it's funny to think that my existence will be erased from this word as soon as it was brought into being. i'm not significant enough to be remembered for more than two generations, nor are most other people. i wonder sometimes, how many people are living the same life as me-- meaningless in the long run and awfully insignificant. i am but a single grain of sand and nobody but myself is actually affected by my existence.
someday, i will be forgotten and swept under the rug as if i had never existed, because, as far as most people are concerned, i haven't. so what truly is the point of an organized, generic life if there's nothing in it for me. at the cease of it all, i'll end up the same as everyone who lived before me; i'll go to school, get a job, work my ass off, and then die. the worst part is, i don't exist to anyone but a select few people who are living that same very generic life as i am.
and even then, someday, i'll forget them and they'll forget me or we'll both be dead and won't remember anyone, let alone the insignificance that is each other. it's inevitable, this pointless enigma that we call life.
anyways, i'm back lol
@_kuroonavirus_ I guess it depends on why. Are you doing something positive to be remembered or are you doing it just because it's nice? You also have to ask, what is true happiness? Is it total and complete satisfaction all the time, or is it finding the joy in the good moments, in the little things? Like noticing the way leaves fall off a tree, petting cute dogs, or that feeling you get when you eat good food after a long and stressful day. Ultimately life has whatever menaing you give to it. A lot of people throughout history such as political figures, war heroes, etc feared being forgotten, which is why they were so desperate to make a name for themself. But ultimately, what is being remembered by history? What does it do, really? Why do our actions have to be big and memorable to make an impact? Sometimes it is just a kind word or gesture that helps someone through the day and they might forget it later on, but that doesn't mean it was pointless. (This is really interesting btw, I'm not trying to argue, I genuinely find your point fascinating)
@AquaGloss right but what's the point of one positive action if they will forget about it the next day? didn't really do them much good. it suits me much better to stay out of their way, to be honest. that way, i don't have a chance of affecting their lives in a negative way. as for being happy, i'm not sure anyone can truly be happy and/or satisfied with the bland lives we live today. and was it? damn lmfao- we really have never had a single original thought.
@_kuroonavirus_ I've actually thought about this before. I came to the conclusion that it doesn't matter if I'm not remembered in the eyes of history, just that I make a positive impact in the lives of others and don't worry so much about being successful in life, just about being happy and enjoying the time I've been given. If I remember correctly, this was actually a conversation between Zuko and Uncle Iroh lol
@-H4DEZ she just goes out of her way to ask the people she’s interviewing the most uncomfortable and strange questions, even after the express their discomfort for it. for instance, poor taylor swift was clearly not okay with the questions being asked by ellen every single time she was on the show.