Friday, July 30, 2010

Compassion for Being Human

My latest slogan is, "To be human is to fuck up."  This seems appropriate as the planet dies around us.  For all these generations, especially in America, we've been programmed with a rah-rah, can-do attitude which is bullshit, because humans inevitably fuck it up somewhere along the line.  We WON'T rise to the occasion because we CAN'T rise to the occasion.  We simply don't have the capacity to do so.  And even if we tried, we would fuck it up.  But we can still do our best to be good Buddhists or good Christians, and have compassion for our fellow sufferers.  Because there's always more than enough suffering to go around.