Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Living - as we know it...

to live
–verb (used without object)
1. to have life, as an organism; be alive; be capable of vital functions: all things that live.

Living is one of the few things I figured would be simple. It is what we all should be doing from the moment we were born until the moment we die. Simple. In other words, there is no "Meaning of Life" and no greater purpose to achieve. Humans are simply built, like every other organism on this earth, to be alive for a time, reproduce at some point, and then die. And this is how we lived many, many years ago. We just wanted our species to survive, is all.

Today, it is all very different. I don't know when, but somewhere along the way of our existance we got the idea that we were better than all the other species on this planet. Because we could think, and talk, we figured that we no longer belonged to the animal kingdom. After all, we were so different from the other species.

Ridiculous, but I shall overlook that for now.

We really like thinking that we are better than everyone else, and perhaps there is nothing wrong with that. It still remains a fact though. Just like we are greedy and selfish. All of these qualities have led, or rather forced, us to believe that we deserve the perfect life. A life that consists of wealth, hard work, education and perhaps even love. Without realizing it, we once again strive to be better than others. After a while, we care about nothing else than our own success, our own selfish ambitions. Suddenly, life got a lot more complicated.

I am not claiming to be any different than the rest. I too, would like nothing more than to live the glorious life full of beautiful dresses, grand apartments and extravagant meals. I most likely would not even care about anything else as long as I was happy. It would be useless to pretend otherwise.

In the end, it is rather funny... No matter how much you twist and turn it, life, whether it is treating you well or not, will always be about you. And it will never be simple. It's just human nature.

So perhaps we really are different than the animals. After all, I have never seen a lion, or wolf for that matter, be so selfish unless it concerned their survival.

Oh, and I have no idea where I was going with this. I just needed it out of my system and since this is not an IB essay it does not really have to have a point.

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