Loneliness: An inoculation against life complication

What is so complicated

about walking up and giving your no good boss a black eye? What’s wrong with it? I am sure he or she deserved it. You could probably spend your spare time in jail on charges of assault writing a very good case for justifiable civil disobedience or some other excuse. So what is holding you back? Hmmm let me count the obstructions. You probably are there because you have people depending on you. If you were to assault your boss you can bet that your pay check is at issue. You probably have a spotless record with the authorities that you would hate to soil as well. After conquering those two problems you will have to find a new job. Chances are you won't get promoted for your bravery.

What keeps you from boycotting the next family gathering? Your dad likes to talk loudly about your brother or sister and how they are such a comfort to him in his old age and forget about you frequently. Your mother is constantly well equipped with a fresh supply of ammunition on your shortcomings and how you need to be a better person even if she never accomplished half of her own suggestions. For better or worse you can't help but care for them. The family mind set leaves you feeling empty when they aren't around to make your life difficult.

Accept it or not we are somewhat a masochistic society. We do all manner of things as adults that we would never countenance as children or teenagers. Even then as children there were always things you did and didn't do if you wanted to have and keep friends. Most people don't have the stomach to be hermits. The whole concept of living free of complications is a foreign idea to most people even if it is illusively attractive. Most of humanity exists on a principle that "The Lord of the Flies," "Atlas Shrugs," and other such books emphasize. Most people aren't strong enough to be the one who flew over the coo coo's nest.

It is too hard to consider being always a rebel especially when there is so much of societal interaction that is worth the bother to obtain it. Even in writing this article I am subject to a certain format that makes it easier and more comprehensible for you to read. I suppose I could do it in the fashion of artistic writing that means little to nothing to anyone but the writer who can explain it any way they want depending on who is offering to subsidize their work but no one writes to see themselves type or scratch out the letters and never show anyone. The process is way too painful for that.

Face it, even if you find yourself in charge of your own life as emperor of the world you would still care enough to work on your stewardship so that the world didn't fly apart due to a lack of attention to the herd you are whipping into doing things your way.

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Kevin Schofield 6 years ago

Nicely put. It brought to mind Thoreau's obsevation: "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." Good hub. voted up. Kind regards, Kev.


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago Author

Thank you Kevin. I am glad you liked it.


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