Happy Camper Wrote:My, you’re articulate. I’m always impressed when people can express themselves clearly.
Thanks a bunch. Just looking over it a bit, though, I can already see places I can improve. Still, it's not bad for a quick effort.
Quote:I wonder what you do for a living?
I'm an electronics technician, fresh out of college.
Quote:I don’t know about living off anger but I do know about living off of adrenaline. It sounds like you need a driving force. Maybe it doesn’t need to be revolutionary. But it does need to be something effective.
I think it's hard for me to find another driving force because I've grown accustomed to my anger. I guess you could say that my finalities are my driving force right now, but they're not as exciting as the anger, you know?
Quote:Oh…and Battle Royale 2? The original was so much better.
Maybe it's because I read the novel before watching the movies, but I found the first movie to be lacking. It's not the movie's fault because the novel is massive,
but it still feels very unfaithful. I like BR2 (which wasn't even explored in the novel) because it played off of so many things that were relevant to me at the time. The righteous anger of youth, terrorism in a post-9/11 world, and fighting for what you believe in. That, and the action scenes were what they should have been in the first movie. Let's just say that the final battle in the game was severely neutered in the movie. It was all kinds of epic in the novel.
Quote:Finality? There are many ways to reach a goal. I personally pick the way that makes me grow the most. A good example is getting a job. I'm not going to learn much by taking the easy route of HS, then college.
But that's my point. There are only goals. It's goal after goal after goal. I heard that Bruce Lee said to never set goals for yourself because that means you're only setting limits for yourself, but I can't help but have goals because that's exactly how the world works!
Quote:And that fire? I got one of those. I think school likes to put it out. Drown out the fire with TV, step on it detentions, smother it with peep pressure. You get the idea. I guess it takes one strong fire to push through. Some fire that knows what it's aiming for, what it wants, and won't let anything get in it's way...
School was one of my main sources of fanning the fire. Unfortunately, living comfortably and not getting in trouble kind of took over. I was always thinking about discarding my comfort, but I never actually did it. I was like those clouds on that one episode of Family Guy where Peter talked about buying cloud insurance. And if you've never seen Family Guy or just plain don't remember that scene, please disregard the last two sentences.
Quote:Why not have a fire?
I'll show you something to get you into a fire. I want you to look at the world today, look at the past, look at the future. It is all, ultimately, the same! That just can't be right. History can't keep on repeating itself. There has to be a new big change! There has to be a stop to the injustice, the sorrow, the misery of being human.
All while keeping our humanity, the very thing that makes us human.
The world itself also gave me some fire material. Unfortunately, the whole comfort thing won out again. It was really quite pathetic.
Quote:In fact: My fire is doing something people will remember me for until the end of humanity, or even longer if that can exist. I want to be important, as prominent in the text books as George Washington or Napoleon. I want children to read about me in school. I don't care how I get there.
Blow up the USA with a nuke? Maybe.
Funny you should mention the nuke. I thought about building a nuclear bomb and nuking my school. Seriously. Then I came to my senses.