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How trivial, the machinations of man
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Look upon yourselves, upon your surroundings, what do you see?
I see desire. I see a mountain of pent-up urges held back by a single strand of reason, and that the reason is strained. So what happens if we tamper with its foundations? What happens when reason no longer holds sovereignty within our mental chambers of deliberations? What happens, when we witness an abomination that upsets the already strenuous exertions of conviction we must maintain to keep those desires at bay?
Madness.

They say there are few good men, that is true. Good men can only be found within the naive of the naive, before they are exposed to the harsh circumstances in life. Show me a 'good' man, and I will show you a man who has not been kicked when he was down, a man who was not abandoned when he needed help most and a man who has never discovered a betrayal by one he trusted. In a word, a rather...boring man.

Then, we have the squares. The finished product of a boring base material. A majority of humanity is made up of these squares, they know not how to be original. Doomed to a life of repetition, the same sequence replays daily, monthly, yearly. They are forever trying to correct themselves, in order to fit into some kind of mold society has set up for them, making themselves squarer and squarer. So here, we see our schemers, those who are forever calculating, trying to exert their power and influence onto whatever pathetic little portion of the world they can hold onto. I wonder if they realize, in the end they can hold onto nothing.

To be quite honest, if I was able to make a choice, out of the insane, the bore and the square, I would choose to tread the path of insanity without hesitation.
To run out into a storm and scream to the gods, strike me with thunder! Cast me into your torrents! Drown me with your maelstroms! come on, come ON, COME ON!!
At the very least, it seems...interesting.

So hereby, I pray to you, oh heavenly being if you exist, to cast me into plight. Bring upon me the misfortunes of the most extreme degree, introduce me to the insanity I so long to possess.
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Do you actually type these things up?

Past the social conventions of today's life, there's a reality that exists only in your mind. You can put whatever you like in there, your own emotions, thoughts, beliefs, etc. You can decide for yourself has more effect on you (your mind).

(What the heck?)
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We all wish to be unique but then again, we are inadvertently drawn to conform to societal norms no matter how much we fight against it.

Choose to go in opposition to what is practiced, to what is considered standard -one be deemed crazy. Not many wish to be called as such. So in the end, it is only in the recesses of the mind one assumes his own distinctiveness without risking condemnation from his spectators.
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i agree with op in what i think your saying, i too would rather be a complete outcast then become a drone. the life a normal person lives is a sad one where they are born brain washed and thrown into work as a slave to society, till they can not work anylonger. i cant see how these people are content with there lives, if they are, then i have no respect for them.
since i only get one chance at life, i want to make it special, i dont want to waste my time giving it to a society i hate. i dont want to fake my personality so it fits in with what others want, i dont want to repress myself for the sake of social norms. if this life style leaves me alienated, ridiculed and unstable, so be it. what a small price to pay for a escape from hell. ??
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pretty much on the lines of what simo2332 said. i don't follow trends or traditional paths, and don't do what i don't like.
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People have the right to choose.... I respect whatever they choose...

even though.... I don't even know how insane I am now^^ (at least I can laugh happily )
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WeeBoX wrote:

We all wish to be unique but then again, we are inadvertently drawn to conform to societal norms no matter how much we fight against it.

Choose to go in opposition to what is practiced, to what is considered standard -one be deemed crazy. Not many wish to be called as such. So in the end, it is only in the recesses of the mind one assumes his own distinctiveness without risking condemnation from his spectators.


HELL NO! IM NOT! i hate "the norm"
Posted 7/22/08

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WeeBoX wrote:

We all wish to be unique but then again, we are inadvertently drawn to conform to societal norms no matter how much we fight against it.

Choose to go in opposition to what is practiced, to what is considered standard -one be deemed crazy. Not many wish to be called as such. So in the end, it is only in the recesses of the mind one assumes his own distinctiveness without risking condemnation from his spectators.


HELL NO! IM NOT! i hate "the norm"


That makes you superficial, since you hate the norm, you are hardly trying to be something else than the norm, which makes you actually unoriginal.
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"Good people" are not naive. They are merely ignorant to the ways of the world.
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excalion wrote:

Look upon yourselves, upon your surroundings, what do you see?
I see desire. I see a mountain of pent-up urges held back by a single strand of reason, and that the reason is strained. So what happens if we tamper with its foundations? What happens when reason no longer holds sovereignty within our mental chambers of deliberations? What happens, when we witness an abomination that upsets the already strenuous exertions of conviction we must maintain to keep those desires at bay?
Madness.

