Diminishing Return Diminishing Return is my contribution to the hope for compassion in society and the support of suicide awareness. It may not change the world in any large way, but I hope that for some of you, it will serve as an encouragement to continue to give a damn about each other despite our [...]
When people tell you not to care, they are trying to absolve themselves of their own guilt. You go right ahead and keep giving a shit. Most of us are beaten down by life so much that we no longer have the energy to care. Some of us are just so ignorant that we cannot [...]
Did you know that cassette tapes came out before 8-track tapes? I feel like that’s what’s happening with racism, homophobia, and sexism today. Like, everyone knows there’s a better way, but there are still a bunch assholes cruising around in old, beat-up, rusted-out, shitty Trans Ams, and they’re jamming matchbooks into the deck, so their [...]
There are vultures picking at the ripe flesh of society’s open wounds. The misery profiteers glide in with carefully formed statements to get close enough to taste the lucrative honesty of the human condition. Satans in silver suits, tearing at the raw sinew, exemplifying the problem by beautifully harmonizing with the meaningful words of the [...]
This is how we justify our atrocities. This is how we shape our culture. This is how we got here. This is why we are responsible for these desperate times. This is why we are sad, angry, and lost.
At our absolute worst, we consistently allow our need for personal satisfaction and comfort to precede those same needs in others, from the nameless and faceless, to those with whom we are personally invested. At our best, we do the same, just a little less often, and, in some cases, we feel the regret for our self-involved nature. We judge others on the extent to which they are affected in relation to ourselves. While knowing we are creatures capable of what the worst of us have done should compel the more understanding and giving recesses of our minds to prevail, it instead entitles us to excuse ourselves of the lesser tragedies we shape.