David Brinkley (via itquotes)
on my face and arms, but you still kiss me anyway.
(all the emo lyrics! FTW!)
a melody gently soaring through my atmosphere.
a professor said, recently, that injustice was not a concept that the legal system liked to deal with. that it was too messy, that there was no universal formula for remedying an injustice. and then the class moved on.
and here i am, weeks later, still pondering what injustice is. certainly, we know what justice is—according to Aristotle, justice is giving one one’s dues. but, like with most philosophical issues, this is easier said than done. to really understand what one is due, you need to understand who the ‘one’ is.
perhaps that’s the problem the legal system finds itself in, to really distribute justice would require more work than a bureaucracy can provide. and thus the easy answer would be to say that since justice requires so much work, what is the point of trying to decipher the mysteries of injustice?
i am beginning to understand society’s distrust of lawyers. the world (and the people who inhabit it) are messy. there is no universal formula to solve the underlying issues of the people.
it was in the house and connor got scared. until it swished its tail near his head, which then made him laugh and play with it. he’s playing catch with this leopard kitten. suddenly i realized it was a wild animal and wanted it out of the house.
so i’m trying to get this kitten out the front door, and i can feel its claws in my back as i’m pushing it out the door. finally close the door, only to see it stalking my movements with strangely intense blue eyes.
i can’t help but wonder what it all means.
so the meaning is to stop trying to give the world meaning? that might actually be the most freeing thing many of us could do, maybe that’s why it’s in the creed of AA (learn to let go of the things you cannot control).
click on more to get the reasoning behind the list, actually really motivating.
- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
- I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
- I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
- I wish that I had let myself be happier.