Sunday, February 6, 2011

Life: The Saddest Place to Live

A hard reality of life: you can’t help everyone. In fact, the more you try the more you realize people are the only ones that can help themselves and there is little you can do in the processes. The majority of problems are things that you can not fix.

It’s not like a dance step where you can explain it and everything’s all better.

Between life’s disappointments, Mallow’s hierarchy of needs, specifically Esteem and Self Actualization, never fully reached, and everything else in between I think it’s pretty reasonable to say life is a sad sad place to live.

Even Plato understood that. His words of advice: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

I was with my mom and my sister the other day, walking through Ikea when I saw the most unmanly thing I’ve seen for a while. A couple were walking and the pregnant woman was caring a chair and a big bag. What was he carrying? Starbucks coffee. Other way around please!



  1. oh my gosh- he deserves to have that hot coffee dumped on his head. rightnow. not a second to lose. Idiot.

  2. I didn't even think of that, but you are right! Now I wish that I'd tipped his coffee over when I walked by! On accident of course... :D

  3. Omg, this sounds disgusting!! To hopefully make him feel worse, I'd suggest comign up to a woman asn offerign to help her out and then mention that you can help her poor husband (or whoever he was) carry his coffe too lol