“Looking Back On Living The Life”
Engr. Joshua C. Agar
Living the life is a lie. It is nothing but evil.
Those of you who rejoice in living a comfortable life are perpetually deceiving yourselves and those around you.
You perceive everything about the reality surrounding you to be revolving around you alone as if it was a kingdom for you to rule over.
Even life-threatening mistakes, like lethargy, indolence, apathy, and ignorance, will be reduced into a single page that portrays yourselves as just living the life.
I’ll give you an example. If such people were fooled by fake news and black propaganda, it would be called “into being part of life.”
If they reveal themselves to be ignorant, they would say ignorance is a bliss.
Their “living the life” excuses even distortions of commonly held beliefs and social norms and attempts to spare themselves from being found out that they were having cognitive dissonance or that they were selfishly pragmatic, illogical, and irrational.
Under their discretion, the folly brought by their inaction and ignorance are nothing but a part of life.
And in their corrupt way, they attempt to mask their selfishness, inaction, and apathy, as “neutrality”.
They conclude that their selfishness is generally a part of living their lives full, and the selfishness that they saw on others as something to condemn.
If living the life means unfruitful selfishness, isn’t it strange not to consider those who concern themselves on other people and state affairs as living a fruitful life? Not that they were aware of it.
Living a long meaningless life is nothing compared to living a short meaningful life. Therefore, their “living the life” is a sham, full of damnable lies, deception, secrets, and fraud. They are selfish, and therefore evil.
That is to say, ironic as it is, that those who do not put themselves in the center of the world and concern themselves on the things around them are the truly righteous ones.
In conclusion: fools who enjoy the thing called “living a life” should go and freaking die.
-A paraphrase of “高校生活を振り返って” (Looking Back on High School Life) by 比企谷 八幡 (Hikigaya Hachiman)