Why so serious?
Posted on Wednesday, October 15 2008 @ 10:10:49 Eastern
Why so serious?
Yes dear reader, I ask you: why are you so serious? Why are most of your friends so serious? Why are grown ups so serious? Why is everyone today so serious? The whole damn world … this is what I ask. But instead of waiting for your answer, I'll try to come up with my own.
As you already have guessed it, yes, I do think that the world today is way to serious. Everyone has a stern look on their face, their holding is stern – stiff as if they are a soldier in the army waiting for a command from the general. The funny thing is though, that nowadays 97% people exactly are damn waiting for an order from above. Waiting for an order that they will try to complete flawlesly, so they will slowly get a chance and join the 3% of people that is giving the orders. That is why people are so serious these days, because they care for their future … because they care for the shape of their life.
But another question arises. Are they really caring for it? Are they shaping it the right way? This is a blog, so I will give you my honest opinion. No … they are not, in fact, I think their ruining it. Why? Because they act like drones, only capable of executing said order … nothing more and less, nothing innovative, nothing original … NOTHING! And because of that they of course do not get the promotion they want so much, because they do not show what they are capable of. Every slave can follow orders, but only the wise can show their creativity, innovation, originality beside it. This is what people should crave for … not for a way of executing the order even more flawlesly, because that road is very short. And because it is very short the end is of course near and when people get the wall before their face they become frustrated … they become nervous.
You look nervous ...
This sentence I say to people too many times. But day after day I can see it on their face, I can read it from their eyes. They are nervous because they do not know what they are doing wrong. 'I PERFECTED THE ORDER! WHY CAN'T I GET THE PROMOTION?! WHERE AM I WRONG, WHAT DID I DO WRONG?!' The problem is … that they just do not get it, that they did nothing wrong, but they just did that one thing flawlessly – the order. Nothing else. Thus they are nervous, seeking for mistakes that do not exist, searching for ways to improve something which cannot be improved … Nervosity then causes stress to the body and that is also why people are getting more sick by the day. Either they catch a cold, a flu, fever etc. They hurt their bodies.
That is why I think that the way the majority is trying to care for their life is a wrong one.
Hell, I can neven draw a paralel line with the gaming industry.
Companies are trying to perfect gameplays that have already been perfected. You cannot make a FPS shooter more interesting by adding more monster spawns, neither can you make an RPG more interesting by adding thousands more pieces of armor, weaponry etc. You must seek innovative, original ideas to improve it. One of the things that come into my mind for an example was the good/evil choices first introduced into RPG games. But no, because they think that the same ol' formula can be still perfected to no ends they give us generic material. Hell, people didn't even change Isaac Newton laws of gravity and they are with us how many centuries? But instead they used them and with them they discovered so much more! So … gaming industry, instead of trying to perfect the old formulas which you can clearly that they cannot be … use them and find something new!
This is what the gaming industry … hell everyone should strive for. To break the cyle of simple order following and introduce their minds, their imagination!
And last but not least … I'd just want that people would take it a 'wee' bit easier these days. No, noones is going to hurt you if you a suggestion that you think is good, noone will bite you if you tell criticism in a gentleman way etc. And the sooner you'll start doing that, people will also start noticing you more, as you are one of the fews who have broken the cycle.
In conclusion I'd like to say: relax, you only live one life. I do not advise you now to stop working, no, I just advise you that you start working with your head … so you'll know that you have things in control and that you are happy with the work you are doing … and that we will slowly bring a smile to that face!
Authors notice: This has been written by a 16 year old Slovenian boy. I apologize in advance for grammatical, spelling, incoherency errors.
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