Bill hicks?

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  1. sick2deth

    sick2deth Well-Known Member

    Bill Hicks

    “The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we … kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok … But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.”

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. GreySand

    GreySand Member & Antiquities Friend

    I go through two lighters a day..... But i also agree with Hicks....
     
  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I'm grateful I was born and raised in a first world country. That was a great read, thanks :)
     
  4. sick2deth

    sick2deth Well-Known Member

    So do I!
     
  5. sick2deth

    sick2deth Well-Known Member

    For me that is always a great read! It always helps me put things into a better perspective.
     
  6. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Quieta non movere

    Interesting perspective
     
  7. GreySand

    GreySand Member & Antiquities Friend

    Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration—that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we're the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather....
     
  8. sick2deth

    sick2deth Well-Known Member

    "Caffeine from Monday to Friday energizes you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison you are living in"
     
  9. GreySand

    GreySand Member & Antiquities Friend

    What do you call a man who quotes Bill Hicks?.... Denis Leary.....
     
  10. sick2deth

    sick2deth Well-Known Member

    Why even bother with Denis leary when you can listen to Bill hicks!
     
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