I believe that nothing is ours forever.
The watch you wear, “your” house, “your” books,
it is only yours while you are alive.
There is no true ownership.
That is why we have all these rules creating the illusion that there is.
A hard truth does not need to be backed up.
I believe our biggest problem is that we don’t want any problems.
Or that we would be happy without them.
I ask you.
What would you do if you could not solve problems?
I believe eating and drinking too much are signs of emotional distress and they need to be taken seriously.
Things turn out badly if you drink too much.
No need for scientific references here, this fact has been carved into many a soul.
I also believe that values you don’t live by are not values, but ideals.
That is why I quit drinking.
A side benefit of this is that it showed me who my real friends are.
Real friends are people you don’t have to get drunk with.
I’m not a religious man but I don’t mind if others are,
for that would be religious too.
I told my psychologist I am not spiritual.
She laughed out loud, and I healed.
She laughs every time I say something that is so obviously untrue.
She laughs a lot.
I like that kind of therapy. It is very genuine and uncomplicated.
I love being in the ocean by myself
I get excited when the big waves come and hope I always will
I feel insignificant every time a wave smashes me into the sand
I love feeling insignificant
It is an effective way of escaping my own consciousness
My bewildering ambition and manifestation anger
I love the things I hate because they determine who I am
Self-discovery provides me with a sense of direction
And one needs direction
Because there is only one thing worse than not having a choice.
Having a choice.
So by all means, limit your own choices by your values,
by the things you love and the things you hate.
You can always determine what you want by determining what you don’t
There is no shame in not wanting some things in your life.
There is only shame in misliving.
Sometimes I feel lost for no reason
That’s when I drive to a gas station
Watching the cars go by
All those lives, all the laughter, all the tears
I’m drinking coffee and I watch
This ritual soothes me
Sometimes I entertain the thought
that everyone who listens to me listens only
so that I can speak and hear myself
and discover what I think and feel
I am saying nothing new
And everyone is doing me this huge favour
I feel grateful for being alive every day
If the universe is happy to give me one more day, well, so am I
So am I