Monday Moaning: 2016 Check!
First of all let me all wish you a Happy New Year and that we can make it he best one yet to be created. The idea for today came from a film I saw yesterday that was based on the poem ‘Howl’ by Allen Ginsberg. It sort of struck me that we might not always perceive things the same as one another. And we are talking about reality and the morals we hold so highly.
How does one see reality. Do you see the same colour red as me does garlic smell the same to you? Simple thought don’t you think, but they do alter perception and once own reality to be different than that of someone else.
I guess once you ask yourself this, you might wonder what is normal and who gets us to decide what is a norm. Or should we talk about a base line from which we can deviate to a certain extent?
The crazy stuff when you go wonder to your own childhood as far back as you can go. Because that is where normal all of a sudden changed and some sort of morals were implemented.
Giving a simple example is when I thought it was normal to shower with my parents. This only happened until I asked them about our differences. Than it stopped. What was normal became awkward and wrong. Speaking of this might still have some readers grinch at the thought alone. This becomes about morals again. But as a nudist we might just think differently.
Could this be that we should say: Evil be to them who Evil thinks.
Nevertheless, this is about how we look into the world we live in. A society where none sees the same or even experiences the same.
It just got me thinking who sets the standards for us to follow when does normal become strange or awkward and how can something evil become normal?
We have to understand that normal and standards always seem to be changing as we try to seek the fine line of what could be considered okay.
Like ‘Howl’ was to be said obscene it held a great value to the world at some point as we started looking differently towards poetry and description of a writer. Each to their own of course, one can still think it was obscene and keep it away from those growing up around them. This is within the boundaries of freedom as we know it that one can still hold up to their own beliefs and standards.
And even though I am writing this down there are those who think that everyone who thinks differently is from them is wrong and should therefore be reformed. They judge based on beliefs and standards that are constructed by someone but without true reason of to why.
It is funny that those same people who say they are right do not notice that the normal we see in this reality has taken a different turn. While we condemn one person or group to use force and violence we don’t see a standard being made closer to home where violence is becoming pretty much normal.
Begs to see what reality they might life in.
Could it be that bullying is normal, and since when would this be. How can we point a finger at one who uses a fist to resolve something they see as what should be normal and don’t do anything when our own children are involved.
Who decides what is the standard of such reality.
It becomes a dream world only a single person can see, feel and smell. All of it is based on the society that brought you up, it is them who taught you right from wrong.
And that is where all of a sudden we do find more commonalities, we started calling morals and values and god knows what. Still each was one day created and still may differ from one person to the next. And for some reason we find it hard to except that.
There is not a person on this planet who thinks killing is okay. In all cases it is used and seen as punishment. And that is where people start to take a different view on things. Because when would it be justified. Or is right at all, period?
2016 Check is just me looking ahead based on what 2015 was about. Seeing what had become pretty normal and a standard to the absurd. Where it was okay to film with 20 people how someone would get beaten up. That even still we judge the Gay community as one who is sick and can be cured. Or watch a group of people use extreme believes to judge others.
@016 Check! What is the norm and how do you see reality, do you think we can change it for the better in upcoming year. Is a box we can check next year to see what has changed. What has become normal or weird again.
Have we gone overboard in the past years and let things slide to much while we were to occupied with judging others?
I be taking a good look at what is to come, see what reality is to me and what it means for me to try and make it so we can all have our opinions without feeling judged, different or simply wrong.
So far the first Rant of 2016.