...he cast no shadow.
Time only passes once. Each planck's constant of time will only ever present itself once in the entire course of cosmic history. Hundreds of thousands of them just passed as i write this sentence. I'm too lazy to do the math, but think about it. How much time spent memorizing moral nilais that will never come back? How many of us have complained and ranted about the pointlessness of our high-school lives, particularly the academic aspects so mandatorily imposed upon us to no avail?
Every time i look into the mirror,
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by like dust to dawn
Isn't that the way
Everybody's got their dues in life to pay?
All our hopes and dreams, creativity so mercilessly mutilated by people we never chose who control the course of the first 12-18 years of our lives. That's about a quarter of our lives, wasted learning things and building foundations and the cores of our being, but not of our own choice. How many of us have been given the opportunity to chase our dreams, live as free as they could, unbounded by the norms of the majority of the world who've decided that we need money to survive? Is this what has become of our world in an attempt to maintain balance and justice?
Half my life
Is in books' written pages
Lived and learned from fools
& from sages
You know it's true
All the things come back to you
What happened to the pursuit of happiness as a life goal as opposed to the animalistic instinct to reproduce through attraction through success? As we trudge forward technologically, our philosophical and spiritual minds rot and decay into the meaningless limbo between life and death. (And by spirituality i do not mean religion) The 20th century has brought forth raping of our sanity, save for the minority who strive to preserve the sacredness of the Human mind, like Michio Kaku, Stephen Hawkings etc. But a prime example of how far back Man has fallen from their balanced exponential technological & spiritual growth in the Renaissance can be seen from the prestigious Time's 100 Most Influential People of the Year, where in 2008, Stephenie Meyer ranked #49 while intellectuals like Michio Kaku did not make the cut. I feel truly ashamed for my fellow humans.
But well, since high school is coming to and end, i lack the time nor drive to enter a full-scale rant. This comic shall suffice :) Please click to enlarge.
Coloured yellow for your convenience, cause i want everyone to read this. ;)
Where do i go from here? Why do i have to always follow these shadows? One day, i'll either thank you for shoving me in the right direction or blame you for ruining my life. I hope you can bear the pressure. The same way, i don't know if i should hate you or thank you for showing me the nature of Man to be selfish, biased and hypocritical.
P.S, Dear reader : I suppose you don't get sarcasm, huh?
Sing with me,
Sing for the year,
Sing for the laughter,
Sing for the tears,
Sing with me,
If it's just for today,
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away
Dream on, dream on, dream on
Dream until your dreams come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on, dream on, Dream on, Dream on, Dream On, Dream On
'As they took his soul they stole his pride'