Some Guy in History wrote:Random Acts of Kindness shown to me on my travels:
- Church in Tualatin, Oregon hooked me up with a better traveling backpack; army issue, clothes, commodities, rain coat, etc.
- People would pick me up as I was walking and give me free pot/alcohol/food
- one stranger took me to his sisters house and let me stay the night; smoked me out; bought me a fifth of Blackberry Brandy and gave me free pot for the road because he liked me as a person.
- Cart-pushing kid in Wilsonville, OR hooked me up with lunch @Qdobas (really good Mexican food)
- Mission for homeless people gave me new clothes, coats, showers, food, place to sleep
- people kept giving to me and sharing with me free drugs
- have been given a good amount of money without even asking for it and a good amount of money with asking for it.
- One guy paid for my food at a gas station because he saw me walking down the road and wanted to chat it up with me
- A Christian elderly gentleman bought me breakfast @ McDonalds and gave me 20 dollars
- Hispanic woman gave me a ride from Gustine to Santa Nella and a few bucks for coffee (bought a Monster Energy drink instead)
- Elderly man gave me a free pair of gloves in Los Banos
Bad Luck Stuff:
- Put my Birth Certificate in a book to keep it safe which I ditched to make my load lighter in Oregon and didn't notice until after I left Redding, CA
- accidentally left my beanie in Redding, CA - had it replaced with one of equal quality in Sacramento, which canceled that bit of bad luck
- Lost one glove on the side of I-5 South of Stockton - had it replaced in Los Banos, CA by a new pair of gloves which are nicer, which canceled that bit of bad luck
- Spent 2-3 days going back and forth on old country roads south of Stockton, CA without running into a single town until I made my way to a truck stop, lined up with I-5 and the rising and setting of the sun and found my way through 4-6 towns within a 24 hour period
Good Luck Stuff:
- Found 2 dollar bills on the ground on my way out South from Redding to Sacramento
- found a baggy of pot on the ground while working my way through the old country roads South of Stockton, and a bottle of Tennessee Honey Whiskey (travel size, but still appreciated)
- Found a blanket, box of chocolates and a few bucks in change around Sacramento
- Found joint roaches everywhere in Redding while picking up cigarette butts to keep myself in tobacco
- Found a scratch ticket worth 5 dollars on the ground of a gas station parking lot South of Stockton
- Found a box in Stockton with free books - picked up Brad Thor's 'Assassin' because his book 'Blowback' was well-written and I liked it, and Yvonne Whittal's 'A Moment in Time', a romance, which I surprisingly enjoyed reading because it had a good story and a lot of same elements of an adventure
- Found a book in the Redding Mission that someone left, 'Cockatiels at Seven', and borrowed it to read it. Similarly a good read.
To be or not to be was the choice as proclaimed by shakespeare, but is it a choice?
Do we really have the choice to not be?
Some Guy in History wrote:How can you choose not to be when you're already here? Not in terms of suicide, ....
and the ever-governing question to exist or not to exist realize that you had no choice isn't a fair realization,
but neither is it fair for people to be able to run from the truth of it and do so much damage while trying not to be and trying to resist the fact that they exist and interact and cause things to happen all the same
But you misunderstand a vegetable at that point if you think they just do nothing while existing. It's an impossibility to be alive, awake and aware and do absolutely nothing. Fucking impossible. Even without being awake or aware, that vegetable changed the world for being in it.
You call it the human spirit and it being the only one able to transcend and I tell you some vegetables have already transcended beyond you. Cut ego and pride out of the way.
.I'm saying that you exist anyway. Your choice in the matter becomes an inconsequential thing except in terms of the damage you do before realizing just what it means to exist
You have no choice, as in, you existed before ever realizing that it could be a choice or that you could make a choice either way. You will still exist even if you choose not to.
We are all of us reading from the same book, different chapters, different pages; different perceptions and perspectives; but all the same book.
Just got to defrag the mind like a computer
and put in cliff notes and connecting ties between relevant material and take into account all the children that want to play and want attention, us included. Roll with the punches, surf the storms of life; etc., etc. The sad part is that these things mean absolutely nothing until they click with relevant material in your own life experiences.
We are all of us reading from the same book, different chapters, different pages; different perceptions and perspectives; but all the same book
Point taken. I agree with you on all three levels but I was speaking about sentience/consciousness though.
So tell me. What vegetables have already transcended beyond me?
Why would I be indulging in ego and pride to think of myself as more than a cucumber or a head of cabbage?
The other side of that coin is in terms of what good we humans also do.
But that's obvious. It goes without saying.
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