Freitag, 28. Oktober 2011

Do you remember when you were young and you wanted to set the world on fire?

First of all: I really like discussions. Not arguments but discussions. People who have different opinions are totally okay with me. I see discussing sometimes as some kind of sport. Testing yourself and your views on a certain topic. And there are really interesting discussions, too. But when it comes to discussions in school, there is one thing that’s annoying me. It’s conservative teenagers. I’m not talking about that neo-con, no-sex-before-marriage, catholic, sexist and fanatical islamophobic kind of conservatives. They never show their believes in school. What really pisses me off is people who are conservative, just because. And because of a total lack of ideals. I am sure you know one of those guys, too. People who declare every ideal as unrealistic. They will never successfully defend their opinion, because they got none. The basis of their believe is that conservative is the only way, without any alternative. Everything else is communism, socialism or whatever. Everything ecological destroys jobs [which is the killer argument from hell]. A famous former Chancellor of Germany (Helmut Schmidt) once said “People who have visions should go to see their doctor”. That’s pretty much the attitude that irritates me. Well, I think it’s normal that some people think like this, but usually they are older. I can understand that someone loses his ideals. But never having had some? Seriously?

I’m not so sure if you really can tell, but there are those guys, I simply can’t imagine them having own thoughts. More like the ones of their parents. But how can you overtake these opinions without questioning them? I mean..seriously... you’re not even supposed to! And it seems kind of pointless to me anyway. No sense of independence and rebellion? I’m not talking about throwing bricks and so on. But, if you are young and don’t want to change anything, who is in charge of progress? And what about changing the world? Nobody would say that it is anything near to ‘good’, but why are there people who accept this? Why are there people who don’t think of change? Just imagine that these people are the future. That seems to be kind of scary, to me.

It’s like I said. I’m totally not getting it. Without ideals there is nothing to fight for except for property. I can’t imagine that this is something to be proud of. It’s nothing you can’t honestly want to be the aim in your life.

Since our social system is based on pure egoism, you got to be an egoist to be successful. Real ideals are not very helpful. So it’s the people without ideals who are more likely to achieve whatever they want. And tomorrow people who were in the sweatbath when the revolution came, will rule nations.

My moniker is man
and I'm rotten to the core

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