Hi, people. As the the title suggest this post is about existensialism (apparently that's not actually a word, according to Google). And today I'm feeling really existensial. My exams are coming up and I have absolutely no desire to study for them. I'm literally having an argument inside my head. Here's how it plays out:
1st part of my brain(let's call him Dom): What's the point of exams?
2nd part of my brain (let's call him Smartass):Well, they're to test you capabilities and what you've learnt during the school year.
Dom: What's the point of that? We'll all die at the end. All of us will suffer the same fate. The world will eventually be destroyed and our puny, minuscule lives will not effect the universe in anyways. The exam I'm about to take will never be remembered in history? What's the point of it all?
Smartass: But you will die as yourself, doing what you want to do, with your own free will. You will die that's true, but if you are a good person, you might be remembered. You might not bring a major change to the universe but you'll change it, for the better or the worse, that's for sure.
Dom: But how long will I be remembered? Its not like I'm Isaac Newton, even though I will be remembered, I won't be remembered for ever.
Smartass: It's not about being remembered for ever, it's about living your life to the fullest and leaving the remembering to the others, and by getting good grades on this exam you are on your way to living your life to the fullest.
Dom: Life isn't a certainty. You can't be certain about what will happen. You can only live life to the fullest if you know what's going to happen, but in our case we don't.
Smartass: But that's what makes it so interesting, you never know what will happen next, and whatever does happen you'll have to adapt to it.
Dom: This conversation has been going on too long.
Smartass: Yeah. Let's just end it by insulting each other.
Dom: Good idea. Got fuck your self faggot.
Smartass: Oh, yeah shitface? Eat my ass.
Dom: I don't even have face, we're just the figment of a teenager's way of showing his existensialism.
Me: Shut the fuck up, you two. That's enough for now.
Hi,people. There's something seriously, maddeningly wrong with the human race, I don't know what, but if I was an alien who was judging if the human race was worthy of meeting us, I would judge it t unworthy. I would also add that these beings should not get their hands on our superior technologies, because the last thing what we would need is a planet full of evolved apes running about with lasers guns.
Okay here's why I think there's something wrong with us. Firstly we misuse EVERYTHING. Nature, the Internet, our own bodies , you name it. We're the main cause of pollution of our own planet and the majority of us doesn't give two fucks about it, and we're probably going to die because of that. Want another example of how we misuse stuff? Time. We misuse time. Most of us lie about staring at screens (OH THE IRONY, you're reading this on a screen) and not doing anything useful for our society. Well I can't really preach about this because I also fall into this category but,whatever.
Secondly, we have a problem with how we name things. That might sound like a minor problem to you but infact, the names of some things are just downright frustrating (and that's only in English, not counting the rest of our languages.). For example, Titin. Titin is a chemical which makes our muscles elastic. But its scientific name has 189,819 letters. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK? That many letters just for chemical which makes our muscles less rubbery? And anyone ever heard of the Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko? Or the Mountain Chicken? Well those are actual names for actual animals present on earth, go do a Google search on them.
Thirdly, humans are always at war with each other. In the 3000 years of our recorded history, there has only been a total of 200 years of world peace while the rest 2800 years we were at war, with each other. War has always been caused either because of religion or because of power. Humans, are pretty narrow minded to kill other humans just because of these two abstract things, it's just sad. Then of course, I can't end this paragraph without mentioning World War 1 and 2. Both of these world wars happens because European countries hungered for power, and they decided to aquire that by, of course, war. Fourthly (not done yet) we have created weapons of mass destruction which even if accidentally detonated the human race will go extinct. We litterally have weapons which could destroy cities, hidden near cities. If don't become extinct because of a natural cause, we'll sure as hell die because of a series of nuclear detonations and because of its fallout. And lastly we'll die because of our own stupidity. The human race is becoming stupider slowly, but surely. There's no statistical proof of this (may be there is but I haven't looked hard enough) but we're becoming stupider. And this can be proven by the Internet. You don't need to look hard in the Internet to find stupid people. But you need to look really, really hard if you want something that will raise your IQ a bit. There are litterally websites on the Internet which will deliver human faeces to your friends and that is what I believe to be the epitome of stupidity.
Well that's about it. I should really work on ending my posts properly.