They say there are few good men, that is true. Good men can only be found within the naive of the naive, before they are exposed to the harsh circumstances in life. Show me a 'good' man, and I will show you a man who has not been kicked when he was down, a man who was not abandoned when he needed help most and a man who has never discovered a betrayal by one he trusted. In a word, a rather...boring man.

Then, we have the squares. The finished product of a boring base material. A majority of humanity is made up of these squares, they know not how to be original. Doomed to a life of repetition, the same sequence replays daily, monthly, yearly. They are forever trying to correct themselves, in order to fit into some kind of mold society has set up for them, making themselves squarer and squarer. So here, we see our schemers, those who are forever calculating, trying to exert their power and influence onto whatever pathetic little portion of the world they can hold onto. I wonder if they realize, in the end they can hold onto nothing.

To be quite honest, if I was able to make a choice, out of the insane, the bore and the square, I would choose to tread the path of insanity without hesitation.
To run out into a storm and scream to the gods, strike me with thunder! Cast me into your torrents! Drown me with your maelstroms! come on, come ON, COME ON!!
At the very least, it seems...interesting.

So hereby, I pray to you, oh heavenly being if you exist, to cast me into plight. Bring upon me the misfortunes of the most extreme degree, introduce me to the insanity I so long to possess.


That's an interesting perspective on things. Howeverr, I don't believe you're seeing the complete picture. I agree that insanity is indubitably the best choice of the three, but I don't think you realize what a burden insanity can be. If you did, you wouldn't wish for it quite so vehemently. Each one of those choices has its pros and cons, and insanity is no exception. Think about what life must be like for the truly insane. Depending on the illness and its extent, it could involve being subjected to your own personal hell, or being a burden to those you care about due to your inability to make rational decisions and/or take care of yourself. Just think about it before you beg the God(s) of your understanding to make you insane.
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Everyone is unique and different for there are no two people completely alike in the world (biology). However as much as everyone tries to follow their way they still fall back on the routine and the "square" where everyone like it or not is a part of. I do not agree when it comes to people being good on the reason that they have not suffered. Personality wise, morally wise, the way youve been brought up...these are the things that will make someone good regardless of how many times theyve been kicked or left to suffer. Yes whoever it is, upon suffering you will develop or build some sort of defense mechanism, you will be more skeptical and less prone to trust, however if need be a good person will still be good. Its just a matter of understanding for what purpose/reason and to whom you're showing kindness. You'll be more selective yet you'll continue to be a good person.
When your mind fails to obey or work then true who cares right? you wont know what the hell you're doing nor what the hell is going on. Yet I'd never give it up, I'd rather be a part of what's called a "machine" then lose my head. At least I'll still have my feelings and whatever little happiness offered or acquired
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I blame this world for making a good man evil
Its this world that can drive a good man mad
Its this world that turns a killer into a hero
Well I blame this world for making a good man bad.
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Kill a man, your a murderer, kill a hundred, your a mass murderer but kill thousands and your a hero or dangerous unbalanced
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BunnizGoRAWR wrote:


WeeBoX wrote:

We all wish to be unique but then again, we are inadvertently drawn to conform to societal norms no matter how much we fight against it.

Choose to go in opposition to what is practiced, to what is considered standard -one be deemed crazy. Not many wish to be called as such. So in the end, it is only in the recesses of the mind one assumes his own distinctiveness without risking condemnation from his spectators.


HELL NO! IM NOT! i hate "the norm"


Everyone does in a way, dislike to be part of a norm. One wishes to distance himself from the commonalities of human living, that is a fact. Every individual wants to be called unique from the rest, which is true genetic-wise. Nonetheless, we are still but a replica of what society dictates.

A norm, as the term suggests, is the standard in which we model our lifestyles. You could deviate from it a little, but not entirely detach yourself from what is preconceived to be normal.
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MidnightZorya wrote:


BunnizGoRAWR wrote:


WeeBoX wrote:

We all wish to be unique but then again, we are inadvertently drawn to conform to societal norms no matter how much we fight against it.

Choose to go in opposition to what is practiced, to what is considered standard -one be deemed crazy. Not many wish to be called as such. So in the end, it is only in the recesses of the mind one assumes his own distinctiveness without risking condemnation from his spectators.


HELL NO! IM NOT! i hate "the norm"


That makes you superficial, since you hate the norm, you are hardly trying to be something else than the norm, which makes you actually unoriginal.

mm-hmm riiight and who are you to tell me who i am when u dont even know me or havent even seen me? ppl like u make it soo hard for everyone to just be themselves. I just dont like what ppl call the "norm" these days, im in the wrong decade where the norm would be cool to me

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