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Does it have any meaning?
Posted on Sunday, November 23 2008 @ 14:00:34 Eastern

Does it have any meaning?

First, a word of warning. This will probably be one of my more deeper blogs. So if you are not into that kind of stuff, I suggest you go read the newest comic of Dr. McNinja for a good laugh. But if you are in that … how can I even put it … philosopher mysterious serious mood right now, maybe this is a little blog entry … just for you.

I'm typing this after reading Leatheans thread: So an old friend of mine is climbing Everest. After reading that thread, to be honest with you, I was kind of sad. You are probably laughing at me now, but I was sad because some people weren't quite happy with their life. In fact, hell, deep inside I felt that some were actually a bit miserable. I was always a caring man, and if there is one thing that hurts me the most is seeing others being miserable. I 've been burned, rammed, driven over, have fallen about 5 – 8 m of freefall, have had some concussions and some heavier scratches so I do know a bit of pain. And for now … now pain was greater then the emotional pain. I have been blabberin' for quite a bit now, I know, but … I just had to. In this blog I'll probably write some stuff that have been on my mind for quite some time now.

I, you, everyone here has probably at least once if not more times asked themselves: all what I have done, does it have really any meaning? Or is it worthless, worthless garbage? Some people will say that there is no simple answer for that, but I refuse to state the same. There is a simple answer for that. Anything, and I literally mean anything has had a meaning in your life if you were happy with it.

Usualy my mother comes to me and says that all this time spent playing videogames is worthless … it has no meaning. And my mother is probably not the only one, heck, I'm pretty sure we all had these moment of our knightly parental guardians trying to steer us away from those bad 'dark' games towards the glorious saints known as books. Usualy I just reply: 'All that time spending with your friends, going out … drinking, smokin' and etc. Wasn't it worthless? I mean … what  meaning does that have?' Usualy stuttering she replies: 'Well … I was having fun …' And these are usualy the last words in our conversation: 'Well … why do you think I'm playing videogames?' The keyword here is 'fun'.

Everything has a meaning if you were having fun doing it. Were you having fun playing that awesome raid? It had a meaning. Were you having fun looking at the stars, possibly studying it? It had a meaning. But I'll expend the word a bit and form the sentence like so: 'Everything has a meaning as long as you are happy.' This my ladies and gentlemen is the sentence that is most important to me. My grandfather told it to me like 3 years ago and still I cherish it as my biggest treasure.

Maybe some other people should stard doing it too. Too many times I see people questioning the meaning of their life, the meaning of their actions … if you were having fun doing it then yes, it has a damn meaning – period.

Now of course some of you will start bashing me that some people enjoy either stealing, hurting, sadistic wishes and etc. What can I say? I do not possess a silver tongue as our dear Link on these boards, hard to say something concrete about it. The only thing I can say is … how can someone be happy by making others miserable? Are they really happy, or is it something else? Many times it was discovered that brutal criminals had a hard past, that they are not really enjoying themselves by hurting others but their doing is just a sign of a much bigger underlying problem – the tip of an iceberg if you will. Of course there will be some people that will really enjoy it hurting others – heck some even in way that I cannot describe. But can we even call them people? Can we? I surely can't.

Then we also come to the problem of drugs and alcohol. Some people claim that their are happy consuming it, that means that if we are following my thesis it should have a meaning right? It probably does have one, but what kind of meaning do actions have where we destroy our own body? Do we really do it, because we are happy with it, or does something deep inside of us want it stop? Aint really easy questions to answer here, but I'm giving my best, so at least give me some credits (a.k.a. shiny red stars) for that.

You are now probably wondering – what the hell does this have to do with gaming? Pretty much actualy, too many times people are afraid to play games just because they think it would be a waste of time. Would it be? Why would it be? Just because the general community tells us that we should others things? Things that would make the COMMUNITY happy? I don't know about you, but I damn know that I prefer myself over the community. If you are happy … play games, they do have a meaning in your life – the meaning of entertainment. But I disgress, do not overdo it … because how many times has entertainment changed from the happy clown that makes us laugh into the killer clown which kills us with a headstab while we are pissing into the toalet because of all that laughter?

Authors notice: this has been written by a 16 year old Slovenian boy. For any grammatical or incoherency errors I deeply apologize and one more thing – all of this has been written in one shot, one go … it wasn't reviewed in any kind of way before I posted it … I could literally say that these words truly come out of my heart.

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