Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Morals

Thought for the day...

It is only in anarchy that you truly know a man's morals.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Her

I traveled far to see her
Envy her, covet her life
Steal her laughter
All I found were its echoes

I traveled time to see her
She has it all
If only she knew
She doesn't deserve it

With closed eyes I see her
Over and over, I could watch forever
Wishing things would change
Wishing that they wouldn't

You traveled far to see her
You knew her once, you say
She who doesn't exist anymore
Except as a shadow in my mind

You're too late, sir
She doesn't live here anymore
You're mistaken, sir
There's only me now

Thursday, April 09, 2015

On the golden rule

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" they say.

I disagree.


For instance, you may like being a recluse, but forcing that on others is simply imprisonment. And you may enjoy sky-diving, but forcing it on someone who's afraid of heights is simply torture. As is forcing a vegetarian to eat steak, your kid to play a sport he hates, someone to worship your deity, or to be your friend (this one would in fact get you a restraining order, so, just, don't).

And see, that's because, we're not in fact all the same. What you want is not what I want. 

Hence, here's my proposed amendment to the "golden rule":


Do unto others as they would have you do unto them.