justUS

Given the social and economic justUS culture I live in, if I have been cursed in life it is that my sense of purpose and meaning in my life, my soul, is so dependent on and directed toward the extent to which my waking moments, my thoughts, my actions are to me cognitively contributive to the well-being of others in a communal realm of best serving one another's mutual needs and interests.

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Hi,

Been thinking about you. Hope you're doing good? Would be nice to have a skype chat soon... Let me know when would be good for you and i'll work around it.
Much love,
(daughter1) 
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Hi,
Trust everything is okay with with you wherever you are now.  Better than okay is what I hope.  'Okay' to me is a minimal state of being where my recurring (incessant?) complaints about both specific and general conditions of my life don't keep me awake at night. 
Having just one go-round in Life really sucks, is my underlying feeling about having so many yesterdays past as every living, as well as unconscious moment chips away at my relentlessly diminishing tomorrows.  
 
It's a good thing for me that I have lived so much of my life a loner else the emptiness and voidness of human companionship that defines so much of my existence could only be unbearable.  As it is, well... it just is and for that, at least, I am extremely grateful considering the alternative.  Were that gratitude equal to happiness, then I can say 'yes, i am happy.'  To the extent that I am not totally happy and thrilled to be in each and every moment as each moment munches on the finitude of my remaining moments of existence, I should be ashamed of myself and indeed I probably feel that way more often than not.  
 
Given the social and economic justUS culture I live in, if I have been cursed in life it is that my sense of purpose and meaning in my life, my soul, is so dependent on and directed toward the extent to which my waking moments, my thoughts, my actions are to me cognitively contributive to the well-being of others in a communal realm of serving one another's mutual needs and interests. ...(yet to be conceived continuation of text would finish this yet to be if ever sent e-mail to my daughter in South Africa,, each of us born in u.s., different mothers of course;-)
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Comment by moki ikom on August 2, 2016 at 9:25am

Nuclear Peace and Pacific Wars, what a marriage of ambiguity and anxiety. Capitalism or Communism. Elitism or Populism. 

Comment by Foolish Monkey on August 2, 2016 at 10:03am

you try to make a difference and I'm glad there are people like you who want the world to be better, to make circumstances better for everyone, to bridge hatreds and inequities but I wonder if humans as a species are hardwired to give a damn about other humans at heart.  I think once we settle in, in becomes mememememe.  in this era of so many of us, life is more competitive and cruel than ever.  for all we've learned and continue to learn, our species can be as ignorant as we were in the dark ages.  maybe worse because we know better.

Comment by moki ikom on August 2, 2016 at 10:18am

i seriously doubt we Cro Magnon are hardwired to care for one another, Neanderthal's may have been which maybe is where we cro-mag mothers learned a little bit about being civilized as we were eating the last of them.

Comment by Foolish Monkey on August 2, 2016 at 12:17pm

HAHAHHAA!!!  

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