In a world full of articles giving you “10 reasons why” this that and that other, here is one that gives you “10 reasons why” you should just stop reading them, just stop it, or don’t, whatever.
Nothing is everything and everything is nothing.
That is pretty much the long and the short of it but because your brain needs more than just a statement that leaves it needing to figure that out by itself, I should add some more words to what you are reading in order to have that need met. Or, maybe I won’t, but then you’ll be all like “but what does that EVEN mean?”, or all like “OMG, nice try at being all philosophical and shit”, or this classic; “I clicked on the headline because I thought this sounded interesting and I’ll never get that time back”. I might actually leave it there because after all, nothing is everything and everything is nothing.
These articles are nothing more than click bait that take your money and your time.
Said articles that start with “10 reasons why” are designed to arouse your interest in said subject due to said vulnerability in said subject and vulnerabilities equal not an opportunity to heal you, but to make money from you clicking. This article does none of that because as much as I have tried to get my blog making money, it never fucking has and I just can’t be arsed investigating it any further.
The Authors have little if any experience in the topic.
Tiff from College like totally has over 10 thousand followers on Instagram so naturally, she’s fucking Buddha and then one day someone is like “OMG Tiff you say so many like smart things and know so much about arranging meals for Instagram, you should totally write an article on the Internet about “10 reasons why you food looks so good in your pics”. And then Tiff goes “OMG Whitney, no way! Ok, I’ll do it”. And the world collectively loses a significant amount of IQ points for said article not just being published, or the idea being spoken, like, with a voice, but more so the idea even being thought of in the first place.
There is little capacity for original thought left in the world.
Most of the ideas we hear today were originally thought of a long time ago way back before anyone could spread the word of anything being copied and even if someone did say such a thing, they were murdered or silenced in some kind of way and Twitter was not around nor the Internet for that matter to spread the seed of news to the masses of minds just waiting to overreact to the next big thing in some desperate attempt to form connection in a world that while becoming increasingly more connected, yet smaller at the same time, remains as disconnected as it has ever been and if anything, just seems to be getting bigger as it is filled with more voids.
Heaps of people break up with people and do stupid shit post-breakup regardless of your “10 reasons why he left you” sob story piece of shit word dribble.
Yeah, so pretty much that and a bit more. Where these articles were amazing for about a millisecond and they brought people together over their mutual hate for their most recent ex-partner. They actually never really were amazing and are getting recycled more than re-makes every TV show, movie, or basically anything except now a B-Grade celebrity who is short on cash is doing it so it’s cool again. Stop it, they left you cos you changed your mind a thousand fucking times a day because during each scroll of your newsfeed, which became your reality. One minute an article was telling you “10 reasons why you need to eat more Kale” which just made you irritable and really difficult to be around that was then followed up with the next piece of genius fucking authoring on “10 reasons why you are irritable and really fucking hard to be around” which would never reference back to the fact you’ve abandoned all food groups for a life of eating Kale so you would never question this decision and within each article is a link to a new product that will get you out of your current bind and place you right into your next one and so on and so forth so you never really deal with any underlying issues and all you ever feel like doing is buying band-aids but you don’t know why.
No one knows what is true or false anymore because no one develops a moral compass, nor has heard of this fresh and hip new concept.
So 1984 actually happened in about 2016 when the world lost its mind and its way and decided that just trusting the universe to guide each decision was a great way to forward plan and that any hint of rain on a day where you asked the universe for sunshine was a sign that you should cancel life and make candles and then you’d get really good at making candles and then make a Facebook page for your newfound passion for candles because you studied at the school of hard knocks, you’ve been walking to the beat of your own drum since you were born and you give no fucks because everything is lit. And it is in the act of becoming the worlds next candle making extraordinaire that at no point do you ever stop and question what you really stand for in life because you’ve read somewhere on the Internet that if you don’t stand for anything, you’ll fall for everything and you were all like “fuck that man” and you even posted a status about it on the socials and got like heaps of likes so you know you are on point and one of your besties was all like “omg babe xx just you be you” and you are all like omg yes I WILL be me despite the fact you are not even close in this lifetime to achieving any understanding of what it even means to just BE because all you ever do is exist. Maybe pick up some ice for that burn next time you are buying band-aids and are not sure why because you have heaps at home but keep buying more.
