This year, I think my 2017 lesson is “if you can’t beat them, join them.” Change how you treat others, others because the world you live in, is not the world you think it is, it is not the world you want it to be. The world is full of self-interest, and that seems to be the only way anyone gets anywhere in life. In general (meaning not everyone but most), people only actually give a fuck about themselves, and not doing the same, will leave a scar that hurts to the touch. Old wounds will re-open if you let them, fuck those wounds. Take care of yourself, fuck everyone else. The idyllic vision of humanity that you see in your mind, is nothing more than a wet paint vision of an alternate reality. Touch the paint. Smear it around… There, it may not be pretty, but it is real. It’s a mess. Its all over your fingers and you wiped it on your pants. That painting, like most works of art, was only of value to you, in the way you held it in your mind. Others saw something valuable to steal or something worthless they could not connect to. Just because you have value, to you, does not mean others see it, or want to take part in it, and even if they see your value, most, seem to not deserve to have a part of it, and they may want part of it, but giving it, comes at a cost. Fuck that price.
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