||[Nov. 15th, 2006|12:43 pm]
Why is it that we live in a society where we require a piece of paper (the constitution) to let us know that we have the right to pursue happiness? We live in such a way that we spend our lives pursuing happiness, and by the time we reach happiness, there is very little of life left to enjoy it. When we were children, we did tasks because we enjoyed them, even if such tasks required a lot of hard work and caused us to wake up the next day almost too sore to move, we still did it, because it was fun. Now we've grown up, and we sit in classrooms learing so that we can get jobs that will make us happy. But what if I want to be happy now? What if I don't want to wait? I love art. I would love to spend every day making pottery or drawing pictures, but I can't. "Well sure you can!" you might say, but the truth is, I can't. Even though art is my passion, our society is such that I have to set aside my passion to get a job that will be art related, but not really what I want to be doing. Why? because we require money to live, so we set aside our wants and needs to be happy in order to conform to society. I feel that I do not belong in this society. I would love nothing more than to have been born a member of an indigenous tribe somewhere...working for what I need to survive then spending the rest of my time enjoying life and my passions...sigh|
That is all.