Why do we do what we do.
I'm not here to answer any ethical questions, mainly because I am seriously under qualified to answer any meaningful questions, and plus im not sober. So to the main point, why do we do what we do. Why do we do anything in our life. Is it all down to human biology? That we do what we do because our ancestors did stuff that was similar, like the need to create off spring?
Why am I up at 1 AM? Why am I writing this? Why are you reading this? Is the world in some way connected or is life some big coincidence. Do we have meaning behind out actions or do we just do what we feel is right.
Going to school, getting a job, a wife, children, a promotion, grandchildren. What is the point in life? This is something that I think about constantly, why do we live. I'm looking from my two eyes and the only vision I see is my own. Am I selfish? or am I human?
There is a quote, one of my favourites, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, love is love is love is love. This was after the massacre at the gay night club just to give context.
But i'm going to say 'life is life is life' we live life to experience life, it's like playing a really shitty game you've heard great things about. You live life knowing what people have achieved in their life, and you hope you can achieve success like the others, but you know the odds are against you. You live life to live the life. It's a waste to not live your life, but what is living a life? To live a life, is to enjoy is to, experience life, stuff, anything. You don't choose your life, well you do but you choose how to live your life, you just don't choose it, you take the opportunists to make your life better, if you want.
They say gambling is bad, but in terms of living. it is essential, without gambling you can't live a worth while life. That new job, that lottery ticket, that new business deal, that new person in your life. With out gambling we become shells of what we should be, we close ourselves off, we retreat, we don't hope we wish, but the next step to wishing is gambling. Because that new job or that new grant is only there if you gamble your time to apply. The type of gambling I want to create isn't with money but with time, risk your time for that new exciting thing you hope to achieve.
But what do I know, i'm just a film student that has about, roughly, 7 shots of liqueur in him. I hope you think more after this post. I hope you learn, from whatever you can because learning is the future