Value and labor have been intertwined since the days of Marx, anything worth having must be earned. The value of everything is derived from the labor involved to make it the way it is. If one is not producing, he or she loses their sense of value, and it many cases loses how to culturally define themselves. The system of production works through people who have jobs, and it depends on having future people to one day being able to inherit those jobs. Keeping production right where it needs to be; characterized by upward mobility. The only problem here is that we have gone crazy with production, everyone sees the market as their ladder to a big piece of the pie. Which people have a right to, but in reality all but the sincerest of attempts actually end up with more pie than they need; guidelines of the system. So we end up with a hordes of bad ideas, manufacturing gone awry, useless clutter that sits their depreciating waiting to be disposed of. Now in many cases you need a few bad ideas before you get a good one, that’s all good, but don’t shit out a new spring line every year just because that’s what your competitors are doing. How many times is their leftover halloween decorations marked down in the stores come November. Do they figure that everyone lost their decorations since last year, or do they just like adding clutter to the isles and make people say “The holidays are coming up quick.” We are plagued by this system that we are expected to perpetuate, barely given a fair chance. Forced into working, forced to stress and feel inadequate when you’re not producing or making a living. You may ask what else might you do if not this? Now this is true freedom, the freedom I experience in my mind can now be channeled through me, behaving how it may. Not when this live is being wrestled down to a desk job, anchored to a chair, dreams wiped off on the doormat. That job provides a service to people who have needs created by the very system that creates the jobs. An example, people who do your taxes, making one part on the system so complex that it must grow itself to accommodate for its careless over complexification. From this point on that’s all that will ever happen within the system. Consuming just to consume, the most inhuman value that has arisen out of this cultural fabric stretching, obesity. We want you to sit all day and then when your back hurts from sitting all day, come to us and we’ll give you pills that slowly turn you into a zombie and ruin your life. It all feeds into itself. Is this the place the human endeavor has brought us to over time? Or has the need to be constantly stimulated gave way to the world economy? Building people a life around comforts of the American ideal so we can be stimulated in a more artificial way. Experiencing life from behind doors, from little screens, eyes cast down avoiding the light of day. It is not all bad, maybe we’re right where we need to be. Although sometimes society feels like an uncomfortable shoe when I just want to be barefoot. A happiness, a contentedness comes from within you, within relationships. We’ve had those times when you’re with a person and you feel in that moment you don’t need anything else. Those are what life should be based around, not a system that we need vacations from. Build a life around happiness, whatever that means to you.
The Ocean, is there not a more interesting topic than this, when it comes to near by unknown universes? The ocean has it’s hand in every natural phenomena on Earth’s outer skin. She expresses herself through her vast interconnected body characterized by her fiery brothers, rock and mental. She sings an endless symphony of life, from her darkest depths to her tranquil shores, currents and eddies go round like a needle on a record. Lost below the surface is a world reflecting ours. Communities thrive, balancing the scale in a precise krill to baleen whale ratio. Infinitely trapped in turmoil, she is in constant play with the wind and the moon; she cannot be at rest. In collaboration with the wind she beats up on her younger brother rock. Wind and waves collide smash rocking changing him over millennia, leaving him jagged and vulnerable. She is a keeper of treasures, she can hold onto to something longer than a jealous relative. She will keep your wildest dreams and your most retched nightmare side by side, never seeing one without a hint of the other. The Ocean she saves me, an escape away from a land locked life, I am free, suspended, at the mercy of her majesty. She is rich in waves, her most prized possession. Although she shares them with us endlessly, offering rides on her back, they do not go without consequence, some paying the ultimate price. The ocean calls upon those who take her lightly, tossing them humbled covered in sand back to shore where they may stay now forever. You must open up to her, share yourself, be totally at peace then she will begin to reward you. If you put in the time to understand and appreciate her, she’ll give you everything you need. This is the story of girl she cried and became the whole world, this is a story of a girl.