It’s tough being a human today

To adapt and thrive in today’s world, one has to resist the urge to be human as much as possible.  Not letting nature take its course doesn’t help either.

Getting an education

After 12 years of elementary and high school, we’re urged to further our education for at least another 4 years without any promise of a grand reward.  I think it should be considered a form of torture.

Living for 80 years

Life is short?  80 years sounds pretty long and painful.  I don’t think we were ever meant to be alive to the point where we look like a hunched over prune who cannot see, hear or walk.

Working full time

You can’t just be alive for 80 years you have to work 40 hours a week for all the years you’re not in school or shitting your pants as a baby or as a senior.

Alarm clocks

It’s like a sleep deprivation tactic comparable to blasting death metal to torture prisoners during interrogation.  Humans were meant to wake up when the hell they want to wake up or at least by the sound of birds and not meep meep meep meep.  The same thought goes on in everyone’s head when the alarm goes off in the morning.  “How can I escape this?  I can’t.  Life sucks.”

It’s so hard to die

Nothing is trying to eat us.  If we hurt ourselves we have hospitals.  If we’re close to dying they give us pills to keep us alive.  Can’t breath?  Don’t worry, we’ll just hook you up to this machine for the rest of your life that will pump and suck the life out of you.

Thinking is not the new black

Life is so crazy that the best solution that we’ve found is to stop thinking.  They call it meditating and it’s all the rage.  We idolize guys that shave their heads and live with a bunch of other dudes who don’t believe in meat, sex, alcohol and pretty much everything else that has kept us alive for all these years.

I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to fully adapt to this thing we call life.  I don’t think I’m tough enough.

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12 comments on “It’s tough being a human today

  1. ntfcnicky says:

    I wish this wasn’t as true as it is!

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  2. lightpuma says:

    I think life is harder for people who choose to follow the robotic, materialistic model laid out by general society. It’s up to us to choose if we want to follow an institution, or create a pattern of our own.

    I wake up once for morning prayer, then I go to sleep and wake up whenever the heck I want (thus the reason I cannot work early schedules for any job). I don’t even take morning classes bc I can’t be bothered to wake up early. I’m a natural night owl and don’t fall asleep often until 2am.

    Getting an education via the societal institution is becoming increasingly complicated and difficult, especially in places like Canada where tuition prices are skyrocketing (Canadian students currrenlty own fiteen BILLION dollars in student loans!!!!). But, there are ways around this. Starting a business, working in trades, moving to a place with affordable tuition, simply not aiming for a highly materialistic living, there are always ways to curve your lifestyle around that.

    I want to live as long as my physical body is healthy. As soon as I start losing strength and a considerable amount of endurance, that’s about the point I don’t want to live beyond. I might be 80 or I might be 50.

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    • MrJohnson says:

      I think any path one chooses in life will be equally difficult, just differently difficult. There can be a lot of easiness to choosing the standard road of life that many people choose. It just doesn’t work out for some.

      To be honest, if I didn’t mind doing what everyone else was doing in life then I’d be happily doing it. I consider those types the lucky ones.

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  3. lightpuma says:

    I work when I want to work in an environment I find interesting. I’m willing to work 40 hours a week if I’m doing something I love. Otherwise, I’ll go live like a nomad in India.

    Dying is pretty easy if you’re stupid, or smart, enough. Sure, societial advances and cushions exist to help minimise the chances, but in essence, it’s still simple enough.

    People are thinking kind of funny. And I agree– people are refusing or denying their natural impulses, or sometimes submitting to them in detrimental ways. Life is simple– Accept your human nature and learn to control it in the appropriate ways. Moderation is key. Over control, and you become a mindless robot. Under control, and you become too animalistic.

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    • MrJohnson says:

      In theory dying is easy but even in your darkest days, it’s not easy to end your own life. When you’re given the choice, 99. something percent of people will just continue to live. It’s not like someone trying to kill you where your life is in their hands.

      Life is usually easier when you’re younger no matter how shitty the situation. There’s just so much hope that it will get better cause there hasn’t been enough evidence through your eyes that prove otherwise. I know, I’m sounding like an old dude who’s not even old.

      I hope that you are studying something that will lead to something that will always give you a desire to be alive. It will make life a whole lot easier. It sounds like you are living life within your own terms so you should be alright.

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      • lightpuma says:

        Life is easier when you’re young IF you have working parents and live in the typical Western household. Otherwise, all across the globe youth face struggles which are often more difficult than the struggles of adults. Adults are often settled, have jobs, have a comparatively predictable lifestyle. Youth face unemployment in many places around the world, they face uncertainty, and are easily put onto the wrong path by destructive social behaviours.

        Sometimes younger people are typically more hopeful in terms of change coming into their life, but really, change is always possible, and there is no point at which if you don’t try, you can’t alter your situation. Life is meant to be dynamic, not static. People are screaming in the background, so sorry if this is a bit incoherent.

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  4. MrJohnson says:

    It’s true that young people don’t always have it easier than older people but imagine if you were 40 or 50 and had those same issue that you mentioned. It would suck. Unemployment sucks when you’re young but it really sucks when you’re older. Suicide is more common for people in their 40’s and above, statistically (yes, I have actually looked it up haha). It’s just a different outlook when you get to a certain age when shit hits the fan or doesn’t stop hitting the fan. When you’re in your 20’s you look your best, hopeful an healthy. The world feels like your oyster. When you get older you no longer look youthful and you’re tired.

    You’re right about how life shouldn’t be static. We should always aim for change if we’re miserable about our situation. Although I guess it can be a case by case basis.

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  5. le sigh** tis true my cynical friend. you and your valid points.

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