|Originally posted by Arbiter |
Decay is a necessary step in the cycle of life, death, and ultimately transformation into new life. If we reject decay, then we are implicitly rejecting all life in this world, because none of it would exist but for decay.
Social decay is no different. Societies take on a life of their own, and all societies must also eventually have a death of their own. And from each society's death and decay the seedlings of the next will flourish and come to life. Those societies which exist today could never have existed were it not for the decay of the societies that preceded them, and the societies of the future depend our society's inevitable decay for their eventual existence.
Every great creation is preceded by, and eventually followed by, great destruction, and whosoever would be a creator finds his most invaluable assistance in destroyers. Unlike most human beings, I embrace this reality. I choose to embrace that cycle and reject the petty human instinct to engage in futile attempts at preservation.
Although their individual contributions are typically modest, these "agents of socially entropic decay" are collectively an invaluable asset to me, and indeed to the future of humanity generally. It is only proper, then, that I show them some small measure of appreciation.
I believe this is roughly the same philosophy of the antagonist in The Fifth Element. Your version has a little more refinement, though.
|Originally posted by Lira |
ps.: This is by no means related to the beverage Eddie had. I believe he drank actual coffee because he's more awesome than the average American.
Well, I do try to be a good American. Thanks. Goodnight, all.
Now with extra singles!
my old stuff, not quite up to snuff - but I still dig it - UPDATED 9/23/2012