It Is Okay And Natural To Part Paths With Friends in a Time Such As This
Not everyone wants what you want as badly as you do.
Not everyone will walk through life alongside you on your entire walk through life. About this, there is no need to be sentimental or pained or vengeful. It is okay to triage a relationship, especially in such dire times, and to focus on that which most reflects your values.
Many of us have lived for many years in an era of great temporal luxury and comfort, in which time was seen as cheap and leisure seen as the goal of life.
We even have a wide array of society who have ceased to provide any economic value and are promised a life of leisure after only 20, 30, or 40 years of work, is this preposterous notion we call “retirement” and that this era deems an ideal owed to everyone eventually in life: a virtually sociopathic disconnect from providing worth to those around you.
Society has never promised such a decadent and debilitating thing as a 40-, 50-, or 60-year period of leisure to the general public. Such toxicity is tied to the idea that if you “sacrifice,” by doing work that you are not called to do, and you put up with it for long enough, you will never have to be a net contributor to anything in any way again. This concept of retirement is a sign of the temporal luxury in which we lived.
Human time, time measured in seconds, time in which not a moment more than this one is promised to us, is cheapened by modernity’s promise that a “sacrifice” of several decades will allow one a disconnect from all around them. This is no sacrifice. It is lying to oneself and avoiding the hard questions in life in exchange for a retirement of leisure.
The six or eight hours of screen time dedicated to entertainment is another example of the temporal luxury of this era in which we have lived. Your moments matter so little that you can luxuriously spend that amount of time in mind-numbing, spirit-assaulting entertainment.
Through recipes for living life — recipes like these and others — you can find husband and wife, parent and child cohabitating together who have hardly ever looked each other in the eye and had a real conversation about things that matter. Rather than daily having such conversations, making life all about that which matters, the conversations about which matter are so infrequent as to be memorable events, sometimes even dramatic events as if they were filmed on a Hollywood film stage.
Can you see how twisted that is, that meaningful conversations with those closest to you are so infrequent as to be memorable?
That is no life.
That is the decadence of the lie of temporal luxury becoming ingrained in one’s existence and sucking the things of life out of each individual life. So many more examples of temporal luxury exist.
Of course the bad decisions to acquiesce to the decadent temporal luxury were your own, but that luxury so surrounds us and is wrongly considered so natural that it becomes a life of many bad decisions made almost habitually and without thought or resistance on your part. This can be how we approach that which we are raised into. When it is society-wide and so seldom questioned, it can be hard to recognize and escape. But that kind of life is not natural.
Natural is growing up immersed in reality from a young age, seeing an animal die at some prepubescent age, and realizing that you too will die and that the physical experience of your spiritual being, will one day come to an end. Many, many writers describe that experience at a young age if allowed to live in such reality. Some people realize this at a young age.
That is natural.
If one is inundated with enough Disney, and any of the so many other toxic influences intended to separate you from reality, one may never come to that realization. The lies of modernity may be with you all the way to your deathbed — a time when is becomes very hard for anyone to deny the realization that there is in fact no temporal luxury, a time as well when it becomes very hard to deny the existence of a creator.
Growing up in the midst of that and being taught how normal it all is, hardly can anyone blame you when you reach a moment of crisis, and you are surrounded by people, beliefs, and behaviors that have no use to a person seeking the truth. You are merely cohabitating, you are merely occupying similar geography, and sharing
Article from LewRockwell