Monday, September 27, 2010

Fate

So today I decided to get metaphysical on yo' ass, by talking about fate. Is everything predetermined? Are we just living our lives with zero control over what happens next? These questions will probably never be answered by anyone haha so I'm not going to try. What I am going to do however is shed some light on the situation through one simple example, I'll give you my opinion, and you can draw your own conclusions. Let's examine the lifespan of a frog. The frog is hatched in water where it swims around as a tadpole/sperm looking bastard. It gathers nutrients and does various tadpole things which I cannot describe because I don't really know shit about them. This tadpole then miraculously changes into a frog that finds its new home on land where it eats bugs. The frog doesn't bother anyone, it just goes through life existing, munching on insects and acting like someone whose really high all the time. Let's say this little guy decides he's tired of chilling at his current location, so he decides to pack his shit and move. On this journey however; he must cross a street. He thinks to himself, "Fuck it, I've done this before and I'll do it again." He takes one hop in the street and...KABLAAAM....It's the last hop he ever takes. He's just been run over by a car. Popped like a pimple on the road and laid to bake into the asphalt until he is decomposed beyond recognition. Was this fate? Was this little frog who was just chillin', getting high with his friends alive, only to die at the tread of some low pro 22" Giovanna wheels? I don't know the answer to this question, but I think fate is bullshit. Everything has to die, one way or another and in this case, the frog got smushed by a tire plain and simple. If you think I'm a douche for saying that, let's look at the scale of fate when it comes to death. The amount of death in the world (for every single living organism) is simply an unfathomable number, so how then can there be a "fated" plan for every last living thing? I just don't believe that some superior force sat down and mapped out the lives of hundreds of trillions of living/once living things and developed a meaning for all of them. It just seems a wee bit unreasonable to me. If I were this superior being/force, I know I would just sit back smoke a divine blunt and watch all my creations do crazy shit with all their free will and instincts. What's the fun in knowing what's going to happen, especially when you're divine and you created everything to have specific qualities? If this divine being just let shit play out, it would be like watching the longest most epic movie of all time 24 hours 7 days a week for eternity. What divine being wouldn't want to sit back and watch that? Besides, the effort to make a fated life for everything would just be absurd, no one especially divine beings would waste that much time and effort. Below is a re-enactment of what a divine being may have looked like when planning the fate of some individuals...

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1 comment:

  1. Hi there could you give me any info on the image in this post? Im trying obtain a print of and google lead me here:-) may thanks

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