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October 25, 2020

Mardian’s Misanthropy

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A Wannabe Artist’s Manifesto

“Sometimes I think I was born just a little behind or ahead of my time.”
-Billy Vera and the Beaters

So, there’s a reason why I don’t really watch TV anymore.  It’s not the usual, “TV rots your mind” spiel either.  It’s because every time I watch TV, the things I see make me lose hope in the human race.  I really do.  It makes me believe that we’re no different from animals.

Unfortunately, being at home-home for the time being, I get very little TV-respite.

I mean, sure there are a few things on tv that spark a little glimmer of hope, but they seem vastly outnumbered by their not-so-illuminating counterparts.

Maybe I’m wrong in the assumption that television is reflective of society as a whole. Perhaps this world isn’t overpopulated with hate-filled, self-absorbed, materialistic, fundamentalist, money-grubbing, mercenary bastards. It’s probably just that the altruistic are underrepresented.  It’s not marketable.

Anyway, I guess I’m saying all this because I’m getting really tired of being told who I’m supposed to be, how I’m supposed to live, and what I’m supposed to accomplish. And of course, it’s not just TV, it’s the people around me too.  They like to tell me what’s important, ask me why I’m not making any strides towards these important things, and dismiss me when I speak to the contrary.

So here goes: I don’t give a fuck.  I don’t give a fuck about your fancy car, your designer clothes, or the 8-bedroom condo you bought in the middle of fuckin nowhere.  Who gives a shit about your salary that’s twice mine, or the vacation you took to timbuktu so you could be more “worldly,” whatever the fuck that means to you.

Just to let you know, this isn’t an attack on you, cuz I’m not talking to anyone in particular.  It’s attack on an idea, a value system, a value system that isn’t for me.  I’m not hating.  I’m just saying, don’t expect me to share  your values.

You know what’s important to me?  What’s really important to me?  Creation. (It’s the opposite of War, hehe.)

Dammit, I’m tired.  I’ll finish this later.

2 thoughts on “Mardian’s Misanthropy

  1. creation. create art, create music, create culinary delights, create profit, create work, create services, create life. Your life yours to make.

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