29.2.08

Teeth Like God's Shoeshine

"I'm saying that your going to die, and your going to go off this earth, your going to be dead. Man, it could be, you know, twenty years, it could be tomorrow, any time, so am I. I mean, we're just gonna be gone. The world's going to go on without us"
-Bob Dylan, in a 1965 interview.

Whats the meaning of life? Traditional responses include leaving your mark on the world, helping future generation, forming a happy family etc. These don't do it for me. Because the truth eventually I will be dead and then what does it matter? People will make stupid small talk at my funeral, and if I ever have great grand kids they will never know my name. As far as I grasp it there is no meaning. We're all just some sort of mistake or weird happening. I feel like I'm teetering on the edge of nihilism and I don't know witch way to tip.

I am not allowed much danger
keep in like you're an old friend stranger
you'll burn me in effigy and I'll burn you in effigy

1 comment:

Adrian said...

True. BUT...

There are few individuals that do leave their mark, for good or bad. Look at the opposite ends of the Spectrum:

Hitler and Ghandi.

They do affect the world, and continue to. Their energy is strong enough. Some people are just... different.