfering in the learning of others. To think that their conversations are considered “learning”, and my rant on them is not allowed in such an educational place is too much for me, so I shall end this here, both for reasons of schedule and of laughter.
The title is misleading because this issue is something that is a global issue, I just find Americans to be the most hypocritical. I think it is safe to say the United States is one of the most liberal of countries when it comes to various beliefs and practices. The funny thing is that nudity is one of the greatest taboos in society, while in some European countries it is a commonplace thing.
Personally I find the stance most people have against nudity quite humorous. You have various excuses ranging from such things as it being immoral to not natural (That’s the funniest). I have yet to hear any good arguments for either. As for it being immoral, people are looking way too deeply into their religious beliefs. Christians believe it is a sin, brought upon Adam and Eve eating the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. Well, God seems to have made humans in the nude, it was only after that they experienced God’s knowledge that it became "evil". Now this just may be a case of me not understanding my religion enough, but I find this to show the "dirty" side of God if He created that which makes people shameful of nudity because of some reason or another. However, no where in the Bible does it say that nudity itself is a bad thing, it only is interpreted from place to place in a way which could present it as something sinful.
Obviously religion is not my strong argument, so I better move on before I make a fool of myself and offend everyone else at the same time. ;)
I am mainly focusing on the social aspect of society that makes no sense in the majority’s response to this issue. The Western world is becoming indulged with all things sexual, just take a look at the latest fashions or recent movies, almost none don’t have some sort of sexual theme to them. So many movies show things that would have simply been unimaginable one hundred years ago. Besides that, just go to any beach on a warm day, you’ll find women pretty much 99% nude with a tiny part of string or patch of fabric covering those areas that all of a sudden change shape or color. You know what I mean. If you take a look at one of those swimsuit issues in Sports Illustrated, I can’t possibly see anyone trying to deny that the models in some of those swimsuits aren’t trying to imply something sexual. How can we be so fascinated by all things sexual and have it allowed everywhere, even at school to a certain degree, but any form of nudity whether it be art, lifestyle, or implying something sexual be so bad?
Contrary to the popular belief of many conservatives (I apologize for making generalizations), those who choose to live in the nude, they are not sick psychopaths that wish to prey on others, parents of nude children are not pedophiles and children are not going to grow up having orgies all over the place. It is usually quite the opposite with nudity being something normal that does not need to be found out through pornographic magazines or videos from the internet.
If you were a parent would you rather your child grow up and find out what nudity was through some bestiality site at age ten, or grow up accepting it was just something natural and the "private parts" no more "special" than a finder or a neck? Those who fall into the latter aren’t going to think of sex as something casual either, it is usually quite the opposite.
Granted it sounds like I am anti clothing, but that is far from the case. I believe clothes should be made for function, not appearance. Even I eventually need to wear something a bit more heavy than shorts and short sleeves when it is ten below zero and I am running for three hours. I just don’t think we need to have clothing unless it is absolutely needed. Just think of the tolerance that could be created if no one ever had to worry about what was the "cool" thing to be wearing. It also would save people a lot of money, this especially goes for the girls who find a need to somehow have a choice of thirty shirts, twenty pants, twenty skirts, fifty pairs of shoes, etc. to be chosen from each day. That is just something shameful in my opinion. I just can’t understand why such a great deal of time and effort needs to be spent on something that doesn’t even make you a truly better person.
It’s 9:58 and almost time for my next class, so I really don’t know what else I could possibly say, nor do I think I could create a conclusion, so I really have nothing else to add. Oh, by the way, I have yet to try getting around the school’s "security" measures, I’m just typing this in Word so it can be sent home.
I find it interesting to see how the two thought systems that I use in my life both support and contradict each other. For lack of creativity I shall call them acceptalism and PSId (Pursuit of Knowledge/id). First I think it would obviously be important to briefly explain the two and hope you see them in a similar manner as me.
Acceptalism I shall use my ever annoying pixel/picture analogy to help explain this one. A pixel is the smallest image-forming unit of a video display. Without it there would be no picture. Without a picture, there is no pixel. We are each like a pixel. Together we form part of a picture. While you can have a few pixels taken away and not noticeably affect the picture in its entirety, there still is that small piece missing. The picture is incomplete. However, what if those missing pixels had never existed in the first place? Would the picture be incomplete? The answer in the most blunt of answer would be no, because it never was a part of that picture. Unfortunately we really are like pixels, we are small and insignificant. We really only know what we think we know. The fabric of our knowledge is biased beyond belief because it all comes from the human mind. How can you possibly try to explain something like the mind with observations from the mind? In essence we really do know nothing. We also have no power over our own actions. We are forever in the present, it is impossible for us to be physically or mentally in any state at any other point in time. What has happened in the past has happened, there is nothing you can do about it. That time you raised your hand in class you had your hand at a certain distance from the ground. Your hand shall always remain in that position. You made a choice to have it in that location instead of a few microns to the left. Or did you?
To be continued... Now it is time for "class".
Sorry, lack of food any overly social people make me go crazy and write things that don't make sense. :uhm:
ohhhh gotcha. well, it was...........interesting.............(no, I didnt read it :) )
Probably the most intelligent thing you can do.
The cream of the crop
19th August 2003
sorry that no one wants to talk starwars with you at lunch, ensign.
Why would I want to talk Star Wars?
I don't know!!!!!
Of course you don't. :p