Hi, people. I have been inspired by quite a few people (mainly a bunch of my friends and Gingerbread Girl, she's a blogger, https://gingerbreadgirl97.wordpress.com;checkher blog out) to create a great bucket list which will sort of be like a time capsule to my older self. It'll give him something to cringe at when he will be bored. See, I'm thinking ahead so I don't have to bored in the future and I can entertain my self on the past. Here we go:
1. I want to taste Tiramisu (it's a really good Italian dessert.)
2.I want to drink a can of beer(I wanna see why adults like it so much.)
3.I want to see the stars on a night where our pollution doesn't block them out
4.I want to solve a serious mystery
5.I want to have Coke and Mentos at once
6.I want to learn to shoot a basketball with an accuracy rate of 90% from 10m of the basket
7.I wanna fire a gun
8.After firing a gun,I wanna shoot a water melon, capture it in slo mo
9.Then I would like to eat the watermelon I shot
10.Start or work at a legitimate business and earn some dosh.
(Side note: I'm not gonna add obvious things like "Have sex" or "Kiss a girl" because they're pretty obvious as stated earlier.)
11.Read and enjoy some not-so-well-known author's book
12.Collaborate with other strangers on the Internet on a project
13. Get a pen pal
14. Write a book
15.Proceed to publish the book
16.Invest in stocks
17.Aquire a flamethrower
18.Throw cake at someone
19. Get cake thrown at my self
20. Go to Greece
21. I would also like to go to Coratia.
22. Get a degree in psychology, law and quantum mechanics at once
23.Get kicked in the nuts( DONT ASK ME. JUST DONT. I haven't been kicked in my softies yet and I'm curious.)
24.Punch someone annoyingly sarcastic in the face
25. Actually use Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in a sentence in real life.
26. Watch anime for 24 hours straight
27. Join a band as the singer/pianist
28. Do something ridiculously dangerous
29. Survive a major natural catastrophe
30. Break a bone. (I know it sounds like a painful thing to be on a bucket list, but I haven't broken a bone yet, and I want to experience it.)
31. Go paragliding
32. Prove that the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is 42 (if you got that reference you have my permission to be my best friend)
33.Prove a teacher wrong in multiple occasions
34. Make a homemade tazer
35.Use the homemade taser
36.Successfully pick my own house's lock
37. Tell a random stranger that his car looks cool(no matter how shitty it may be)
38. Use a pan for playing table tennis.(DONT BOTHER ASKING ME)
39. Adopt a dog
40. Create my own video game
41. Make a viral video
42. And at last, enjoy life
That's all guys. You can talk to me about stuff at this address: email@example.com
Hi, people. Today I'm going to talk about my friend. He isn't my best friend neither is he my only friend. He is just a friend. I'll just talk about his personality and what makes him so... unusual. Unusual as in his personality and his habits. His "unusualness" can be seen both as a bane and boon (Huh, boon is a very fun word to say aloud. I just discovered that.)
Oh and a side note- I'm not criticising my friend, I'm pointing out unusual qualities in him.
So, let's begin with his personality. He is a bit like Rowley Jefferson (from Diary of A Wimpy Kid, if you haven't read it, go do so, it's a great way to understand teens). This is how Rowley is portrayed :
Physicallyspeaking my friend is the exact opposite of Rowley. Mentally speaking my friend is the exact of copy of him. He is naive, easily manipulated and incapable of making his own choices, always asking for advice for following others. He is also a complete idiot. Okay, that was a bit harsh. But anything that involves a higher use of logic, my friend messes it up completely. For example, chess. My friend can be beaten by a child of fourth grade at chess- no joke, he's been actually beaten by a fourth grader IN FRONT OF ME. So you say, "he sucks at chess, big deal" well how when he fails at simple tasks like folding his clothes or tying his laces? That's when you know there's a problem.
But the amazing thing is, my friend although being stupid, manages to complete the toughest of maths problems, within minutes. My reaction to that is "HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU BEATEN AT CHESS BY A FOURTH GRADER, BUT YOU SOLVE THAT HARD ASS PROBLEM IN 32 SECONDS?" and to that he says " I dunno". My friend is a literary genius. He also is an extreme introvert. He doesn't care about his social status at all. He himself has only has 2 to 3 friends. He is really materialistic as well, caring only about money and what he will buy with it. He doesn't think about the long term and only about the short term. And the weirdest thing of all is he doesn't show any interest in girls. He might be gay and I have nothing against it, but when I bring it up in a conversation he starts hitting me. He also gets bullied a lot and depends on me, always, to help him.
But on the other hand he is creative as fuck. I mean damn he gets new ideas every other second, though they might be stupid, but still it's impressive how many original things he can come up with.
