Saturday, January 17, 2009

I swear to god i'm not stoned right now.

Ok, so i've been thinking a-lot about hatred lately. It's been around for as long as mankind has walked the Earth, varying in size, quality, efficiency and devastation every time it is put into action. It's only recently that i've started to realize how much of it goes around, so much so that i've come to the conclusion that it is not only our initial reaction to pretty much everything, but also the most prominent state of mind we're ever bound to encounter.
Unfortunately, what a-lot of people don't realize is that it's completely pointless. And not pointless in the stinky hippy, love everything, Mr. Optimism positive vibes champion way. It is actually physically, mentally and scientifically useless to anyone that exudes it for the purpose of self benefit and/or the intention of causing pain.

Now, for the record, this is just an epiphany and my explanation may not be perfect or completely tangible, but i'm going to do my best to get the message across.

Say someone or something pisses you off or upsets you. The average human's reaction to this generally ends up as the following:

1. Your sense of well-being or social standing has been threatened and the only way to get back to your previous state is to belittle or attack that which has caused said emotional disarray. Thus, putting things back on an even keel. Aka, Revenge.

2. You are threatened, intimidated or unfamiliar with something. The only way to deal with it is to portray it in a negative light because if you don't know anything about it, how are you going to be aware of the positivity that it may hold? Aka, Bias, Criticism.

3. You just really don't fucking like something. You don't know why, you don't care and you don't care to know why. Aka, you're pretty much an asshole and may/may not be aware of it.

In my experience (all 23 years of it) the above three forms of hatred are the most present and most applicable to my theory. And here it is.
Picture your hatred as a ship and the feelings you intend to portray as the cargo. Now, you want to send this ship and it's cargo for the sole purpose of fucking shit up at it's destination.
The sea that this ship will travel on is full of action, reaction, all sorts of emotions and a whole lot of uncertainty. Your ship (hatred) and it's cargo (the intended result) are bound to encounter all of these things in it's travels but both will remain relatively unaffected by them because of the intensity and speed at which it is sent off. That is until it meets our little friends, the logic pirates.

That's right people, i invented the logic pirates for my theory.

You see, these pirates are smart. Smarter than you, smarter than the destination and they pretty much rule the seven seas of hatred. They are the enforcers of emotional law, the shining beacons of common sense and should never be judged because of their 'pirate' tag.
The sole mission of these pirates (logic) is to rob your ship of it's cargo and leave it completely bare, only to arrive at it's destination stripped of it's intentions and whatever else you had planned for it.

This is where my idea of pointlessness comes along.
The emotions and intentions you want your target to feel will always completely differ from what your target experiences simply because you are not them and they are not you. This is logic at it's most simple. It's impossible to transfer a thought or a particular feeling to another person without it being misconstrued and rendered pointless at it's destination.
On the other (more beneficial) hand, if the above ship stays docked, the intention remains with it's sender (you) and will not have to take the completely pointless journey from point A to point B. In other words, if you keep your mouth shut and your greasy opinion to yourself, you can focus that energy on more important things like your career and the possibility of casual sex. Then you can sit back and watch as all your focus on the positive things will have completely disintegrated your ship and it's cargo and you can go back to being smarter and better off than whatever it was you wanted to hate on in the first place.

I know that no-one (aside from devout psychopaths) is going to take this seriously but i just wanted to put it out there that hatred IS actually pointless and your time and effort is best spent elsewhere. This post isn't aimed at anyone in particular and if it was, it would include myself especially. We're all guilty of it but we're also all capable of putting it aside for the greater good.

And should you ever feel the need to hate on something, start a blog. You're safe behind your computer and all repercussions can be avoided by a swift mouse click to the shut down window.


Niki said...

You're totally right and incredibly smart when stoned...well you could be all the time but I only just met you!

I've always figured it was pointless but mainly because I don't like to feel anger or hate - it consumes you. Best to be the bigger person and get on with your life. ;)

Nice blog btw - very funny! :)

Streeter said...

good call duder