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Love, Beauty, and The Metaphor of The Cage (Don't need advice, I just like to write and share)
2 months ago · · Love, · Explicit
At a certain point an individual has to come to accept the reality surrounding them, no matter how much it may seem to be untrue. Perhaps they are shocked, or merely refuse to believe that their reality is as sad as they would perceive it to be. Whatever the reason, there appear to be a number of causes for it. Is it the individual would perceive their reality to be so disgusting, or even unbearable that for them to go through it would be impossible without the notion of them simply killing themselves? Although one could then suggest the change in perception within the individual themself. Is it so bad? Or is it you who is making it out to be so bad? Life cannot be so bad. Why? The beauty within it is everlasting, it is merely our job to seek it out. No matter what it seems to be, there is always beauty albeit potentially accompanied by a heaping pile of nothing but pain. Why then focus on the pain rather than the beauty? One’s mindset? One’s values? Or is it one’s conditions? The latter is what it would seem to be, and oftentimes we find individuals who rather than even trying, or committing themselves wholeheartedly to the seeking out of all it is that can be considered to make life more enjoyable, or fulfilling even, they decide it is best not to bother. It is likely they will say something along the lines of “oh it wouldn’t do anything regardless,” or perhaps even “I’ve tried and it never worked.” One must then ask how long did you even try? Did you genuinely give it the chance that it deserved? The answer one will likely come across is a fleeting flurry of words until eventually the individuals at hand will come to their own self realization, or convincement. Why do individuals do this to themselves? Rather than being set into a cave by society, or by their surroundings, they limit themselves to the cage set by their own mind. Oftentimes feeling that the key is swallowed, or completely gone, when all it takes is the opening of their mind to find it. One who knows relatively so little about the world finds themselves pondering the most important questions in life as if they already know the answers to them with certainty. We are food for worms, slowly turning into rot, and yet we find ourselves living each day to our own miserable avail, caging ourselves within our own perceptions of what it is we must and mustn't do. Yet when one reflects on this question even further they suggest more must be done with the time in which they possess? Rather than living in a beautifully unexplored and limitless world, an individual limits themselves to the cave, being lit up by nothing other than their own measly desires that in the end only provide them with inevitable darkness when not fulfilled. It is the goal of the individual, not to limit their desires, for such an act can only lead to conflicting ideas in the mind. It is the objective of the individual to see all it is they have that they would desire if not for having it. Without doing so, an individual will only fulfill desire after desire, suggesting after this has been fulfilled, then they’ll be able to find joy. One must then only eventually come to realize that this is no way to live. It’s as if the person has sold their mind to that of every string that tries to latch onto it. One obviously enjoys such pleasures, and the fulfillment of such desires, and rightfully so. But, one must ensure that they are worthwhile, reasonable, beneficial to that of the recipient, and most importantly, virtuous. For if every desire has no meaning but the feeling in and of itself, then it is just that, a meaningless, and inevitably fleeting feeling that perhaps a human’s most important resource has been sacrificed in the pursuit of, time. Even then it may not only be time, oftentimes we may find individuals sacrificing their morals, money, even others’ well being in the pursuit of their desires. What is it then that an individual must desire? Again, it is not the absence of desires, or even the limiting of such that is necessary, rather it is the limiting oneself to pursuing only the desires that will not leave them chasing it time and time again without any sense of fulfillment, and those in which morals and anything pertaining to others must be sacrificed in the pursuit of them. Albert Einstein wisely pointed to the notion of attribute happiness towards goals, not people or objects. In establishing long term, or even short term goals that are inherently beneficial to that of the goal setter, the achieving of such goals are likely to provide nothing other than fulfillment in the long run. When setting these goals one should point towards what it is that makes them feel purpose, has contributed to their feeling fulfilled in the past, truly fulfilled, and pursue it. However, one must even be cautious when it comes to the pursuit of their goals. For if one forces themselves to be miserable for a substantial amount of time in the pursuit of them, resentment will then be established. And in committing oneself to only their goals, an individual is putting themselves back into the cage. It can be said that engineering, law, the sciences, are noble and even necessary