This is what’s happening to everyone these days. And I know it’s arrogant to sit on the side lines and say that the rest of the world is focusing on shit that seems unimportant to you, so that isn’t what I’m doing. When I say everyone, I include myself in the little cycle of stupidity which I see.
And honestly, I don’t know how to explain what brought me to this conclusion. I saw a movie on Friday, “Remember Me”. It had Robert Patterson and Pierce Brosnan in it. It really doesn’t have a particular plot to it. At least I don’t believe it does. Robert is a 21 year old dude who lost his older brother about 6 years back, and doesn’t seem to have been able to get over it. His dad (Pierce Brosnan) is a rich business man who doesn’t have time for his kids, and treats them like shit. This is supposedly the reason Robert’s big bro killed himself. He meets some girl, falls in love…yada yada yada. I know this is a very shitty movie review, but this isn’t why we’re here. Anyways, the movie was really sad as it was going on, and then near the end of the movie, things start to get better. The dude’s girlfriend comes back to him, his dad starts to be a better father….and then Robert’s character is killed in the 9/11 attacks. I was so devastated…
Anyways, watching that movie made me realize, that what everyone imagines is the most important thing, really isn’t. We go from here to there, helter skelter, wrapped up in our own little ball of madness, making a mountain hill of something that could be a mole hill if we only sat back to analyze it properly.
I’m not sure I have a lot of wise words or philosophical statements to put down on this one, all I can do is say things as they are, or at least, from where I’m standing. And from where I’m standing, the problem is that what we chase about, and put on a pedestal of ultra importance, will continue to haunt us. Until a point where it’s all consuming and we actually can’t see that the simple flame we stuck our finger into has become a roaring fire that burns away at everything around us which we should consider to be important. And the thing is, the things that we are supposed to consider to be important, we side-line. Like forgetting that family is more important than some job. Like remembering that love, should supersede all. Like understanding that it’s not all about popping bottles in clubs and acting the fool.
Life, life is a bit more important than all that.