More Than Words
Tarzan vs Jane
The Bullshit Manifesto
22 Feb 2003
Someone was once asked, "Do you feel lonely?" And he answered, "Only amongst people." I have to admit I do feel like that at times. Don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against the people around me. It's just that the basic essence of our daily life is sometimes questionable. We tend to lose track of the things that really matter. I long for a simpler time and pace. The place is inconsequential. But having been born and bred in Singapore, there is a sense of belonging that I feel for this country. And it saddens me to bits when it's apparent that it has all boiled down to rushing from point A to point B. And this applies to the vast working majority. We rush to get to work. And we rush to get back home. I admire (and perhaps envy) those who have not succumbed to the meaningless rush and yet still have a means of earning their keep. C'est la vie, my friend.
Every morning, a crowded trainload of people with dead aspirations rush to work. People who're either still asleep or awake with disturbed dreams. And I am one of them. It takes one to know another. Life has a greater meaning than all this madness. And it seems that we choose to live a life forever delayed....that it will all make sense some day, we say. A jewellery ad on TV screams, "Romance the everyday." That's what we should do but it's hard with all the overheads incurred as we plunge into adulthood. We should all aspire for the bigger picture. Alas, it's a picture too big for our simple minds to fathom.
Life is really simple. We choose to make it hard. A simple life is hard to come by these days. Our world-weary hearts are almost always filled with some degree of disenchantment. It should not be so cos with disenchantment comes sadness. And it remains. Everyone should question that which they take for granted. Perhaps it's a case of misplaced priorities. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps. If you know what the hell is going on, you're probably full of shit. Trust me, it's easier said than done cos come Monday morning, I'll be in that crowded train.