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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The unexamined life

Socrates once said that the unexamined life is not worth living. how many of us actually stop to examine our lives? You would be hard-pressed to find somebody who "stops and smells the roses", let alone someone who picks the rose, examines it, and actually enjoys the little break from this hectic life. though "structured" society would not permit it, one of my dreams is to actually own my own land, without having to pay taxes to a government that took it over illegally in the first place, and just living off the land with a family. instead, this society we live in forces us to live life fast and die young. the biggest reason fast food companies are doing so well; despite the fact that they are the equivalent of eating a tub of lard in between fried buns, is because of the limited time most people have because of this extremely fast-paced society. as a society, we all need to slow down and examine our lives; what makes us truly happy (don't even think the answer is money), what makes us feel whole, and as a result of this examination, we can stop trying to fill the hole in all of us with cash.
Lemme know what you think, post comments, and I promise I'll read them.

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