Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Television Sitcom Anti-wisdom

One of the earliest lessons I learned in my life was the impermanence of all things. Growing up I watched a lot of television, and because it was the late 80's and early 90's so my biggest reality manipulators was the television sitcom. I watched all the classics, and I absorbed their wisdom; but it occurred to me one day that sitcoms never change. The general cast, feeling, and scope of them remains the same throughout the seasons, meanwhile my life had no such stability. "The Simpsons" has been on television since the dawn of time and all the characters are more or less the same. I've been alive on this planet for at least 34 years and I'm fairly certain I've been morphing and changing every nanosecond. 

Change is a constant state of chaos. There is no true static energy; it's always traversing and changing. It has to because if it didn't change there would be no life. Change sadly also means death for something, but who knows really how that energy will disperse. A lot of the true and meaningful revelations in my life have manifested because of great tragedy, and that made me change as a reaction to it. 

I'm not sure if I'm ready for any dramatic changes, but really, who is? Sometimes all you can do is laugh in the face of great pain.

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