Thursday, August 28, 2008

Walk On The Pavements

Every so often the above gem shows up on the internet and all the little angst ridden, revolutionary wanna-bees line up in the comments to say “sooo true” and “more so now than ever” and I get irate every time.
So this time it will be ME posting it and it will be ME who comments on it. You are welcome to comment as well, but I was first. This time.

GO TO WORK
While growing up discover something you enjoy doing and are good at and find someone who needs that something done and arrange for them to pay you to do it.

SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL
If you choose to have kids seek out the best way to fill their minds with useful information so they might have a fighting chance in a world where knowledge is power.

FOLLOW FASHION
Wear clothes because other wise you will die of exposure. Wear the clothes you find comfortable. Wear the clothes you find help represent who you are. Wear the clothes that make your girlfriend grab your ass. And if your choices do not follow fashion... fashion will likely follow you.

ACT NORMAL
And remember that society accepts a million definitions of normal. Act normal with some creativity and you could be as wildly popular as Marilyn Manson. Or just twirl about with reckless abandon. Some will call you an ass, others a free-spirit, most will adjust their path to avoid you and 1 or 2 may join you.

WALK ON PAVEMENTS
Walk wherever you like. Through fields, through puddles, through alleys, or god forbid on pavements. But best to walk where you wont be shot or run over.

WATCH TV
Watch Carl Sagan loving and explaining the never ending Cosmos. Watch how things are made. Watch leaders speak. Watch Jon Stewart lampoon them. And why not... laugh along with a laugh track now and then. Or even choose sides between Lauren and Heidi.

SAVE FOR YOUR OLD AGE
In a world where goods and services are mainly acquired monetarily consider setting aside some money or assets that can work for you when you are too old to work for yourself.

OBEY THE LAW
Do what you think is right and fair and just. If you are a decent person 90 percent of the time you will find you are obeying the law inadvertantly. As for the other 10 percent. Disobey loudly and proudly and with others who agree with you. You may one day change that law.

REPEAT AFTER ME: The message in the photo was shorter but perhaps only because the author only managed to steal one can of paint. (The writer may be free, but paint is not.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank god I'm not the only one who thinks this stupid graffiti message is meaningless drivel, I don't understand why everyone is getting so excited about something which is so obviously written by some ignorant ungrateful little asbo that they'd probably cross the street to avoid at night.

IMP1 said...

GO TO WORK
What if the pastime you find to be most enjoyable doesn't pay?
What if you have not the ability to do anything 'worthy' of money?

SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL
Seriously?! You think that school is the best way to fill your kids' minds with "useful" information?!
And knowledge is far from power in this world.
Intelligence and knowledge often hamper efforts to have a successful career.

FOLLOW FASHION
So your saying that nobody follows fashion? I don't think any "revolutionary wannabes" will argue that people should wear what is comfortable and expresses themselves.

ACT NORMAL
If one is not 'normal', they will be hard pressed to get a job, get friends etc.

WALK ON PAVEMENTS
Walk through fields that people own? People that will often not like having their land trampled or having random strangers walk through their land. So you walk anywhere that isn't owned...

WATCH TV
The media distorts the truth. Meh, there's not much to say about Watch TV. I didn't write the original...

SAVE FOR YOUR OLD AGE
I don't like the idea of money. It's a lot easier to acquire a surplus than goods or services, which therefore leads to inequality and envy, theft.

OBEY THE LAW
If 90% of the time, people do what is right and just and fair, why do we need the laws. They're there to oppress. Often with laws, they're rules for the sake of rules.

REPEAT AFTER ME
He was being sarcastic when he says "I am free". You can kinda get it from all the examples of him/her NOT being free...

ko said...

omg anon
if ur so stupid that u cant see
obvious things
DONT COMMENT!

good job IMP1!

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