The big questions . Who Am I? Why Am I Here? What is the Meaning of Life? Why are we born only to suffer and die? Who or what is God and why can’t I ever get him on the phone? And what has he done for me - lately? These are the questions which have occupied the thoughts and energies of the greatest intellects who ever lived. I, on the other hand, haven’t the faintest clue as to the answers to ANY of that crap.
Rather, I am devoting my energies to trying to figure out that which I can actually touch, taste, hear, see and/or smell. I am an Empiricist and a Skeptic by nature. After a little more than half a century of looking around and trying to discern what the hell is really going on around me I have come to two rather unsettling conclusions; 1.) There is a whole bunch of stuff going on that is absolutely effing random. And, 2.) Our Culture is seriously screwed up. Life is seriously screwed up. People are seriously screwed up. Feel free to include yourself in that group, or if you prefer you can pretend that this is a little inside joke between you and I. But it isn’t. Because I happen to know that I am seriously screwed up, too.
(And P.S. You don’t look so good yourself.)
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