Youngest kid of six with an inferiority and black sheep complex, but determined that God saves not just his soul to heaven but the remainder of his manic-depressive life, so others won't say he became a Christian and remained a jerk.
i won't be transparent before i'm opaque. and you'll get to know me starting from the small things: who my favourite bands are. what kind of movies i like. who are my heroes.
I’m convinced that when confronted with sincere, real love, the Jesus factor will become obvious. But let’s not plant the cross before we carry it. I’m not trying to con you.
Some dreams are meant to be achieved. I know that. But maybe other dreams are meant to drive us, privately. Never known to anyone but ourselves.
It is a sadness that, when choosing between crying and sighing, will choose sighing. I'd almost say that melancholy is being sad about sadness itself.
On memory and nostalgia
It saddens me when life moves forward and people decide that certain things are worth forgetting.
I've learnt that the word irregardless is filed as a non-standard word in the English language. That's a lexicographer's way of saying it's not a real word.
Crowds are fickle things. So when we stand in the thousands and cry against the present government, do we know who we're actually crying for?
People always want the best for themselves. But I want to sometimes take second or third or fourth best, just so that the loser down the road doesn't always have to come in last. It must feel like shit to always come in last.
On growing old
Leasehold property make me feel sad. It doesn't matter how old the family photos are that you put on your wall. It's your family but it's not really your wall.
I ask you, if God loves everyone, and if God is also incapable of loving evil, how can there be such a thing as an evil man?
On a daily basis
One line quips, like this.
Monday, October 08, 2007
THE STUPIDITY OF THE WORLD
Why can't some people take responsibility for their own stupidity? i mean, i can be a real stupidhead sometimes and i've made a slew of dumbass decisions before. but if someone came up to me and said "fergus, you were such a dumbass", i'd probably be the first to agree. not this one kid.
this kid called dederer, in this lawsuit, dives off a bridge that has a signboard that says do not dive. apparently lots of other kids dive there all the time, and that the council knows about it. so yes, this is a town full of stupid fools. so what happens to this kid? he snaps his neck and becomes a tetraplegic. what does he do? he sues the council. this is what he says.
if the council had made triangular surfaces on the bridge railing, it would have made it harder for him to stand on the railing and dive off it.
if the council had explained more properly on the signboard why diving there was dangerous, he might have known better.
and he goes on and on. sure, he's a kid, a teenager. but there's something seriously wrong with the world when a person is not only stupid enough to flagrantly break a warning sign, he has the audacity, the gall to blame someone else for not protecting him against himself. and what more, the lower courts actually ruled in his favour.
stupidity is a fact of life. we all display it in different degrees and at some point, if we are going to be reconciled to who we fully and truly are, we are gonna need to take a good look at our own stupidities and come to terms with it. this kid needs to accept that he was a bloody idiot and now he's a tetraplegic and that tetraplegia is proportionate to his stupidity. i have to accept that i've been a bloody idiot and today i'm a messed up 27-year-old and that mess is proportionate to my stupidity.
and as long as we keep shoving the buck around, our world is definitely going to the dogs.
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