Fountain of Youth
by, 04-28-2012 at 12:10 PM (163 Views)
Oh just perusing through some magazines and I notice so many ads targeted at many of the adjectives that are associated with being young. I'm always a tad flustered with trying to dissect the meaning behind these ads. The purpose is pretty obvious, you literally have to be deaf not to grasp it. (BUY ME!) I think that the culture I live in has taken a horrible shift in focus however. We idolize our youth and throw away the soul (in a personal sense, soul is directly intertwined with passion, talent, and life for me).
I don't want to throw away my time in pursuit of just fun, vacations, and parties. They have a purpose, but after so many they've lost the appeal to me. Once I've got a regimented system I know I'm done with it. Hah, it's deprecating to know I have a ritual to follow up on for a bar night. Eat x amount of y, brush up z, double dose on a, make sure I call bc&d=successful night. Maybe that's why I like making grand and almost unrealistic poles to sprint for. There's a challenge and immediacy that require my attention, and if I fail there's something new to learn.
Progression is the name of the game. I want to grow old and learn, fail and succeed, create and destroy, live like a god and the end of days. Yearning for the past is macabre and pointless. This obsession with our youth doesn't coincide with what exists in reality. Everything will come to an end, and interrupting that cyclic time will probably have disastrous consequences......then again I prefer chaos to order to a point. That's an entirely different belief though.