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Something I said to someone I know.

Dude, omg, this rocks.

I like it when this shit happens for people, and they're all "HOLY SHIT" about it. When you step back, you see all these scared shitless people running around in circles. Humanity is so fucked up, it's beautiful.

Take a risk. Risk everything. Risk is the only way to test yourself, make sure you are really, truly alive. There is pain at the end of everything, and the worst that could happen often does but you know what? Fucking hell, it's all there is. I mean, i'm babbling, fine whatever, but the only real thing you have is now and the decisions you make define who you are from moment to moment, so be the ballsy punk rock motherfucker you'll look back and admire, not the cautious tool letting fear own his every motivation. Or whatever. I think the only thing really worth knowing is how to connect and communicate with others, so I'm a little retarded.

And now back to your regularly scheduled cynical Kamio
I can totally see where you're coming from on the kids issue. I don't want children, and I never have. I don't see that changing, and I think I would be a horrible parent so it's all for the best. I have great admiration for this pearl of wisdom which dropped from the lips of a new friend last week as we picked purposefully through a rack of skimpy $1 underwear in a factory-2-U store:
Me: (responding to a young, totally disinterested, glassy-eyed mother who completely ignored her WAILING, SHRIEKING, HIDEOUS baby as she wandered through the store) "Why do people have children? I mean, honestly, do they feel like the HAVE to?"
My Friend, without missing a beat: "I'd rather have a tapeworm."

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khrist_atlanta
Jun. 17th, 2004 12:11 pm (UTC)
Hope you don't mind me crashing your LJ. I'm a friend of Mopmonster :).

I just wanted to say right f*cking on! From January 2000-December 2002, I was one of those idiots who was ruled by fear. I was practically a prisoner in my own home. Kinda understandable given that our apartment complex was turning into Crackville, but I digress... Even when really cool opportunities came by, I'd sit and kill any chance of going for it with the what-ifs. Then, I moved out of Crackville and life has been great ever since. I've tried to be more open to new experiences and it's helped me reconnect with my fellow humans. I don't have the most active social life in the world, but at least I have one now with real friends here who love me.

About kids... I applaud people who want to remain childfree. It's all about making the best decision for your future, not bending to the wills of others. I want kids myself, but that's because I know for certain that my husband and I will be involved parents, not the glassy-eyed [and frighteningly all too common] example of a poor excuse for a parent that you gave. I won't see my children as status symbols, fashion accessories, or mealtickets [no public assistance for me - I'm young, strong, and able to work]. I hope that you are always happy with your decision and that people will respect your life choice. If they want kids around so damned bad, THEY can have them and leave you alone!