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ridiculous or not?

i get older and older and i realize it… not only do i change physically, but i change mentally… you see more, you reflect more, you are more conscious… my perspectives have changed quite a bit as well… not in a positive way either, but i am aware of it… i know how much i hate on things… but i realize there are a lot of things that frustrate me about the world we live in… i always thought that it was because the world is becoming a shitty place, but i am pretty sure i am wrong to a certain extent…

over the turkey holiday, i was back in my hometown kickin’ it with my dad… my dad is infinitely smarter than me, but i gain his knowledge day by day… it is sweet and terrifying how similar we are… haha! we were chatting about this and that, bullshittin’, and then the question that i had been wanting to ask him popped into my head… “hey pops, do you think the world is a ridiculous place?” i mean, that has gotta be one of the most loaded questions ever… and what does my dad say without hesitating… “it is just always changing”… he said it like he had been asked it before… i was impressed but not surprised…

i know my dad is smart… i know i am his son… i know that if i have the crazy thoughts i have, i know he has had them too… and to know my dad has thought and reflected on the things that i have, he knows what’s up… you think old people are just old, but man, they know and have experienced everything… respect that.

so what my dad meant was that the world continues to change and our perspectives sometimes do not… the way we see the world/society is ingrained into us at a young age… as we age, we hold onto what we think is important from these perspectives… but the world/society doesn’t stay the same… as humans, we want more and more and more…

remember when you were young and your elders would say, “i remember when we didn’t have telephones”… they saw that we could get by without them… life was much simpler and still amazing then… but things change… expectations change… morals change… priorities change… it is the way of our reality.

as much as i understand this, i fight it… i mean, a simple life is all we need… i still think the world is a ridiculous place… but it is not something that will slow down for any one person… you can sink or swim… you can be that crotchety old man that hates everything, or you can say fuck it and move forward with the times… make sure to stay grounded and understand what/who is important in your life.

peace and noLove…