As mentioned before, he is great at maths and every other subject but for some reason his logical reasoning is below zero. He isn't afraid to embarrass himself in front of others because he doesn't really care what others think about him. Well that's all his nice qualities, anyways.
I'll let you judge what sort of friend he is. But is having a stupid yet true friend worth it?
Hi, people. Sometimes when I'm sitting in the car and my favourite song is playing on the radio I stare out of the window and I imagine my self somewhere else, somewhere better, where I could be anyone and do anything, where I could pursue my dreams, and succeed without having to taste failure.A place where Iwas god, but I didn't know it. Does this ever happen to you, reader? I actually get joy from these escapisms, and when the car ride stops so does the joy. I'm jerked back into reality where I'm just a normal boy, living with absolutely normal parents and having a normal life. The funny thing is that, I can't go into my escapisms anywhere else but when I'm on the backseat of a car.
I find this irritating as we only take short trips in the car and so my escapisms don't last long.
I understand that reality is much more important than some silly place in my mind and I should work towards making my escapisms a reality, but it's just too hard to do so. I'm just a child and I have dreams of achieving so much, but I'm strapped to a rock (metaphorically, of course) because of my laziness. They say that the first step to solve a problem is to know what the problem is. I know my flaw is laziness, but I'm too lazy to fix it. Its a vicious circle, one that is nearly impossible to overcome. But I try, and I fail, and I keep trying to break through my godforsaken fear of work.
But my escapisms have given me something much more than reality can ever give me. It is sort of like a super power. I see this world differently, not from my own eyes but the from the point of view of others. Just by paying attention to little details about a person, seeing what he sees , noticing what he does, I learn so much about them. It enables me to understand them, to know them, to predict their actions and to manipulate them. Manipulation sounds like a bad thing to do to a person, and it is, but in certain conditions I'm forced to.
Other people see me as a smart, yet introverted person. They think I'm a nerd or a geek and they try to pick fights with me and try to insult me but they themselves end up beaten or insulted. I'm not a loner either, I've got a quite a few friends, whom I like. Others see me as completely normal but I see them for what they are and for what they stand for in this world, and it's all because of my escapisms.
So, what exactly happens in my escapisms? Well it's hard to explain, but you know that anime, Sword Art Online? In that anime they use a headset to send the main character's consciousness into a virtual world. But for me the virtual world is created by my brain. Everyone that I know that world has their own unique personality, every problem that I face in that world has a unique solution. What a computer would need hundreds of gigabytes worth of RAM to do my brain does without any strain.
Escapism isn't a bad thing, as long as you can understand what is reality and what is a dream, and as long as you work towards those dreams. I would like to conclude this post with a quote by JRR Tolkien: " the only people who inveigh against escape are jailers."
I know. This seems like a weird topic to write about but, seriously, if you think deep about it you'll realise that there is something wrong with that healthy Guava Burst with extra electrolytes you've been drinking. And I'm not talking about fruit juices in general, no, I'm talking about BRANDED fruit juices( I'm looking at you Tropicana).
So the first thing I notice after I drink a branded fruit juice, is the fact that it tastes ABSOLUTELY nothing like the fruit juice you get from making a normal juice at home. Look, suppose you make some apple juice at home by squeezing apples and collecting the juice, and then you taste it. Now after that you taste a branded apple juice and you mind will be completely blown at how different the branded apple juice tastes! In fact you might find that it even tastes worse than the homemade one. I know the taste differs because of all the preservatives they use in the branded juice, but for fucks sake at least get the taste right, fruit juice companies!
That's not it, yet. Have you ever taste Tropicana's Mango flavour? HAVE YOU? It's taste is outrageously wrong. It tastes nothing like mangoes, infact, its completely shit. It's as if someone got a thick mixture of mud and sugar and proceeded to add a bunch of preservatives in it!
And don't even get me started on what some brands are making juices out of. Never mind I got me started myself. Some brands like Vitro Naturals have started making and selling juices of bitter apples. If you don't know what a bitter apple is, its this:
Yeah, companies are making juices out of this shit, and the worse part? PEOPLE ACTUALLY DRINK IT. Now if you haven't tasted a bitter apple yet, it tastes bitter. Agonizingly bitter. So bitter it will numb your tongue for the next few days. And people drink juices of this shit.
The last point that I would like to make is how much cheaper it would be if we would actually make our own juices(that came out wrong) and would stop buying shit from large brands. I did some research and found that it takes 2 apples to make 250 ml of juice which costs much less than buying 250 ml of juice from a brand.