pursuits, but the beauty, love, and appreciation of one’s life are what make life worth pursuing. Seeing the smile of those you love, the creation of a smile on one’s face knowing that you put it there, the warmhearted feeling that you feel just in the presence of a certain individual, knowing that even through ups and downs you will always be able to smile, to have those individuals that make you do it at ease, that make you do it in even your memory, that is what life is for, that is what the world is in need of, not the mindless pursuit of a goal you set upon yourself to suggest that you achieved something in life. For what are the point in achieving one’s goals if an individual cannot even provide love to those around them, and make those in their immediate surroundings better off thanks to them being in their lives. Nothing is more fulfilling than the love and beauty the world possesses. When you add goals, and other desires already fulfilled in one's life, there is nothing more an individual requires, other than the requirements set forth by their own minds, by their own cage. This isn’t to say that the individual should prevent themselves from pursuing love, or desires, quite the contrary for love should be a never ending pursuit of fulfillment, by limiting oneself from pursuing such acts, an individual will only be putting themselves back into the cage. All the while the individual has the key in their minds, no matter where the individual goes, no matter what they achieve, the cage will follow. Eventually they may feel as if they have escaped, but when something goes wrong, or an individual finds themselves going through hardship, this inevitable crash will only make the cage appear around them, as if all that really happened to it was the fading of the bars in the perception of the individual. Yet this fading of the bars only suggests the bars are still there, rather it is the objective of the individual to open the cage, and truly feel themselves walk out of it. As if they were walking on clouds, experiencing their true surroundings, and everytime this individual may come to feel sad, it is not their returning to the cage, rather it is a reality's way of ensuring that there is no inevitable all knowing peace. It’s almost as if the individual who gets out of the cage is capable of realizing that there is a tax to life, to the beauty, the love an individual can experience. THowever, this tax is a test, a suggestion that in order to be able to experience the true wonders and beauty of the world, that same individual must be able to endure the hardships set forth without going back to their own miserable comfort found in the cage. Rather than subjecting one's life to that of drinking, or smoking, an individual must subject themselves to this beauty in life, to the acceptance of hardship, and inevitably to the optimism associated with all the beauty and love to be felt at the end of such hardship. Individuals find themselves suggesting that words and ideas pose very little value to society, but it is quite the contrary. The ideas and words I speak of are not merely day to day communication, although even at that, casual jokes, purehearted compliments, joyful comments, and even the knowledge of what it is one would have to say can bring joy to individuals for hours, and the memory of such words even longer. Think about the funniest things you’ve ever heard, the best compliments, the kindest things said, and the most insightful, how did they make you feel? How do you feel when remembering the words said and completely immersing yourself into that moment? Not the feeling you may have after the moment, or when you are brought back to that memory, but that feeling you have when you find yourself fully lost in the memory? The smile inevitably brought to your face when feeling as if you are there is a mere reflection of the power of words, of love, on a day to day basis, even when those words aren’t being said in the moment, or even have been said recently. What then when one returns back to reality? The appreciation for what they have is then necessary? For whomever it is gave such a positive sequence of words, contributed to that smile, and for the words themselves. Even then the ideas not to be found on a day to day level, but the truly insightful words, those that provoke the mind and leave it reflecting and building on the very ideas for potentially years to come, are indispensable to the world. For without the ideological development to accompany that of the sciences, there will be no reflection on any consequences, the evolving ethics of the time, the potential truths discovered, and any needed preventative measures. How can the greatest ideas of an independent mind have come about without the ideas that inspired such a mind? These thoughts, and these sharing of words allow for a potentially limitless source of good to the world. In spite of all the negative ideas, all the ideologies that have led to tragedies, those that are good are inevitably sought after, and in more abundance. Why? Because of the indomitable human spirit, and for the beautiful ethical ideas that continue to be expressed by those around us, and most importantly, because of love. Love thy family, neighbor, friend, partner, love thy enemy even, for without love, there is no inevitable hope and joy