January 15th, 2010

puffin

The perennial but rhetorical question, "Why?"

The perennial but rhetorical question, "Why?"
Why am I here? Why are humans self-aware? Why do we have the urge to create beauty, art and solidity; and to "leave something behind" for posterity?
By asking that question we find a need to create a reason for our existence and so we create deities, philosophies and religions. Then the inevitable wars, hatred and distrust appear, wreaking a different type of creativity on the planet. That of death, disease and hunger. An unintended legacy of destruction is created.
Did there need to be a reason? Humans evolved and die. The end.






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Another philosophical drabble

Humans are destined to merely be fertilizer for the planet. For some reason we live for some time in a self-aware state (between infant-hood and senility, at least) while our bodies grow and age, becoming a self contained package in an ideal fertilizer state. Yes, once we are fertilizing, there are others going through that process that we call life and there will, unless we kill the planet, be others to come in the future. Thus we toil to create and work to build a legacy to leave behind for these future fertilizers. Isn't that nice of us?






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Note to self

Keep Scrivener open at all times. Option-tab to it every now and then. Write. Copy and paste to Xjournal or similar.

Scrivener's word-count facility make writing drabbles of exactly 100 words easy to write. YMMV, of course, and Scrivener is a mac only app, I am afraid. For once us mac users get something amazing that you non-Apple personal computer users do not! It is usually the other way around and windoze P.C. users get games and software that are not available on the mac (or *nix or any other operating system that is more stable than windoze).

Yeah - just sayin'. Just my £0.02p.