Bullshit, Trying to make sense of it
Okay. It had been a while I hadn’t written a proper blog. I’d written articles with citations. Fuck that for now. Fuck my SEO plugin telling me how to word my article and what I need to do to get clicks. One of the reasons I’ve set up this site is to write about shit I want to talk about.
So, what do I want to talk about?
That everything is shit. Nothing makes sense. I wish I had a better way to put it. As Bo Burnham put it in a Conan interview
You got to take a deep breath and give up. The system is rigged against you.Bo Burnham
Let’s start with education
It’s like paying to get frustrated. You cram all this information on your head that can be looked up and vomit it all out on exam paper. And after 4 years you learn jack. Now, you’re looking for jobs, they are looking for people with a skill set that would have only been acquired if you said: “do hell with this college bullshit”.
You look around and you see, a fucking dropout making youtube videos or a fucking tic tok is more successful than you. And you could give me a marketing lesson on building value, brand and all. But, put that information up your arse, because when he was doing it, he didn’t know shit about what he was doing and fucker just got lucky.
Our obsession with success
Reminds me of this fight club quote
“We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.Fight Club
I mean, it’s the by-product of a more capitalistic materalistic society. But, this idea of success is deep-rooted in all of us. We want to make it. We want to make it very bad. And, we don’t know how.
I am not going to go preachy on you by saying maybe happiness is the answer and sell you the “art of living” course. Because, I know the Sri Sri guy is also in it for the money, fame and whatever comes with the shit he does.
So, I guess Bo is right. The system is indeed rigged against you. Fucking give up. And, try to do whatever the fuck you want as much as you can. I say as much as you can because, you know, by the end of the day you’d still love to have enough cash to put the food in your mouth.
And, comes the motivational self help bullshit Industry
I mean Anthony Robbins and crapsters like him. There’s an Indian guy called Sandeep Maheshwari. And these fuckers sell arenas and make a shit ton of cash by giving people half baked information. Most times these fuckers are outright wrong and try to sell what seems like common sense or old wives tales. The thing about common sense and old wives tales are they aren’t always scientific. Some things are counter-intuitive.
As this ASAP science video explains, motivation can wear off pretty easily with ego depletion and can get you all fucked up. What matters more is something else. But, these bullshiters can get away with it because they’re not the ones who have to pull a 9-5, it’s you.
So, what’s the solution?
I guess do whatever the fuck you want as long as it’s legal and ethical. And, I guess try not to end up getting homeless. I mean who the fuck knows what works and what does not. Who would have thought people would have made a career out of playing video games or fucking making youtube videos for crying out loud. Or, streaming pile of garbage.
Reminds me of the Frank Zappa quote I’d already quoted before in another article..
“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”Frank Zappa