Saturday, 3 March 2007

His Story Is His History



You think you know something?
You think you are something?

You do think a lot,
but it’s of no use.

You’re nothing. Absolutely nothing.
That does piss you off, doesn’t it?
To be nothing. That is: nothing of importance.

Wind in the hay. Buzz of the bees. Piece of shit.
They’re more than you. Really.

Come back after three thousand years and see
if somebody still remembers you.

I doubt it.

But shit still smells.

You’re talking to me?

Go away. Stop thinking. Go.

19 comments:

Mikko Moilanen said...

A very good text! It reminds me very well of my childhood and teenager years when I didn't want to be anything at all. I just wanted to live! But it was not allowed to be nothing - everyone except my best frieds expected me to be something. It was awful. I hated my life a lot!

Huh, very good that you helped me to remember this.

SusuPetal said...

Hmm, was it good of me to remind you that you hated your life a lot then...?

But, it's true that it's considered somewhat strange to just live and not to reach for something that one isn't interested in.

To be nothing is something people hate and they are eager to prove that they are something special.

Mikko Moilanen said...

I understand this topic far too well. I don't want to think about it. My head explodes if I do.

SusuPetal said...

So, don't think about it. Read instead something else, or if you like, go and see some pictures I took in Egypt last week. You'll find them here:

http://www.susupetal.suntuubi.com/?cat=6

Mikko Moilanen said...

It was good that you made me remember that I hated my life because I understood the reason for it. Expectations. Requirements. All that shit made me unreal. If I can not be nothing, and I define nothing in that as my true identity, then I am naturally something else, and that is not what I am. Very simple, but very horrible. And the negative spiral is ready. Then one tries to be something and the more he or she tries, the less real he or she is.

This goes somewhat deep, and I am not sure if you understand this.

Thank you for your pictures and of your existence.

Mikko Moilanen said...

Haha, now I would like to drink beer untill I would be nothing, lol :))

SusuPetal said...

Horrible things are often simple, once you get to know them. And when one knows, it helps to get off of the path that leads to the negative spiral.
And then you can be yourself and not the one you were trying to be.

To stop trying. That's important. To be. Just be.

SusuPetal said...

Cheers:))

Mikko Moilanen said...

I know. Olet muuten ihana ihminen. Et ole koskaan vaatinut minua olemaan jotain.

SusuPetal said...

Kiitos, Mikko.

Mikko Moilanen said...

Kiitos? Ei se ollut kohteliaisuus..

SusuPetal said...

Kohteliaisuus tai ei, niin tuskin koskaan on turha kiittää.

reiska said...

Do u speak kettle, pusu?

SusuPetal said...

But of course, my dear Reiska, and I'll put the kettle on just for you.

paddy said...

What can I say more than Socrates when he was asked what made him the wisest man. He thought; then realised:Everybody knows something for sure but he did not know anything for sure. Hey,'I kmow nothing for sure' that is what makes me wise. Dig it? Yours: Paddy

paddy said...

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SusuPetal said...

I believe that to know nothing for sure, is the only way get through life, Paddy.

Mikko Moilanen said...

Olet aivan oikeassa, Susupetal.

I have wondered what is the nature of the relationship between you, Susupetal, and Reiska. It seems peculiar and strange. Maybe Reiska can explain it? I don't know.

Paddy, your description of the story doesn't make justice to it. Socrates not only thought about the subject but made exhaustive research of it and finally made some conclusions. The main point of the story was that Socrates was said to be the wisest man on earth, and the statement made no sense without proof or reasoning behind it. Thus Socrates wanted to know what is the truth. Something what most of the people would not had done - questioned are they really the wisest but rather to be happy of the statement without a reason. So he did what he could, he discussed with many people and learned that most of the people think they know something, but he himself knows he doesn't know anything, and in that sense he is wiser - ultimately because he is ready and open to learn something, which is not the case with people who think they know something. Socrates was always wise to try to learn, the opposite of the rest of the people, therefore he was the wisest. That is seen also in his methods; he didn't say how things are, he just tried to understand how things are.

SusuPetal said...

Mikko, I'd like to think that I have no relationship with Reiska at all, hahhah. But that's not the truth, although Reiska would surely deny to have any crush on me (this really pisses him off!)

I know Reiska, that's why I tolerate him:))