one can experience in their life. And without this hope, that of a better future, and that of a love filled, and fulfilling life, there is no point, for one who would continually subject themselves to the suffering of life without any semblance of a joy and love to coincide with it. It is not that this hope will end the suffering, or that this love will eliminate it, rather it is the love will make it worthwhile, that this beauty life beholds is always going to overshadow that of its potential suffering. It is not the building of a 1000 foot building that is going to bring an individual joy, albeit marvelous in nature, and in human’s capabilities of building such a creation, rather it is the appreciation of such a building, and as the 1000 foot building is ever so rare, it can be the simplest things that are the most beautiful, and in the simplest things, the most important is the mindset. The seeking of the beautiful things, the appreciation of all the smiles, and the love they possess and can spread as well as that in which they have received. The only thing preventing individuals from appreciating such beauty and love, is not the lack of experiencing it, rather the true realization of one’s experiencing it, and their appreciation of it. For whether this beauty is to be realized or not, it is there, and simply waiting, legs wide open for the individual to shove their metaphorical cock in it and truly experience the beauty and love in their lives. So I as an individual can only implore others to find this metaphorical cock of theirs and give it a never ending sequence of pleasure. Much as I am to do for myself. An individual must think for themselves, not subjecting themselves to their thoughts and experiences of the past, rather to the present beauty surrounding them, and all that they can do with their future. After all, we are all worm food. Dwelling on the past is only natural, but when one subjects themselves to the dreadful aspects of it, they are discarding all that they can do with their present and their futures. This is at the expense of doing nothing but torturing themselves, and failing to accept reality by refusing to live and make the most of the one they live in today, for if nothing can be done by you, what point is there in continuing to dread what once was no longer being, rather than seeing what it is they can do now, or even soon. The most beautiful part about love, is the total vulnerability an individual subjects themselves to when faced with it, allowing for themselves to fall victim to the hardships potentially associated with it. When an individual does not allow for such a notion, they may say it is out of cautiousness, and it is, but this cautiousness is the very reason they find themselves caged. The ironically beautiful thing about the cage, is rather than another individual subjecting a victim of the cage to it and possessing the key, it is the person who is in this cage that can free themselves. What then can an individual do when they see another in the cage? Show them the true beauty of life outside of the cage, not the imploring of the other to leave it, but the showing of life outside of it. This can only be done by an individual who has truly escaped the cage themselves, for in doing so they would no longer be concerned about another leaving the cage out of their self interest, even if they happen to be in love with the caged individual, but they would find themselves to want the individual to be at peace, and to enjoy their life as much as possible, even if it is a fulfillment built within the cage, even if the individual is convinced they aren’t caged despite evidently showing it and experiencing the symptoms of it. The individual may find it impossible for themselves to escape it, which is why the other must not implore them, that may only cause for them to resent the idea more if not open to it, rather the other individual must show them the true beauty of the life outside of the cage, showing it is possible rather than suggesting it as a theory. Even that of a physicist, or even a philosopher, must inevitably come to see life through the lens of an artist, of a poet, to truly appreciate its beauty, of its joy, of its love. One then must yearn to show this idea, of a life outside of the cage, of a truly free spirit in a life of endless attachment, for the most beautiful thing one can attach themselves to, is love, for when this is done, a never ending supply can be found. An individual before leaving the cage must realize for themselves they are in it. Then they must understand why they are in it, years of conditioning, of never challenging these ideas, of wiring their minds a certain way, and instead of reversing all of these ideas, of subjecting themselves to tinkering their minds to see the hows and whys of every aspect that may never have a truly clear perspective of, they must simply step out of the cage, one hair, one cell even at a time, even if it’s just a hand first, a sprinkle of it can be enough for the individual to find that they hold the key and inevitably let themselves free. Without a free thinking, and a critical mind, one will never be able to experience this without preventing themselves from experiencing life outside of the cage, because they never would have even tried to see what life was like outside of it.