the very meaning of society is overruled by the sad and pathetic reality that people cannot find empathy inside themselves anymore. We are loveless and greedy. And that is what makes an extremely dangerous animal.
we are surplus.
thus, we sit comfortably in our chairs in front of fancy, up to date, plasma screens, watching carefully, shocked the documentary of our demise. we know about the financial recess, we know the history preceeding it. we know all about the violations of the human rights, we preach beautiful ideologies and dogmas and with our words, nail the unfaithfull, the violators, to a cross.
only with words.
because the view is just so irresistable up here from the pedestal.
everything is hollow, and therefore bound to rot from inside out.
being a person with very few years on this earth, i can recall a time when i could ostracise my desperation and anger for all the wretchedness and squalor of this world and devote my hours and my mental resources or whatever, trying to understand why, when such powerfull, meaningfull and above all, truthfull, beliefs habitated the minds of men, nothing worthy of them was being done.
then i realized that they never trully existed in their hearts.
now, most of the times i think that, all those beliefs and noble values that have ushered us in history's greatest revolutions-political, spiritual, ethical, scientifical,- were nothing more than a placebo for our minds. trust me, there are very few people on this earth who want -need- to believe that this is not the case and that all the hopes and all this long lived faith for the realisation of "world peace" and elimination of hunger and criminality etc, etc,..are not unavailing.
however, i think it is time for me to admit, with not much bitterness -surprisingly for my faint little heart-, that all those "ideas" are θνησιγόνες, as we say in Greek, meaning, they are born to die.
i hope one day i will regret these words for they will no more be truthful for me. i really hope so, but for now, i believe in the predominance of a certain social functional -sort of- pattern, that services solely the survival of the human species. at any cost. whatever is needed for the members of a society, or a social group, stated more loosely, in order to function effectively and productively within its borders, it is given. abandoning the cautiousness of my words so far as to avoid the disturbance of sensitive subjects, what i mean is, the idea of God, of every deity for that matter, serves a certain purpose, the idea of the human rights as well. this, however, does not in any case make them true. we tell children of an existing old bearded man, dressed in red that comes every Christmas bearing gifts and of every fairy tale in our books to make the world a better place, a more interesting place for the little ones among us who have no care whatsoever for economics, politics and social gossip. when they grow up enough, we have to tell them, that there isn't really a Santa, and that all fairy tales are imaginary, God forbid we actually speak of what they really are, lies. we only tell kids of fairies, saints and superheroes so that they can sleep quietly at night.
i come to the last thing i want to say, that everything has exactly the meaning that we attribute to it. there are things that mean the world to me but are more than just indifferent to someone else. and that is perfectly acceptable, because it cannot be any other way. but such a thing eliminates every possibility of our world ever existing in harmony, in accordance.
in all honestly, lately my mind always reaches the edges of everything and magnifies all thoughts into mental torrents that tend to grant me with a nihilistic view of things. i will ask all my questions again in 3 months and i shall equate the results.
until then, goodnight,
I wish I did not spread too much misery on the internet.