Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I marvel at the sheer scale of modern cities; thousands of
strangers living completely separate lives bouncing into each other
without so much as a second glance. Sardines in cans of concrete
Massive machines of metal and oil that move us at speeds many
magnitudes more than our malleable mortal forms were ever meant to
go. Every day we commute distances that our ancestors wouldn't
travel in their entire lifetimes. Yet we expect these
incomprehensibly complicated contraptions that convey us to
continue perfectly every time, on time. And they usually do. We buy
and sell them for prices that could provide food to an entire
Bangladeshi village for a month.
Continent spanning networks of transmission lines, underwater
cables stretching across entire oceans, radio waves and microwaves
emitted and received in every pocket; billions upon
billions of dollars and entire adult lives devoted to
maintaining our ability to send a message across the globe in a
split second when those same words would have taken months in our
grandparents time. All so that under appreciative pricks like
ourselves can send meaningless shit like "sup babe wanna hook up"
to girls we've never even seen with our own eyes.
We all experience our own unique slice of this world; but that
isn't good enough for me. I want to know more, to
understand further, to delve into someone apart
from myself. The truest cure for arrogance is to face the infinite
breadth of that which you do not understand; that which you have
yet to achieve. Through that complexity, I cling to humility.
I also think about cute cats, pretty girls, fast cars and sex.
They're nice too.