A Boring Dystopia

The world we live in is far different from the world a century ago. Countless technologies and innovations have come out, new business fields created entirely, new laws governing companies, you name it! It’s a really different place. But one thing I’ve noticed when it comes to the “money” section of life is that any entity (saying this because it’s better than company) is really only trying to do one of two things.

Now I’m sure you don’t want to have to read this entire article just to figure out what those things are. So I’ll just spill it out right here and right now:

Any entity in the money scheme of life is either trying to sell everyone something or help another entity sell something.

That’s right! You’re either in the advertising sector or the sales sector- and there’s no other option. Unless of course you volunteer a free product or service- but we’re just going to ignore that sector for now.

Now while my discovery may not be quite as thrilling as you would have hoped and you think it’s the bullshit generic opinion- let me show you just how much it actually applies to various areas of any individual’s life.

It’s important that you remember this rule of my discovery- selling refers to selling a good and/or a SERVICE. So you can’t blow my entire argument out of the water just by saying, “But…but Mason! Don’t garbage men just pick up people’s trash, and mailmen just deliver mail? Those people aren’t selling me anything.” Well yes they are my friend. In fact- they are hired by a company which therefor makes them part of that company while they are working. Garbage companies are selling you the service of trash removal and the employee is carrying out that service. I put that in bold because I think it could be debated that “carrying out a service” could possibly be considered another thing an entity does. But as of now I don’t consider it to be one.

Now here’s something interesting. As I’ve been writing this article I’ve come to find that I think I’ve contradicted myself. I don’t think there’s two things that entities do at all in the money world. There’s only one! Allow me to explain to both you and myself so I can make sure I’m right.

I was originally going to make the argument that advertising entities are attempting to sell what other entities need help selling. However, I’ve come to see that them advertising is just yet another service being sold in its self. So really all anyone who makes an income in the world is trying to do (companies and people both) is sell something to everyone else.

Ah look, I did end up making you read the whole article…

Crazy Shit.

Mood Changes (Poem)

In the morning she glows, warm in the sun.

Looks to me as if to say, what have you done?

Why nothing at all, nothing has changed!

Except, my love that it has started to rain.

You must help me, save me, do all that you can!

For when the rain falls you become a different man.

Your mood will change at the littlest action,

and I am left in a relationship with little passion.

Quickly, now, we must get in the car.

She started it up, and drove them quite far.

Until they outran the rain, reaching a far away place.

One where the sun always shines, and the man has a smile on his face.

The “Meaning” of Life

Most people will hear the word philosophy and have images of famous people come to mind.  Gandhi, Socrates, and countless others that are lost in time.  But what truly is philosophy?

It’s not a field that is only for the critical deep thinkers, although they tend to thrive in it.  Rather, everyone has practiced the art of philosophical thinking at one time or another.  Likely it was unintentional- perhaps a passing thought before you went to sleep one night.  Maybe you’ve thought to yourself, “What is existence? How do I exist and why?”  I cannot give one certain answer to these questions that the people of the Earth have pondered for their entire existence.  I CAN tell you this- it doesn’t matter.

I hate to say that, for I am a lover of philosophy, but when it comes to the great question, “What is the meaning of life?”, I say to you it matters not.  Sure, it is an interesting question to think about at random times throughout life.  But surely, the answer would be different for every individual.  Or maybe there are multiple people out there with the same purposes in life, for our Earth is highly populated and the probability of this seems almost certain.

Do you remember when you were a child and it seemed you changed what you wanted to do when you “grew up” countless times?  First a firefighter, then a lawyer, then a musician, and so on.  The purpose of one’s life is much like that nostalgic thought-it is ever-changing.  You may think that your purpose in the early stages of life is to get a good job and raise a family.  I mean, it is the natural instinct within almost every being to reproduce.  But some people don’t ever even have the idea of having offspring or finding a partner.  Later on you may think you have some great deed you must give to the world- write your memoir or invent a scientific masterpiece.  But mustn’t we first reverse the question to find the real answer to the meaning of our lives?

What is the purpose of life?  To live it.  That’s all I have for you.  You could make your purpose finding out another more complex and universal answer to the big question.  You could have multiple purposes throughout your life occurring simultaneously.  But to wonder at the question to the point where your mind starts to feel confused at how one can even exist is a waste of time.  We are here now, in this moment that you are reading these words.  Are you not?  Where else could you be?  Forget exactly how you came to be in this exact position of time and space and focus on the fact that you are actually here.  And that means you exist, you are as real as it gets.  There is no more need for ceaseless contemplation.  Go out and live and let your purpose(s) come to you.

I know it can be a challenge not to let your mind wander from time to time.  As is the case with most people’s thoughts.  But consider the fact that you are, right this moment, deriving your own thoughts in the first place.  More so, consider the feelings you have experienced in your life.  Have some of them not had such an impact on you that you must be certain that our existence is authentic?  I have, and I know countless others have experienced the same.

Live and let live my friends.