I feel it is time to say "enough about me, let's talk about life for a while". There is only so much one can say about one's self, right?
Um, no, I didn't think so either. But I am pretty much the same as ever. Nothing cataclysmic happened this weekend. I am still the same species, and still disguising myself as a mad scientist, when in actual fact I am just... mad. So let us take a peak at what is happening in the rest of the world:
Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai lost his wife in an alleged "accident". A pain I hope I never have to suffer. What more can be said?
US: A man shot up a church.
South Africa: Zuma announces that the next government will deal harshly with corruption. Let us take a moment to digest these words.
I assume he means that if any politician has the gall to avoid being corrupt, a machine gun will point out the error of his/her ways.
UK: A minister was splattered with green custard.
The usual then. Life streams on.
I have never been a glass-half full person. But I don't think of myself as a pessimist either. I don't have constant opinions about anything.
Today I feel fairly nihilistic. Nihilism is a misunderstood concept. Nietzsche tried to come up with ways to improve life here and now, not to negate it. He believed that the way we live now is what negates life.
Time moves forward, no matter what we do. It is unstoppable. People always think the world is going to end. The world is not going to end. Perhaps our tiny world as we know it will end some day, but time and matter will continue to plod along regardless. There is no meaning at all except that which we take from our experience of life. We have now, so we should make the most of it.
I certainly don't always think this way. I wish my opinions could be stable but then I would probably be sane. An unfortunate side effect. Belief is not something I am capable of. Ever.
Nevertheless, it is quite a liberating thing to feel. Nietzsche was on to something.