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Simpleman Journals. stop being sheep
iggy Posted: Fri Sep 3 16:10:50 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Have we forgotten the purpose of life? Many of us have never even thought of life‚ it's purpose. Many don't even care.

Does society dictate our purpose in life?
To wake up 6am six days a week and be in the office by 8am and stay there until the cabs start the midnight surcharge?

And to earn those two glorious weeks of vacation and two weeks of public holidays a year?

And though this hell we have to slave through, not think of anything else but work matters, office politics and canned news we get from the newspapers?

And then what? Drag our sorry ass home to watch the television for three hours, making little conversation in between mouthfuls of dinner and TV snacks?

Is this how life should be?

If that's your purpose in life, then I pray for your sanity and your soul.

What's my purpose in life? To find myself eventually and to ultimately, find happiness.
Not search for it. But find it.

When was the last time you stood on a balcony with a cool breeze blowing across your face and tried to count the stars in the sky?

When was the last time you laughed with your heart? And spend a day with the people that you care about and do nothing but just be in that moment?

When was the last time you took sometime off and just be in that moment?

We put a high price on scarcity, not on beauty. There rarer it is, the hard to get, we would spend our lives fighting to get it.

Take a diamond. If it were so common place, so plentiful, so easily obtainable, their value will fall and with it, their beauty. That's why so many people lust for their Ferraris, their movie idols, their models, and the things they can't possess. And they yearn for it and spend their lives in misery not getting them.
And beat themselves up because nothing is EVER good enough... nor ever enough.

That chase for the unobtainable has made us lost touch with the reality, as it should be.
We are so obsessed with our creature comforts, our man-made things and shopping malls and financial hubs and experiences‚ cable, stock and shares, money, and the space that states what you do on yourname card, trading, buying, selling and being marketing and advertising prey.

Why let yourself be dictated by the advertising and marketing world?
How your lifestyle should be, what brands define your charater and self.
Which bands tell your life storey.
If you don't have it, then you have no life, no point whatsoever.
Is this what you become through the years?

But if you stopped to think for a minute. Was it always been like this?

I'm not saying that we should all go off and live in a commune or run naked on a desert island. (which sounds like a good idea, really and i know that Hif and Addi would love that)

All I'm saying is that it's important to ground ourselves from time to time.
To return to our roots and feel the earth under our bare feet.
To sit and watch a sunset occasionally, wake up at six and listen to the dawn chorus.
To sit by the sea and listen to the waves lapping on the beach and just be free.
Be passionate about life.
Learn to breathe.

We are products of society.
Because of our jobs, our responsibilities, marriages, children, loans, and a host of other reasons‚ we are tied to society‚ but that doesn't mean we can't think.

Wake up each morning and say to yourself. Live your lives with passion.

We're all individuals... and different.
Stop being sheep.

I will find my paradise someday.
I'm already on my way.

and i know my band of brothers will be there.

i'll see you guys there.

Mark Posted: Fri Sep 3 16:15:28 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  amen to that :) I totally agree (but I figured this out myself, not just by following you)

erikagm Posted: Fri Sep 3 16:22:49 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
I think chanz, that in spirit, all of us here are already there, in paradise... We just haven't turned around to look at each other's faces yet...

Well, maybe everyone but Chris, but he's a whole 'nother story ;P

antartica Posted: Fri Sep 3 16:53:42 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  hey hey my darling sis...

no matter what happens... and although i've been told by BugBoy that an empty ice cream stall is no meaning at all...
i'l gonna work towards that...

and dun make me make ya drop them jelly beand okies.....

we all still love you....
dun stray too far... come home soon to where you know that you will be you no matter who's looking or not...

iggy Posted: Sat Sep 4 02:42:49 2004 Post | Quote in Reply  
  erikagm said:
>Well, maybe everyone but Chris, but he's a whole 'nother story ;P

his idea of paradise is a nightmare to my resistance's cause... so i pray it don't come true


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