Dancing on the Edge of the Ephemeral

Love and Loss, Drugs and Alcohol, Sex and Lies, and a Teenage Boy's Death Wish

Writer's Block: Goodness gracious
Mhmmm.... Conor
Have you even had a moment, an hour, or a day that renewed your faith in the fundamental goodness of humankind?

Hmm... Well, it's been quite awhile since I posted, might as well get a couple of these things done, eh? (Not like anyone reads this. >.>) Anyways.

I can't say that I really have. I don't see humankind, as a whole, as evil, nor do I see them as good. I could say that I believe that humanity is a type of parasite (yeah, Matrix concept, but I sincerely believe it), that we are continually destroying the earth that we stand upon. It's kind of a scary topic for me to think about, even though this is completely irrelevant to what has been given to me at hand.

All in all, there isn't a real isolate incident that has proven to me that humankind is good. There are things we do that are good, I suppose if you look at it from a certain light. But I feel that we are more harmful than good. The good things we claim do -- give to the poor, take in orphans, farther science that can cure those harmful diseases that plague mankind, and the like -- are selfish, in a way. It isn't to help the earth as whole and even if it was it brings up my next point... We only do something to insure our own kinds survival.

I do not believe that anythings is "good" or "bad". I believe that there are things that are bad and things that are good. Like, say, not eating an animal. I don't see someone who eats animals as a bad person, nor do I think that the act itself is evil. However, I also do not see it as good. It only "insures" that person's survival and in doing so, takes a life.

If you look at it all from the perspective I see it, nothing we do is good but nothing we do is really bad. It's like a double-edged blade, I guess you could say. I'd never condone murder, and I think it is entirely wrong and there is no justification of it, but say that a murderer does kill someone. That's one less mouth to feed. It wasn't an act of kindness upon the earth, though that one person might cause "global warming" to sky rocket if they had gotten the chance to live (and I do not base my arguments on potential, as a rule) but he has also taken a life. One that was undeserving of death, in my opinion. It was not fair for him to take that life. Well, I guess I just put myself in a loophole while rambling, didn't I?

Well, I guess I should stop this before I start condoning murder, huh? God, what alcohol can do to you, right? Anyways. I guess, I'm just going to end this with: I don't think humans are good or evil. There was nothing that could solidify any claims to righteousness we may have. Yada, yada, yada, yada. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.


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