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  • Dog

    You know, this comic reminds me of a story.

    A girl (I think she was an old friend of mine, I don’t quite remember. It was some time ago) and I were having a conversation about the future. It wasn’t exactly a philosophical thing, but I have a nasty habit of overthinking things, so I’m sure it eventually became a typical college Philosophy I discussion anyway. I told her that in my opinion, the future is unable to be planned due to the unforeseeable changes to your life that happen every day, and that it was best to just live life on autopilot, snatching all glimpses of fun where you could. She disagreed with this way of living, saying that there are trends that have popped up continuously through history that were bound to continue, and that the only way to maximize happiness was to tear down preconceived notions and go for the goals you wanted to. I tried to argue, but it proved fruitless. After attacking all points I might have had, I told her “I give up. Your ideals are only going to lead to failure, but you’re so deluded in them that you’ll won’t notice you’re wrong.” She smirked and said, “Dog, stop. If you keep denying yourself the pleasures of the world, the world is just going to roll you over.” Then she got up and left.

    Looking back now, I suppose what she said was correct. I regret trying to debate with her (my arguments were never very well formed back then, and I always left myself looking like a dumbass), and while her presentation wasn’t great (I distinctly remember her calling me a loser, and how much that silly insult hurt), her words still stuck with me.

    I’ve revised my viewpoint since then. The way I see it now, your life isn’t going to stop moving forward from the past until you’re dead. You could be born to quickly adjust to the miserable day-to-day society like I was, but that doesn’t mean you can’t change. The way I used to think just led to a blurred lifestyle, where a year could’ve gone by and I wouldn’t have even noticed.

    But I see it clearly now – the only way to truly live is to leave your comfortable surroundings and go to where the fun is. The meaning of life? Perhaps. It’s gotta be the meaning to something, at least. People can live and die without ever realizing this as a fact, and I pity them for it.

    There’s a lot to explore in this life. There are so many experiences, so many events, so many options – it can seem like too many at times. But so what? Why focus on all the things you didn’t, but could’ve done? What if there are all these little things you could be doing, but don’t ever notice? Once you get rid of the negativity holding you back, you’ll feel free. And besides, it’s impossible to know how things will end up. Maybe you’ll enjoy it, maybe you won’t. Even if you don’t, you’ll still learn something new about yourself, and that will lead you to find more things you DO enjoy. The only way to reach your limit of happiness is if you start trying today.

    Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play. Hey now, you’re a rock star, get the show on, get paid. All that glitters is gold, only shooting stars break the mold.

  • Eh… that was Kumata, not me!
    Lately people have been saying they see my comments on the internet a lot. I wonder if there’s a way to make money from that.

    • Sure there is, double your comment output and people will be paying you to stop.

      • if I keep getting credit for yours, maybe I can double it without trying!