Saturday, April 02, 2005

For Better Or Worse

What is your biggest goal in life? In what way do you want to be remembered? I was watching something on television. Little House on the Prairie, this recently released one that is being shown on Saturdays for the next few weeks. And it has really gotten me thinking, have we truly progressed? These people don't just work to provide, they work to survive. Now, some of you are saying, "I work to survive, I earn the money that keeps me secure." But, the option is there not to... and people take it. I take it. And truthfully, how many of us have the skills to survive if dollars meant nothing?

It is not just that, but in watching there was this... troubling sense of danger being around every corner. I almost want to scream at the television. "Don't stop to help the stranded wagon... move along. You could get mugged" What do they do, they say, "Hop in the wagon, oh yes that is a rather large carving knife..." Okay, so the people turned down the offer to hitch a ride with them, but the offer was made. And then, they get settled they find a piece of land... and there is this really squirrely fellow (cute in a sitcom) fodder for an institution nowadays. And they just say, "Hey, come on help us build our house... hang out with the girls. You got a little bit of drool there... oh what's that you want to use that noose to wipe it off... go right ahead"

Honestly, where the hell does it say you have to treat people like they exist? I mean really isn't it hurt them before they hurt us... don't trust them as far as you can throw them? I mean here was this nice family sitting in new territory.... a nice bit of isolation if you will. And they go and screw it up. Although to be fair, once some Indians came around they had the gun ready, good ol' American ingenuity there.

Okay, if you can't tell I am joking. If you want to take away something... anything from this. Let it be that: We all strive to be better, and sometimes we are too fearful... to see that we are walking backwards, but it does not mean we shouldn't keep trying, does it?

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