Saturday, June 21, 2008

It's been a long time coming, but I know a change gonna come. . .

I am seceding from society. You might find these five words to be somewhat impetuous and possibly even foolish, but, after a lot of thought, it’s what I think is the best course of action.
Now, I know what you’re probably thinking. “Adam, what are you talking about? Secede from society? You can’t do that!” Well, watch me.

All in all, I am tired. I live in a world where people are too blinded by their own perceptions and opinions about that world to take the time to listen to each other enough to learn about anything remotely foreign to them. I am saddened by the lack of respect for others that seems to be the prevalent attitude in a lot of people that I know from so many walks of life. I see it all over town, over issues of religion, politics, art, and . . . well, it might seem like a generalization, but I see it everywhere.

Why must a person who claims to be so firm in his/her conviction(s) feel a need to put another person down who disagrees? Is there no room for disagreement? I just don’t see it. Whatever happened to mutual respect? How about agreeing to disagree? I have a lot of acquaintances that I disagree with on a great many things, but that doesn’t mean that their opinion isn’t valid. It just means that I disagree. Why can’t people even try to think along these lines?

I’m not suggesting that I’ve reached some sort of perfection and don’t make any of these mistakes myself. That’s just not true. I bring up some of these things because I’m as guilty of them as the next person. What I’m questioning is the necessity of these attitudes to exist at all.

So, I said all that to let you know why I’m seceding from society. Hopefully, I haven’t come across like some silly junior high kid taking out his frustration on the world.

I haven’t drafted up the charter yet, but I’m going to start my own brand new colony, at least on the inside. I hope you’ll think about coming along. What could it hurt?

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