The Effort Of Life And Existence

In a way, there is a certain way we all must swim in our pools of life and existence. We are seeing an object reality of that in the current events of the day in politics, and if change was not in the air there would not be currents of turmoil all around subliminally. With that said, I will write the rest of this article. Sure, reality to be controlled must be obeyed, indeed right down to a person driving a car or flying in a plane. If normal human nature could easily be circumvented, and greatness was easy, we would have solved all of our social and reality problems long ago and far away. Indeed, as we can tell by the current Supreme Court Justice hearings and so many other recent nominations for that, we have a very, very long way to go, even if we want to see the best and be the best “instantly”.

So, personally, I do not believe in instantaneous evolution like the stop action quick flower growth taken by cameras in nature movies. I believe in genuine natural law and jurisprudence in that to rule nature and help it work for us, we must obey the timetable and realities of nature. I was going to make the mistake and say something like, “make it work for us”, but that would not be accurate or “even in the ball park” of meaning I am trying to get at. What is in the “reality ball park” that is nearest is this, though: We must go through it to fully understand it. Sure, that sounds rough, that sounds terrible when the full implications of that reality are considered totally. What would you rather have though? Avoid it all, ignore it, and make it worse or face it now and make better forever and genuinely. If you read this far, you get my full meaning. After all the title is The Effort Of Life And Existence, right?

So, sometimes, I love to put things off as much as the next guy, only difference is that my genuine beliefs usually do not let me. For example, I had to do some carpet cleaning under and by my materials recycling bin the other day my Mother suggested I do when she was over at my apartment, and doing that was something I would love to put off. So, I took out the carpet cleaner and detergent sprayed on the carpet, did some scrubbing and vacuuming for an hour where the spots were. But, I understand the reality, I would not have a clean carpet if I put it off, and it would probably get worse. Sure, this is a basic example, but reality is reality for the most basic or complicated example is what it is and must be dealt with or worse later. I get it, and if you read intently and realistically, you get it.

You Have A Choice, I Have A Choice

Recently, I was reading the book “Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand” on my Kindle App on my phone, and realized one thing. We all have a choice. The pet saying of a mentor of mine was: “You have a choice.” I loved the way “The Matrix” movies portrayed the choice so simply though: The red pill is a pill of determining a future for yourself of your own free will free of the influences of others, while the blue pill was “normal life without any real choices”. Sure it is much more complicated and complex than just pills and “rabbit holes in Wonderland”, but the point is there always, we all have a choice to conform or not conform. I understand. I know, though, that choice is even more basic than the pills, rabbit holes and other things seemingly, but still what makes it even more complicated is that “fork in the road” simplicity and primacy that says, “you need to make a choice, I need to make a choice.”

When I think of what reality comes down to: I think everything is a volitional choice full of path, there is not any real right or wrong in it in a way, just a choice that is volitional reality.

When I think of paths and choices, that is what I think of, sure there are absolutes and gray areas, rights and wrongs, but also, everybody has a definite way to swim that is theirs, no matter how you put it. For, existence is a given, but the way we live life is always a choice.Sure, there is right, wrong and maybe, but there is always the constant of the choice and choices are never better or worse, just differently worked out.

Recently, I thought of how life would be without genuine gray areas and just absolutes, and I thought of it deeply to the best of my understanding. Life without choices would be stagnant, and considering realistic human nature, a certain amount of alienation to reality would set in also. So, I will say that a life without courage is a life without making a genuine choice. The life where one says and means “Who am I to know?” or “Who am I to genuinely decide for myself?” is a sad one. Happiness is genuinely blazing your own trail and accepting your consequences genuinely.What more can I say here, except end with an old saying from time immemorial from religion: “God gave us free will” or this one “Existence beckons us all to make a choice.”