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About life and how we got screwed.


We have accepted to live in patterns, installed in daily routine without questioning anything, naturally, like good little soldiers. We were told from the very start that there was nothing like work for it produced health, and that it was essential to learn at school if we wanted to later have a good job, and start a family, the ultimate success. We saw our parents do this and it all seemed to be very normal.

Muxia is a small town in Galicia with its dilapidated port, its fishing boats, its calm and the warmth of the people from the south. We were greeted by a friendly port employee who hastened to moor us properly, with the sure gesture of those who take what they do to heart. Then she left on her folding bicycle, between the boards of the catways, some of which were at the end of their life. We found her at the harbor master's office, a small wooden hut that also served as a gas station. You could see a small Brittany flag on the wall just behind her. This nice person spoke a few words of French. She was there to take care of the gas station business and the port activities. She seemed tired of her day, rushing from task to task. She was doing a dull job with a smile and generously. It was very moving. She accepted her burden with grace.


We have accepted to live in patterns, installed in daily routine without questioning anything, naturally, like good little soldiers. We were told from the very start that there was nothing like work for it produced health, and that it was essential to learn at school if we wanted to later have a good job, and start a family, the ultimate success. We saw our parents do this and it all seemed to be very normal.

All in all, when we add it all up, the count isn't there, we've been fooled. No matter how much we take refuge in occasional pleasures, the fact remains that the inner void has settled in for a long time. The disenchantment is very real and sadness reigns deep down. But what happened, what did we miss ?

Well, we have followed a wrong model. We have blindly followed our elders, obediently, without questioning anything, too busy being a good little girl or a good little guy, to please our parents, to be like everyone else and to follow the herd. Does life boil down to getting a job, for the most part without much interest and found a family in which contradiction reigns, along with isolation, authority, conflicts ? This is what we have been offered ! Our elders have left us a world on the brink of ruins, in which terror and insecurity are the rules, and with the exploitation of individuals, dogmas of all kinds, 2000 years of religious propaganda and its share of guilt, corrupt morals and judgment. And we, docile little brats, have accepted everything as a whole without questioning anything.

We got fooled !!! By dint of conformism we have settled in comfort and the incessant craving for security.

But the important thing has been forgotten : to give us a real education, and not the academic one that leads the individual to become completely mindless, ambitious and selfish. We are talking here about a worthy education, with love, and no spanking, you see. Not that of parental authority, which is a form of violence. No, an education where you are allowed to think for yourself, without judgment, and question everything. An education that encourages curiosity, living free from images and social status, cooking, repairing. An education that allows us to be independent, to find what passion means, discover that love is not possession nor jealousy, that marriage too often boils down to a mutual exploitation contract, and that life offers the possibility of discovering something other than the mediocrity of everyday life.

We haven't been taught either that the state of our relationship is critical. None of this has been explained to us, nor of the nature of thought, the individual, death, love, pleasure, time and beauty. We have not been taught that society is a mirror of who we are, thus reflecting the state of our chaotic relationships. As Céline said "we entered life, like a slobbery crab, missing legs, moving backwards…"

But there is still time to make a change, see what is, and act on it. Please don't ask how. That would boil down to accepting a system, a method, an authority, a guru, anything that is false. Because there is no method, you have to move forward alone, it's a road without a compass, you just have to open your eyes wide, not be afraid to start from scratch and make a clean sweep the past. Courage for yourself alone !

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So glad to find this site…. I so agree with it all….. no, I am not weird

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tgeschals
tgeschals
Apr 28, 2022
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Thank you.

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