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07.12.2011 – Reality – Ain’t it a Bitch?!?!?

I really do not care about being comforted by mythology. I’d rather have the harsh truth and learn how to live with it, than believe myths that are just band-aids to cover reality.

 

This statement popped into my head today, so I figured I’d share it. It really represents the realist in me. Most people misinterpret my realism for negativity. I do try to remain positive in general, but when life experience is combined with evidence, a lot of times reality just isn’t that positive. I firmly believe that I’m not being negative, just realistic.

In the case of this quote, I’m obviously referring to religious belief. To me, I feel a lot of believers hold those views as a comfort. A security blanket if you will. They try to run and hide from the inevitable reality that we all live in. The fact that each of us will have to face our own demise. There’s no escaping it for any of us. I prefer to accept that when I’m gone, I’m gone. It’s helped me a lot lately to value each day more. I live a much fuller life now. Today is a certainty…tomorrow is not. So, today I chose to live the HELL out of life.

 

 

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  1. Space
    July 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Woohooo! You are now in my arena! LOL…
    Welcome to life! A fabulous place to live, a bad place to retire!

    • adoubtersramblings
      July 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      It took me all this time to get into your ‘arena’ eh!! LOL…well, better late than never I suppose! heh heh! Yes…let’s avoid that sort of retirement for a long, LONG time eh?

  2. July 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    What you’re expressing is actually the theory of “Depressive Realism,” you can look it up, there’s lots of info about it out there, and some interesting discussions out there as well.

    • adoubtersramblings
      July 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      Well I’ll be a sonofabitch! LOL! That’s good stuff! Thanks for enlightening me! Got some digging to do now! 🙂

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