Saturday, December 23, 2017
A final post on yacking.
As I alluded to in the last post, talking as a means to pursue peace as an ends to itself is actually harmful in the long run.
The sickest people talk the most about eating healthy.
The laziest people talk the most about mercy and pity.
The greediest people talk the most about charity.
The decadent talk most about tolerance.
And obviously those who talk most of “peace on earth” and everybody “getting along” tend to be the most selfish people. Day to day struggles and conflicts are ants at their self-absorbed picnics.
The point of these posts is that engaging in “talk”, as if it were an action, is not only pointless but self-defeating.
A Statementist is someone who doesn’t believe in things. He just makes statements about believing in things.
Which is to say he does nothing. Contributes nothing. Provides nothing. Constructs nothing.
The statementist is domesticated. In the absence of an abundance of social wealth and comfort his words turn to abstract noises and fall to the ground like Lucky’s in ‘Waiting For Godot’.
Plan, build and live.
Don’t seek peace. Just appreciate it in the brief moments it happens.
Don't tear down, build up.
Don't look for trouble, outsmart it.
Don't cry about hardships, endure them. It's part of life for everyone.
Live your convictions. Don’t preach them to others.
Don’t curse the darkness. Light a candle.