The big lie!?

The big lie!? Topic: The big lie!?
June 20, 2019 / By Delma
Question: All of your life, you've been lied to. You've been told what life is supposed to be about. Grow up, do well in school, make friends, get a girlfriend or boyfriend, get a good job, get married, get a nice house and have kids. Watch tv, go to church, vote, find some hobbies to entertain you. Donate money to charity. Go on vacation. Get old, retire, spend time with the grandkids. Look back on your life with nostalgia, look forward to the afterlife of your choosing. This is what you're supposed to do, this is what normal people do. This is what everyone else is doing. Oh sure, there are a few aberrations here and there, sometimes some people slip off this track, but you can get back on at any time. Of course, when you actually look at the world around you, you may see something entirely different. See that young married couple living next door, with the wife gardening in the front yard while the kids play out back? She's snowed under with Xanax all the time, without which she'd be in a continuous state of anxiety. And her 6 year old son, he's following in mom's footsteps already, taking his daily dose of Ritalin to keep him tranquil enough to sit still all day at school. She stopped sleeping with her husband several years ago, but that's ok, cause he sneaks off a couple times a week and has sex with street prostitutes in the back seat of his car, or a nearby motel. He feels a bit bad for them, and tips them extra. His favorite prostitute is always glad to see him, because he's pleasant enough and an easy $75. Too bad they can't all be like him. She gets beaten up and raped by johns multiple times a year, but that's ok, she can handle it, cause even at its worst this job is still better than what she went through as a child. Besides, there's no other way she could support her crack cocaine habit. And the cop who tries to arrest her, last night he arrested the neighborhood marijuana dealer, then went home and got nice and legally drunk on jack daniels. And the cop's daughter, the pretty high school cheerleader, sneaks off and vomits after every meal so she won't get fat. But these are all small scale problems. Don't forget that, several times a century, often enough to happen at least once during the average human lifetime, all the most powerful nations of the world divide up into sides and begin slaughtering anyone they can find on the opposing side by the millions. This is agreed by all to be unfortunate but necessary. And the city you live in, if you're in a western country and living in a city, has already been targetted by some country's nuclear weaponry. A few pushes of the right buttons, and you'll be vaporized, or survive and live in some radioactive wasteland. But that's ok, because it probably won't happen in the immediate future, so you might as well go out and buy the week's groceries. Beneath the thin veneer of civilization lies a howling madness, and the average normal human being has the ability to commit genocide during the day, then come home and tuck the kids in at night, or to ignore the pain of a billion people in misery while mowing the lawn or doing christmas shopping. The Big Lie is that all of the problems of human life are separate. If you compartmentalize them all, you can convince yourself that once you lose that 40 pounds, or get more money, or get your husband to stop beating you, or finally kick that addiction, you'll be a normal happy person like everyone else. And once you get the right politician elected, or win the war, or convert the infidels to your religion, the world will be a happy place. The problems of life are all symptoms of the same cause. The locks on your doors which you need to keep out burglars, the schoolyard bully, the serial killer, the drug addict, the drug dealer, the billionaire who thinks he's being exploited by the poor, the millions of soldiers fighting for peace, the enslavement or slaughter of entire races of people, and your own unhappiness, all are interconnected. They are all part of one problem. I wish I could define the problem for you, or offer a solution. Human beings seem to have a basic design flaw. We're a ****** up species, striving to be healthy and happy while simultaneously destroying ourselves and each other in a million different ways. The only positive note I can end this on is that it's better to understand all this than to be ignorant of it, I think. why to u guys thik im on drugs lol WTF!!!
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Cacia Cacia | 1 day ago
Brilliantly written. I doubt many people will read your essay but they should. Superbly done and so very true.
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Ally Ally
True BUT if we all go around focusing on this reality instead of trying to make the world a positive place we will end up slaughtering each other or suiciding. Much better to take the high road than skulk along the low road to destruction. All people are not like that but if you look at motive it all comes down to human desire for money or power. sad very very sad.
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Uziel Uziel
That's pretty incredible! I can hardly understand my own thoughts much less confine them In an understandable way, such as what you've done. All of what you said was true, or at least i think it was, but even when i think about it, i wouldn't change humans at all if i could., i think it just makes you stronger for the future. But the whole time i was reading that i was kind of singing it.
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Rolf Rolf
Obama's Biggest Lie is when he says: " I am not a Muslim Sympathizer or a Muslim " Biden's Biggest Lie is when he said " It is a Patriotic Duty of Americans to pay more taxes "
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Mile Mile
Thank you-someone else understands-now all we need to do is find the solution. I do have to disagree with you on that it's better to understand than to be ignorant. I'd do anything to suddenly become unaware of the truth instead of living with it every second of every day and knowing that there isn't a thing I can do.
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