Problem

I have a loaded question… not sure even how to ask it… but I will try. Given all the hate and the crap that happens throughout life, if you had to say what the problem might be, the root, what would you say? If you take any living thing, and burn it, it becomes carbon. So if you take everything, all the crap that happens every day, and boil it down, what do you see? I’m just curious. If you had to say a word or nothing more than a sentence. Why are we so stupid?

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  1. organized religion!

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  2. spring-loaded mattresses

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  3. I HAVE THE POWER! WOOP!

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  4. Jesus, that was mine. :)

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  5. According to Freud, it’s the conflict between the Pleasure Principle (our lives as infants – no worries, no knowledge of having to take care of ourselves, pure pleasure and peace) and the Reality Principle (the facts of life, having to avoid doing what gives us pleasure, subordinating pleasure and peace to rules and the need to overcome basic struggles – to feed ourselves, etc).

    That’s a long sentence, but it’s ONE sentence. Haha.

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  6. Just because we have the ability to forecast the future and other’s thoughts, doesn’t mean we’re any good at it.

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  7. It’s simple, there aren’t enough pet monkeys.

    Actually, this reminds me a little of a story Melissa told me about riding the metro this morning. A man who was visiting the city was on the metro and asked Melissa where this line went to. Melissa showed him the map and he thanked her. He then got on his cell phone to explain to some people where he would be meeting them and at one time.

    Out of the blue a woman behind Melissa starts yelling “We can hear your conversation! We don’t want to hear your phone conversation! You are too loud!!!”

    Melissa said the guy was barely speaking above a wisper when the woman started yelling. No one pointed out to her that she actually caused a bigger disruption by yelling.

    So, to sum up, the problem is that there are way too many stupid people and not enough pet monkeys.

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  8. Indeed. See, now if there were more pet monkeys riding the metro, they could then fling poo on the woman screaming. This would begin a giant whoop of laughter from onlookers and a hush-the-fuck-up of said woman.

    This could work. Sign me up. What party is this?

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  9. If there were more of my kind, the world would be covered with poo. No one wants that, save the monkey-poo fetishists among us (and I think we know who they – are!)

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  10. We fear that which we do not understand, and we can never truly understand the thoughts and feelings of another human being.

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  11. MTV! Or something.

    Great site, btw.

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