Category Archives: Philosophy

Reclamation

I think about how it could have been me who jumped off that cliff.

Our lives were so similar.

Why did he jump when I didn’t.

I can’t ask now.

But I can keep riding for both of us.

And when people tell me to stop.

I’ll just imagine that it was me at the bottom of that cliff.

That it’s you here.

That I’m the dead one.

And the dead don’t care.

 

That is how I will reclaim your life,

And how I will reclaim my life.

 

 

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Have It

You want it? You can have it.

Are you sure you can carry it?

I’ll help you if I can.

I’m not trying to trick you.

 

I can be wrong.

I don’t need to win an argument.

People don’t really need to talk so much.

Just as well to bark.

 

You think people into what they are to you anyways.

If you hang around someone who thinks you’re a loser long enough–and you care about them–then you are a loser.

 

So leave.

Let them have it.

They’re right.

You’re right.

 

I’m going to go be wrong somewhere far, far away from here.

And I’ll be wrong and alright.

 

 

 

We’ll all be alright.

Or at least we’ll be alright with not being alright.

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Faux Box

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I think I could avoid a lot of problems in my life by not thinking so much. Sometimes a set of shapes is just a set of shapes. Not too few, not too many, not the wrong ones, not the wrong color. Just some shapes, just whatever’s happening. A new set of chaos to which I’ll apply my own meaning.

The control in life will ultimately fall on me, to see what I want to see, to make what I want. I could see the wrongs, I could try to paint over it, or build new shapes. The moment comes though when it’s best to just stand there, to just see something.

I’m grateful though. In the span of all this useless thinking I never thought of a good reason to quit. I mean, when would I have the time?

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Vicarious

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If you were watching a movie about your life right now what would you want the main character to do? I never thought the answer to that question had to be particularly grand or larger than life. After all some of my favorite movies don’t have any heroes or explosions. In fact I think the only wrong answer to that question has been nothing. The only wrong thing you could ever do is nothing. I mean if I go out and something horrible happens to me, that’s a pretty interesting story. If I go out and something great happens to me that’s pretty interesting too. The only story I don’t want to watch is one where the main character does nothing. That and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Seriously that movie was horrible.

 

So to recap: nothing, or anything that happened in Transformers: Age of Extinction.

 

Now go direct your own movie.

“When you are bombarded with images from all the people you’ve ever known and people you’ll never meet, the sense of your own experience inevitably becomes more diluted.” -Bryan Melmed

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Into Darkness

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Try to imagine the distant future. Don’t just imagine a world with flying cars and faster computers. Imagine a world that is offensive to us, and yet correct. Imagine a world where people possess not things but ideas we’ve never had. Imagine something you can’t imagine. That is the future.

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