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We should get out more?
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We should get out more?

As I sit in this particular glass prison I find myself in contemplation. We as humans have spent the better part of the last thousand years trying to escape the outside. Perhaps longer, I'm no historian, but I am easily impressed. Were fully furnished homes in Darwins polished understandings? Lacking an adequate shell we are forced to create our own. Perhaps that is our tragedy, being so impossibly free while hopelessly obsessed in construction of our containment. I'm not nearly as philosophical as I am trapped, working behind a register alone watching the rain paint. It's freeform baby.

But as droplets dislodged by gas guzzlers follow in envy of whomever ran them over, I can't help but notice. That I wouldn't have noticed....if I weren't forced outside my shell. It's almost depressing how perfectly content one is living in a single point... I haven't looked out the window in a week. Is it a biological need to relax? Are we addicted to the safety of the familiar?

And perhaps more importantly, what does this pattern of predictability say about the human purpose, our existence?

Some cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
12-02-2010 05:49 AM
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Re: We should get out more?

Your talking about being content with life, and I don't think there is any shame in it whatsoever. I think we are designed in a sense to find that equilibrium where all our needs are met and we can live in a sort of pseudo-harmony.

Do not let a moment go by that doesn't remind you that your heart beats 900 times a day and that there are enough gallons of blood to make you an ocean.
12-14-2010 10:05 AM
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