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The Goal of Life
    #2131310 - 11/23/03 11:22 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

What is the goal in our lives?

To become wealthy? To find true love? To discover the secrets of the universe? Or perhaps a combination?

We are here for a mere heartbeat in the endless string of time.

So to you Shroomites I pose to you this question: What is the meaning of your life, or have you yet to discover it?

Perhaps your whole life will consist of the latter...

Good luck, brave adventurers! Now I sally forth. :alert: 


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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: daba]
    #2131322 - 11/23/03 11:28 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

from Xibalba's post in this thread:

To eat and avoid being eaten until you reach sexual maturity.
To mate as many times as possible before you die.
To ensure your offspring live and breed.

That's all, folks. Thank you for playing.

What? That's too boring, you say?

Oh, right, that pesky cerebral neo-cortex thing you grew in last million years or so. That was only supposed to help you climb through the jungle more effectively and make tools to beat the shit out of the other monkeys, and somehow it took over to the point of negating 3 billion years worth of hard-learned instinct.

Now you've mastered Life. You think you're above it. Ok.

Here's a game that will keep you busy. The first rule is- stay in character at all times. It only works if you act like this new game IS "Life." Got that?

The rules are quite complex. You will spend the first quarter of your natural lifespan being taught them, trying to live by them for the second quarter, trying to enforce them on others for the third quarter, and after that you're pretty much too old to play.

You live to make money.
Money is the most important thing in the world because it can buy happiness.
The more expensive toys you have, the happier you will be.

In order to get money, you must work. You must work hard in school to become a more productive worker for a corporation later. Do what you are told. The more hard-working people in your country, the richer you will all be, and the more toys you will be able to acquire, and the happier it will make you.
And you'll be happier than those other people in other countries, which means you're winning and they're losing. This is important.

You must work all your life because you need to be married to be happy, and you can't get married unless you own a house. No one has enough money to buy a house except banks, so you have to work to pay the bank for the house. Then you must have children. If you do not want your children to become bums or criminals, they must go to college, which also costs more money than you have.

So put it on the credit card.
Debt is healthy.
The richer the corporations get, the more luxurious toys they can supply us all with.
If money is the most important thing in the world, who has the most money? That's right, the U.S. Government. So listen to what they say.
But the second most important thing is business; because corporations are the second richest things in the world. You must watch television so you can be shown advertisments. The entertainment you rely on for your daily social conditioning is supported by advertising revenue. Also, this is the only way you can know which corporations you should give more money to. If you buy the wrong products you will not be popular.
Popularity is the only way to get love, and thus sex (they're really the same thing, and they're both practice for marriage, the goal.) You should have learned this in high school. Of course you understand "Us versus Them". This is a delightful little sub-game that takes many forms, from Catholic vs. Protestant to Coke vs. Pepsi. The more tribal associations you display the cooler you will be, and the more other people are on the same side as you in each one, the more popular you are. This part of the game occupies the primal, reptilian, limbic system of your brain which might otherwise be revolting at the lack of stimulation of cubicle-based work, couch-based entertainment, and the society-wide erotic deprivation protocols.
Also, it allows the Governments (richest, and most important things in the world, ultimate deciders of private happiness) to spend trillions of points on impressive new toys for killing Them (the bad people, who are not Us) with. Making jobs, allowing more of Us to work and be productive. Allowing them to pay the corporations (dictators of Popularity, and thus Love) to keep you entertained. And therefore, happy.

...You're not happy? Doesn't this game sound like fun to you?

No?

What are you, an anarchist? A Communist? A TERRORIST? Some kind of new-age hippie fag? No matter.

You still fit into the game, of course. You may have missed the rules concerning the prison-industrial complex, and the psychiatric-pharmaceutical industry, and their function in society, but you will find out soon enough.

:smile: Have a nice "Life".  :smile:
 


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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: Sclorch]
    #2131343 - 11/23/03 11:35 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I dont have a goal of life - its the journey not the destination

Definatly still searching for a purpose or meaning
Still no closer now than i was when i started.

I guess i'll just see where the journey takes me


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"Religionists, with their guaranteed eventual paradise, of which they know nothing, taking it all on 'faith,' can't be expected to understand or sympathize with those with a yen to storm the Gate of Heaven and see for themselves what all the praying's about!" ~Robert Hunter


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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: Sclorch]
    #2131355 - 11/23/03 11:46 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

:thumbup:

that's nice.


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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: Sclorch]
    #2131381 - 11/24/03 12:06 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

You just reminded me once again why we have become friends. Your dry humor and piercing intellect are a joy to witness as you dismantle modern society. :nut:

 


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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: StonedShroom]
    #2131384 - 11/24/03 12:08 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

That was awesome, thanks for posting it Schlorch.


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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: Sclorch]
    #2131393 - 11/24/03 12:14 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I'm forwarding that reply to everyone in my email list


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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: Sclorch]
    #2131443 - 11/24/03 12:50 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Perfect, could not have been put any better. :thumbup: 


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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: daba]
    #2131487 - 11/24/03 01:19 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

great repost of xibalba's.

Yes, we are all players in the game, even if you'd rather not be.

But I've made my purpose in life while I fulfill my existence (true purpose).

I do what I love. I love to love, so I love somebody. I love music, so I play it.

But unfortunately, my goals don't always fit with the 'rules', so I must work to do what I love. But I'm aiming to love what I do for work... i.e. music.






While you exist, just do what you love.






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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: hawk]
    #2131503 - 11/24/03 01:25 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

For those mastering basic survival, the Swami Goal of Life is to achieve balance, to express your creative talents as fully as possible, to give and receive love without fear or expectation and to laugh at yourself when you stumble and make sure to get back up.

The first step is to identify that area in which you are weakest and to bring that on a par with other areas in your life. Our natural instinct tells us to focus on that which comes most easily to us, which is not the best use of our resources. This does not mean to ignore your main area of interest and become scattered.

Let me give a clear illustration that could be applied to any field. Imagine if you were an aspiring bodybuilder and had an enormous chest and could easily bench 400 pounds, but weak spindley legs. Which body part should you focus on?


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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: Swami]
    #2131619 - 11/24/03 03:20 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I want everyone to know that those are NOT my words... they are Xibalba's.

Last time Ralph Nader was in town, a few friends and I passed out several stacks of that very post.

No one gave any of us visible confirmation that they "got it".
Then Nader himself didn't "get" this. Fucking pathetic. He's just another egomaniac.


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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: Sclorch]
    #2131646 - 11/24/03 03:49 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Pardon my error. I "knew" you were not that clever. :shake: 


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Re: The Goal of Life [Re: Swami]
    #2131664 - 11/24/03 03:58 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Uh oh... please tell me you're not losing your psychic powers... and that this was all just a test.
*crosses fingers*


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