Friday, 9 March 2007

Life is a venn diagram?


I guess then, there are three ways to respond to the human paradox (the universe being pointless, yet finding ourselves full of point);

1: Deny it exists, and submit to the Lord - he who gives us absolute meaning, morality and eternal salvation. It's a shame it's an illusion. It really is.

2: Medicate it away. Perhaps our most common response. Drugs, 1-way entertainment and banality give us the balm we need to ease our existential angst. In this, we confuse happiness with an absence of pain.

3: Accept the paradox for what it is, and suffer the consequences. Both good and bad.

Me? I bounce between 2 & 3 by the hour...

M'off to watch some friday night TV.

8 comments:

Mojoey said...

Does Alcohol fit in number 2, because if it does I manage to do 2 and 3 together all the time?

jamon said...

I guess it does ;)

Louie said...

I guess there are other responses. Suicide or revolution maybe? Nice pic btw.

jamon said...

Your right Louie, the problem with amateur blog theories is you're limited by width :-). Or is that breadth?

Louie said...

Was that a back-handed compliment. :)

jamon said...

In a way it was. It was actually a self put-down. I reverted to my You Tendency there.

You know I'm a fan ;)

Murph said...

If the drug of choice in #2 is the lord of #1, then #1, #2, and #3 are all the same thing?

jamon said...

If the Lord is a drug of choice, then it's a choice invoked by man, surely?

Ergo, 1,2 & 3 remain distinct.

If, on the other hand the god of #1 is real then 1,2 & 3 are meaningless?

Hang on, if 3 men take 34 minutes to dig a hole....