Philosophical Torment Act II, Scene 1: Beware the Ideals of June?
Note: Act 2 refers to the second trilogy of philosophical change currently wreaking havoc in my life. Whereas Act I was more about external influences literally forcing, and bending, my mind towards the undeniable issues plaguing our planet today, Act 2 consists of three different Mental Scenes, or Stages, that directly contradict each other. However, I can’t seem to move from one to the other any more than I can seem to harmoniously interpret the truth (imho) of each of these Stages. So, well, here goes nothing.
I can kill myself this very instant. Or live inside a tiny room, for a 100 years. Or I can party every single day until I die. But, once I am dead, if I have only lived for myself, then where do I exist? All the pain, all the lessons, all the values that life teaches us, forces us to learn and understand; is it really for nothing?
That just doesn’t make sense to me…
There must be *some* reason we try and understand the World around us, and that reason always comes back to the collective. As long as men and women die, living for yourself shall never be enough. It shall never be enough to even have existed in the memory of time, let alone any living being, and I can’t stand the thought of that. It cannot all be for nothing. One way or the the other, we are all here to *do* something, and evolve.
And when I say evolve, I don’t mean just individually. There are people who can become teachers, others who will become doctors and save lives, etc, etc. But, the least that all of us can do is try to make things better.
The least we can do is learn and Share what we learn, is it not?