Crazy Ideas

Chocolate chip cookies were invented on accident. According to legend, the baker thought the chocolate chunks would cover the cookies (when one runs out of ingredients and has to fill an order of cookies, sometimes a harebrained scheme seems logical or at least worthwhile). Said baker was wrong. The result was a happy mistake. Now we have chocolate chip cookies.

Ideas like this don’t always end happily, but they can contribute to progress either way. Coming up with crazy ideas is part of the process of inventing things. It is also part of the process of having fun for anyone who isn’t old or boring. In this case, as long as the person isn’t concerned about what harm he inflicts on himself or anyone/anything else, it is best to act before thinking so as not to be dissuaded or discouraged by logic. After all, if you’re eating goat and you break open the leg bone, you will be able to get a taste of the delicious bone marrow.

Ideas like this one aren’t always good, but they’re entertaining for everyone watching. Furthermore, they contribute to progress by teaching people the difference between good and bad ideas – both of which can be considered “crazy” depending on what they are. For example: sand + idea = computer chip? Good idea. Crazy, but good. Tying a reindeer to a sled and expecting it to actually fly? Just crazy.

People could save a lot of time if they only tried the good crazy ideas, but then we wouldn’t learn as much and we wouldn’t have as much potential for entertainment. This is why it is good to occasionally do something unusual and have it not work out. It’s a learning experience. (Unless you have short-term memory loss in which case: Chocolate chip cookies were invented on accident. According to legend blah blah blah et cetera. This legend was created partly on accident due to the fact that the person writing it ran out of ink and couldn’t go out and buy more because it was rather late at night and the stores were all closed. When the stores opened the next day, he forgot what he was going to write about and decided to leave it as it was.)

Persevere

The world is full of people who are unworthy of the air you or I breathe. That is a fact. They sit around doing basically nothing all day eating our food, running up debt and so on. They can be easily replaced in the blink of an eye and if they died, their deaths would make absolutely no difference. Some of them are homeless while others just sit in their parents’ basement waiting to die as they waste away in front of a television surrounded by half-eaten foodstuffs. Some of them don’t even have jobs and the ones that do don’t make a difference. These people have given up on life.

Plenty of them probably used to have the potential to accomplish things, but because of this or that excuse, they no longer have that potential. Maybe they could’ve worked a little harder or gotten out of bed a little earlier so they could’ve gotten more done, but they didn’t. They chose a life similar to that of a house plant instead of a life of achievement and good honest work and, as consequence, they will probably die alone and unloved and will have to wait a few days or weeks before their corpse is found rotting on the floor because no one liked them enough to check on them regularly.

Through their lazy self-sacrifice, the rest of us can see what our lives will become if we give up. These couch potatoes have given the rest of us the opportunity to realize what we are doing wrong so we can change our ways and not end up like them. No one wants to be the person who gets a slur keyed into their car because they can’t drive, and non-automobile life works similarly in that the frequency of consequences like this can be decreased if one learns how to behave correctly.

Back in a time and place I’m pretending to remember, people didn’t have the option to be this lazy in the first place. For example: the Spanish Inquisition probably made everyone a lot less likely to sleep in instead of going to church. I’m not suggesting that everyone start going to church, but that could be replaced by other things like college, the grocery store, or the end of the driveway closely followed by the garbage bin. You are your own worst enemy in your lack of willpower. But I digress.

There are other things standing in your way besides you. Maybe it’s financial issues or those horrible, pathetic excuses for drivers that were mentioned a little while ago. What you have to remember is that it’s only okay to give up in moderation (I’m not even purposely being a bad role model – if you seriously are incapable of doing something, then it’s okay to admit it and give up). If you should do something and you can do whatever it is, then there’s no good excuse for you to not do it. Even if you have to do something that seems impossible, you still have to do it. It’s non-optional and not doing something required of you will always bring consequences. Maybe it won’t be as bad as losing your house after not paying your bills, but things like your reputation can be damaged. A person’s reputation can only be damaged so many times before he or she becomes the person with the slur on his or her car.

Of course, there are people who try and don’t give up too. They try and try, but life keeps throwing wrenches in their plans. They may want to give up on life, but that’s called being a spineless coward with no ability to handle reality. (Wait- that’s too long. Let’s just call it “cowardice”.) Their ability to persevere is admirable and their sleeping schedules are probably abominable, yet they are an impressive type. The trick to successful perseverance is somewhere between this act of stretching oneself too thin and the cough potato lifestyle. Persevere enough to be happy and have a good life, but not enough to make yourself die of exhaustion (I once read a news article about a guy who did that, so apparently it actually is possible to work yourself to death).

So, in short, persevere. Then take a nap. Then repeat from step one. Continue ad infinitum.

Directionless Youth Part II

As was preciously mentioned, modern youth is largely directionless partly on account of their lack of familial support. Relatives have become emotionally and socially distant from each other and, in doing so, have caused the younger family members some confusion and distress. Youth now looks to people such as morally-depraved celebrities and athletes for guidance because they currently lack decent role models. However, even young people who don’t look to these types for guidance may still pick someone unfit to lead them as a role model.

Maybe the person they choose instead is a friend their age who doesn’t have quite enough life experience to lead, or maybe it is a brainwashed leader of a religion bent on doing more harm than good. It could even be something as trivial and untrustworthy as a character on a television show, but in any case the end result is often largely the same. The person ends up making bad decisions or not knowing what to do in life because they didn’t have someone smart to give them good advice. In addition to this, they will probably end up listening to someone who will inevitably give them bad advice. This bad advice can come from seemingly-unlikely sources even if the person giving the advice means well.

One such “unlikely” source is the grandparents of the young person or people in question. These are members of the “Boomer Generation” – “Boomers” if you will. That single generation alone has depleted a portion of the world’s resources which is shockingly large for a single group of people to do in such a short amount of time. They have outsourced jobs to Asia for short-term profits, thereby dooming the generations following them to a lifetime of hardship and searching for employment. They have allowed and even encouraged mass immigration and race mixing, both of which have severely threatened the existence of the European race and caused disharmony in the affected nations. They have set up an economic system that allows them to take all the money they want from their children and grandchildren – one which leaves these descendants of theirs to pay off the debt they created. They played a key role in plunging the United States into the worst debt it has ever known. And yet, they claim that merely by being old they therefore have the right to tell everyone what to do whilst assuming they are right about everything (even with no evidence backing them up) and refusing to listen to anyone who disagrees with them or tries to explain how harmful their opinions and actions have been and still are.

They are wolves in sheeps’ clothing and cannot be trusted with important life decisions. This is obvious because, as we can see, they could not be trusted to run a nation either. Unfortunately, some modern young people still listen to their grandparents regarding important matters when it would be a better idea for them to trust other people – even their more distant ancestors or their own instincts. These youth assume that their grandparents know what is best simply because they have been around for a while. This assumption is incorrect and may result in more people continuing to act like Boomers throughout their lives. That likely would not end well in one way or another.

It is because of people like these ones that it is of the utmost importance for modern youth to put a large amount of effort into finding acceptable people to listen to – people who are intelligent and experienced in the workings of the world among other things. Being few in number, they are not easy to find; however, they are worth the effort as without them it is somewhat more difficult to survive and lead a good and healthy life.