i know you have to take everything with a grain of salt, including 'zeitgeist.' but i think i'm about to gag on that tiny granule. we've all read 1984. we've all read brave new world. i'll admit a small amount of depraved and exhibitionistic romance at the idea of living a perpetually-observed life, but the fun evaporates when it ultimately affects my ability to function as a free-thinking individual. "i'm a human being, god damn it! my life has value!"
it's weird to be blogging about something not completely flippant. i don't really like to take things SO seriously.
i know you can't believe everything the media puts in your face. i know the more information you have, the better choices you're going to make. but where do you get good information? i'm feeling a little like agent mulder: trust no one. i know that there is more corruption than anyone expects or imagines. i know that a society living in fear is scarily susceptible to the power of suggestion.
so now what?
i know that i'm a good and generally moral person. i doubt i would have ever needed a law or commandment to convince me not to kill someone or to vandalize someone else's property. i know that i'm happy for the most part. i know that, even when i feel incredibly and inconsolably poor, i'm rich in love, friends, a good sense of humor, and an open-minded, can-do attitude. i have a job that's rewarding in a way that money can't be. i have a faithful, honest, kind husband, who is my partner in finding the light in the dark and getting shit done.
i know that no future is set in stone, and i know that i won't and can't be consumed by conspiracy theories. that's not the point. i don't know what else to do but be responsible for myself and rally around other good, smart, capable people.
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
well said, jimi.