I do not pretend to have found a single maxim that informs or empowers my lifestyle. In my opinion that kind of consciousness is playacting. Everyone who is purposefully thoughtful knows that a person’s intellectual and moral usefulness does not come from the quantity of thoughts. Just look at all the patriotic and paranoid leaders in the paragon nations of the world. Do they not all have rigorous and exhaustive legislative processes that fail to protect human dignity and even seem indifferent to human safety? The thought that comes to mind these days is about stopping fascist, conservative, nominal Christian leaders from keeping people in fear and capitalist Gehenna because they are afraid of caring for others who are neither Christian, conservative nor fascist.
The love we deny in a tragic deathroll
I do not live by asking myself “What did So-and-So say?” The vast majority of my actions have sprung from patterns that have been around long before I came into existence. I affirm that I am the product of love. My parents were attracted to each other, grew to be friends, were undoubtedly erotically active, combined their philanthropy into caring for me way past my own journey into attractive, friendship and caring for my own love products. If I wanted to appear grounded in a single thought I would have to express loyalty to one of the death cults that passes as a guardian of sustainable life. Every wise person is the product of his environment and more often than not is an unapologetic disciple of his nation’s philosophy. There will soon be nothing to live for or by if life continues to end tragically in pursuit of a single thought or action. We are better off recognising that life is stewardship over a variety of domains and not over one another. Having a single thought to guide a lifestyle is like the deathroll of an alligator; pure and egocentric consumerism. The relationship between my thoughts and my lifestyle is more autonomous than deliberate. I do not have to THINK about helping someone who has fallen by and needs help, nor do I have to THINK about accepting help when I myself have fallen and need help.