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burdened primitive waxes philosophical
« on: February 05, 2008, 08:41:48 AM »
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Oh my.

The burdened primitive who lost his last good job in 1978, and blames Reagan for it.

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Tyler Durden  (1000+ posts)       Tue Feb-05-08 06:44 AM
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A little perspective.   

If we all disappear, or worst case, fade away as we semi-sterilize the planet with the feces of our civilization, in 50,000 years the Earth would not even notice we'd been here.

In fact, with the exception of some of our worst feces (Nuclear Waste), in 50,000 years you wouldn't even be able to find evidence we'd been here at all, with the possible exception of some Antarctic garbage frozen a mile or so down where "Little America" use to be.

We are transients, setting up our shanty towns where we can eek out an existence that, as we continue to bloat ourselves up with the foolishness of our egos, show our irrelevance to the eventual fate of the planet, the solar system, the VIRGO arm, the MILKY WAY, the LOCAL GROUP, the LOCAL SUPERGROUP, the UNIVERSE, and any other possible universe (that is if you accept the "Membrane/Multiverse" current theories of existence).

We take ourselves and our impacts on the future FAR too seriously; our existence itself is irrelevant to anyone except ourselves. So take a minute from the INSANE pseudo-crisis of "Super Tuesday" to smell the roses, hug your kid or spouse, drink a really good cup of coffee, meditate, pray or whatever else gives meaning to our far too fleeting individual existence.

In the words of my late beloved Father, "In 100 years, who's going to care?" So care NOW about you and yours, for in 100 years, who's going to care, and in 50,000 years, who's going to even know?

I think the burdened primitive is expressing the subconscious recognition of all those on Skins's island that, when it comes to the Greater Scheme of things, or to professional Democrat politics, the primitives don't matter.

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SoCalDem  (1000+ posts)       Tue Feb-05-08 06:47 AM
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1. I use the "100 year" theory too..

Your dad was a wise man..

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Tyler Durden  (1000+ posts)       Tue Feb-05-08 06:48 AM
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2. Wish I could believe I'll see him in some other existence.... 

Sometimes I envy the religious. Would that I could believe what I cannot.

The late-50sish low-calorie primitive waxes matriarchial:

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SoCalDem  (1000+ posts)       Tue Feb-05-08 06:52 AM
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4. I always told my boys that loved ones are still "with us" as long as someone who knew them is alive.. They stay with us..inside our heads.. never leave and never age..and in fact as we get older, we sometimes remember more about them..

they didn't believe me, but as they get older they see it.. The are starting to recall things they did with their Grandparents when they were little kids..and not remembering the sad stuff at the end opf their grandparents' lives..

Maybe "heaven" is inside our loved ones' heads

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Tyler Durden  (1000+ posts)       Tue Feb-05-08 06:53 AM
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5. You know, I'm almost happy to watch this one sink.   

Makes me feel a little better about myself on the sliding scale!

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timeforarevolution  (1000+ posts)      Tue Feb-05-08 07:27 AM
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6. Not sure why that comment made me laugh...but it did. 

Lovely and wise OP indeed. Thank you.

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Tyler Durden  (1000+ posts)       Tue Feb-05-08 08:18 AM
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7. In retrospect, it has some things in common with this: 
 
Melvin Udall: I might be the only person on the face of the earth that knows you're the greatest woman on earth. I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do, and how you are with Spencer, "Spence," and in every single thought that you have, and how you say what you mean, and how you almost always mean something that's all about being straight and good. I think most people miss that about you, and I watch them, wondering how they can watch you bring their food, and clear their tables and never get that they just met the greatest woman alive. And the fact that I get it makes me feel good, about me.

The fact that I "get it" about how little this all means in the balance makes me feel good. About me. Sort of feeding MY outrageous ego!

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Echo In Light (1000+ posts)      Tue Feb-05-08 06:51 AM
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3. The planet is fine. The people are ****ed
Democrats: A bunch of rich people convincing poor people to vote for rich people by telling poor people that other rich people are the reason they are poor

Life is short, and suddenly you're not there any more.