Thursday, March 21, 2013

Anyway, People Die

Anyway, People Die 


 They say there are only two things in life that you can be sure of - death and taxes. Naturally it's the eventuality of these things occuring that is certain and not their nature and content.

But if there's anything else you can be certain of, it's that you will be inevitably, and at times constantly, faced with someone expressing an ignorant or ill-informed opinion that will make you decidedly angry.

And the more you learn, the more you come to understand the complexity of living, the more you will be amazed at the simplicity in which others approach it - as though your endeavours to realise every notion or idea in its entirety, the number of times you have changed your mind, considered the other side, tried to understand every point of view not matter how ridiculous, amount to nothing in the face of someone who can reduce it to an absolute, an "either/ or."

It's affronting. And depressing.

And given the certainty of this situation, why aren't we better at dealing with it?

I think I need a discourse with which to argue for the complexity of ideas. And have it - you know - mean something.