Discussion in 'Soap Box' started by Ziggy, Nov 27, 2007.
Nothing is important, unless we choose to make it important.
Henceforth, breathing is not important. :tongue:
Okay, in all seriousness, fair point. Aside from the aspects of survival which are directly necessary for survival, you're right. It's a kind of nihilistic view maybe, but you're right.
Everything is important, unless we choose to make it unimportant.
All depends if you want that glass to be half empty or half full. If you see wonders while others see worthlessness.
You're making the assumption that 'unimportant' is a bad thing?
Not always but apathy can take away from anything that has an intrinsic value.
Interesting response. I was going to say "But I'm not apathetic", but maybe I am, or "But nothing has an intrinsic value", because maybe it does. I'll think long and hard about it. But then again maybe the responses aren't important, because the original statement wasn't important either? Who knows? I just hope it snows this year.
Ok I know this thread is getting a bit tiresome but for anyone who's made it this far here are my final thoughts on the subject:
A man and his young son discover that their pet cat has died. The man looks sad for a moment, shrugs his shoulders and says "Ah well, it's only a cat, the world's full of them, we'll buy a new one tomorrow". The child is really distressed, crying his eyes out and sobs, "But that was our cat, it was a special cat, it can never be replaced"
Neither person is right nor are they wrong, perhaps the father should be more empathetic and the child more rational. So in the end I guess they both should find some middle ground which helps them out the most.
Hey, I'm not going to apologise for this, if you're reading it you should know what to expect by now. So here's something I forgot...
A young boy and his cat comes across the body of their father. Now the cat doesn't care it's just another human being, etc. etc.
The thing I forgot is that the child may love his father, and the father may love his child. I find that kind of strange, I find it kind of foolish too, I find it odd that many people here seem more concerned about loving and being loved then they do about understanding the true nature of their own existences.
So did I choose to make love unimportant? Or do I simply have to choose to make it important? I don't know myself that well. But at the end of the day, I really do hope that you all find the happiness that you're all so desperately looking for. To me that's important.
Thanks for reading. :smile: