Sabtu, 29 Agustus 2009

The Magic Fades

Do you remember when you were younger and how some places in your mind were just absolutely magical? Those same places today just don't seem to have the same glimmer they used to? When I was a kid one of those places for me was Cedar Point. I would get so excited the night before the trip that I wouldn't be able to sleep. When was the last time you got so excited about something on that level? I can't even remember. I was excited for Rothbury this year but not the same excitement from when I was young. Why do we lose the wonder? Why does the excitement fade? What the hell happens to us that we lose the magical place that world used to seem to be?

Jumat, 28 Agustus 2009

The Art of Happiness

What does it mean to be truly happy? I have found that in life happiness comes from a state of being content with what you have. It also stems from the people who are in your life, should you choose to surround yourself with good-hearted ones. When we are able to strip away the stress of everyday life and not dwell on that which we do not have, we are able to see all that we do have and can appreciate it and be grateful. I think that is the first steps to being happy. Everyone experiences flashes of happiness, but is it constant? No it's not, it seems like this world is becoming more sad, depressed, and unhappy by the second. All these material things that people lust after because they think that once they acquire them they will be happy. How quickly that happiness fades once the object is acquired and then on to the next thing. It becomes a never-ending cycle of fading glory. Never being able to truly look at what you do have and be happy with that.

Kamis, 27 Agustus 2009

To be? Or not to be?

Thoughts on being rich or poor. Would I rather be rich or poor? Well since I have never been rich I don't have the disposition of knowing what it's like. However I've seen what being rich can do to people and the monsters that they can turn into. They become hungry for more money and power and it becomes a never-ending and un-fulfilling quest. I don't want to be poor, but I would like to be financially comfortable where money is not the cause of stress. I don't find contentedness in monetary and material things. I find it in people, music, writing, reading, nature, and love. Money will never answer all of the world's problems. It is more of a cause for problems than an answer. Although I also can't say that money does not solve some problems. It can definitely help if you put the right forces behind it, people who choose to do good with what they have, those who are selfless enough to give. But it seems like most often humans and their nature take a turn towards the dark side... Ah yes lovely and depressing!

Wouldn't you like to be one of the Beautiful?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... Although it seems that these days that beauty and youth have become an obsession. What is this need to develop the outer beauty as opposed to the inner, shouldn't both be developed equal? It seems like people get so caught up in what other people think of them and become obsessed with portraying some beautiful thing that they lose sight of inner character as well. I want both in my life! But here's the thing, you can be beautiful with an ugly personality and it makes you ugly. Or you can be average with a beautiful persona and it makes you beautiful. So is the outer beauty worth all it's cracked up to be? Plastic people haunt our every day and the world seems less and less intelligent, it scares me...