Money and the lengths the species formerly known as human beings will go to to get it but will tell you it’s about personal growth and living life by design but it’s all bullshit.
Dangle some money in front of someone and my god, does all logic and human compassion go out the window. Feed someone some lines about how doing this or that will lead to this or that and if they just sign up to a program which TODAY ONLY its $97 or just 6 easy payments of fucken whatever 97 divided by 6 is and then send them a Microsoft word doc numbered 1 to 10 and call it a gratitude journal and watch people everywhere lose their minds on how fucking grounded and revolutionary you are, and yeah, that.
Even though there is seemingly less truth in the world, for that which still remains, no one is really listening.
And that, is a bit sad, in that in a world where there seems right now to be less and less truth as we see more and more lies and more and more deception coming to light, there are still those who are well read, well researched, and do their very best to provide the most factual information to those that are willing to ingest it, anally of course while getting your legs sanded because you read “10 reasons why” this is a way forward. But it falls on deaf ears too often these days because, well, I’m not saying it’s SnapChat, but, it could well be SnapChat. Because there is no longer a need for the written or spoken word according to the gods of silicon valley because taking a photo of a pouting face in publicly inappropriate place, because again, you studied at the school of hard knocks, have been walking to the beat of your own drum since you were born and you honestly give no fucks when really have just been drip fed lies and information relevant to nothing but what it has done is made sure you have lost or never developed basic life skills like how to manually feed yourself, you know, like not with the Internet and delivery and like, I don’t know, maybe go outside once in a while, like many scholars have been telling you to do for about eternity because they know the cold hard facts of all of the health benefits associated with doing things that our ancestors once did because like, evolution.
If you are breathing then you are ahead of the game and can generally work it out from there.
If you are one of those lucky people alive today who are currently breathing air that comes from somewhere in the sky and not from a can that you can buy line because it is from a mountain where the air there is like totally clean and worth the $150 plus postage and you’d want to express post that shit because, well, you know, climate change. Once you’ve established that you are in fact breathing, then there is this inbuilt thing in you called a brain which houses the mind or maybe it doesn’t but I am not here today to spread my unwanted holier than thou philosophical approach to life, I am here to vent in a controlled manner so that I don’t just get in my car and take off for the hills to start a new life but that is enough about my issues, back to yours. Breathing, a brain, the mind; once you’ve decided that you do in fact possess these three incredible gifts, you can even then begin to use them in sync with one another and do this far out thing that I think started in the 60’s when everyone was on acid and like, think. And it is when you begin to discover that you can think, then you can actually, omg like literally go out into the world and discover new information, new people, new places, new this and new that and in some cases, omg, wait for it, you CAN even take your thoughts to the NEXT LEVEL and bring them forth into the world in the form of VOICING them which in turn means SHARING them with others, and at this point, you could either get a positive or a negative response, and I hope that it is the first because I would hate you to feel offended for someone disagreeing with you TSK TSK and you know, well, you don’t need a list of 10 fucking reasons why anything when you figure this shit out.
The end always validates what you thought at the beginning and that gives you a bit of a tingly feeling in your…
The last point validates your thoughts at point one in that you know you are wasting your life by clicking on the article in the first place but there is something about it that arouses your curiosity and before you know it you are balls deep in it and are hungry for more but you don’t know why and then it’s too late and you’ve gone too far and before you know it you’ve been eating Kale for an entire year and have lost all your friends and closest relationships because the Internet never said that would happen and not only did you lose that initial $97, you went on to lose it again and again when you were buying band-aids to put over the other band-aids despite the fact that beneath them all you just knew, just KNEW there was a gaping wound under there and that if you just asked the universe for guidance it would heal them and take away the pain but it never did and well yeah that is pretty much why these articles including this one are bullshit.