Friday, September 15, 2006

A new beginning

This blog does not have the same purpose now as it did a few days ago. It was here to generate interest in Aimless; I wanted people to come here and read what I had to say--maybe even comment on something--then check out the rest of the site. But now I'm not so worried about that.

Aimless is a documentary. It's not gonna be a documentary; it already is. The documentary is right here on this web log, and eventually it will be on video. This is the preface or introduction. It may someday become worthy of publishing. Who knows?

This web log is an honest account of what goes through my mind on a day-to-day basis. Sometimes I might say things that piss people off or even embarrass myself or make myself look like an asshole, but I'm not going to delete, edit, or sanitize anything just to save face or please people. There are already too many full-of-shit ass kissers in this world who only tell people what they want to hear. I'm not one of them.

Is Aimless for liberals? Yes. Is Aimless for conservatives? Yes. I don't care who wants to be a part of Aimless; I'll treat you all with respect because you're all people. Yeah, I'll say horrible things about people who have done horrible things, like George W. Bush. And a lot of people will interpret my social rhetoric as pessimistic or sadistic, but they're wrong. Am I pessimistic or negative when I point out the fact that our education system is full of teachers who would rather fuck with kids than teach them? No, I want to make it better. And to make something better, one must first acknowledge that something is wrong with it. DUH!

An interesting fact: I lead the kind of life right-wingers wish they could force on all of us--a life they don't even lead themselves--but I don't feel the need to force my morals on everyone else. If you want to be promiscuous, fine; it's not hurting me or anyone else. If you want to relax and smoke a doobie every night, fine; it's not hurting me or anyone else. If you want to go to church every Sunday, fine; it's not hurting me or anyone else. If you choose to home-school your kids because you think they should learn about fairy tales instead of reality, fine; just be prepared to accept responsibility when your kids grow up to have no social skills or job skills.

I know a lot of people don't like me or think I'm a weirdo simply because I'm friendly and honest. And you know what? I can deal with that. I do my best to treat people how I like to be treated. Not because some ancient novel told me to; not because any person ever told me to. I do it because I figured out on my own that it's the right way to treat people. And I'll tell you what: It doesn't "pay" to treat people right. At least it hasn't so far. But I'm going to keep doing it because I know it's the right way to live. And maybe someday it'll pay off.

I'm not going to change the things I respect most about myself just to please people I can't respect in the same way. If I did, it might make me some money or it might make my life easier, but it won't make me wealthier. My life has pretty much sucked so far, but I am certainly much wealthier than most of the people on this planet because I remain true to myself even though it's not necessarily profitable. I'm wealthy because I have not sold my soul.