Monday, November 29, 2010

Be Excellent To Each Other

This picture here. It's something people refuse to do. Everyone these days is an object with a purpose. If you've ever wondered why nobody helps anyone, nobody gives to those who need it (or say they do anyway...), well, its because the second you do that you're being used by someone else. It's becoming an unfortunate truth.

It's no wonder nobody trusts anyone anymore. You can't even tell if the person standing on a street corner with a cardboard sign asking for help really needs it or if they are there collecting money from the poor saps that believe their fake sob story. I remember there was a news story on the TV where the reporter had followed one of the bums to his brand new Mercedes after a long day of bumming money on the street corner. He apparently made a LOT of money doing it too! And unfortunately, others who would do the same but hadn't thought of doing that, probably started afterward. There are some street corners where I see up to 3 people, one on each corner, wanting money.

I know you either are or have a friend who is the one that opens their home, and wallet, to their friends. The one person that is willing to pay for things so you can all have fun and party. But afterward, nobody is willing to do the same or even return the favor. Leeches. I was reading a post on craigslist the other day where a guy was just fed up with it. My own brother deals with it. I've dealt with it. There isn't any room for being nice to anyone. Decent people are becoming a rarity.

I for one would like to see this change. To be honest, I would like to see a lot of changes, especially in holidays. Think of the numbers when you see how much is spent on Christmas shopping, then consider how many of the things being bought as gifts are really necessary? Along with helping and giving normally, I wouldn't mind seeing everyone pooling together to do something for people that genuinely need it during the holidays. I don't mean simply doing a soup kitchen or handing out coats or blankets, that only alleviates the suffering of the homeless and achieves nothing in the long run. Do something for those that really need a helping hand to get back on their feet and get their lives back. As Dr. Horrible says, "You're treating a symptom while the disease rages on, consumes the human race. The fish rots from the head, so they say. So I'm thinking, why not cut off the head?". It's not a perfect metaphor.

Anyways, I got distracted. So here is why movies suck now...

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