Monday, June 2, 2008
Don’t try to wake up. Don’t try to be more aware, or more present. Don’t try to better yourself. Don’t try to be more optimistic. And whatever you do, don’t try to love yourself. All this is nonsense. If you absolutely have to try something, try to make yourself as unaware as you possible can. I’m not kidding. Make yourself completely stupid. Put some energy to it. Try the best you can to live your life in a fog. We’re all sleepwalkers. God made us this way. Get involved in some weird religion or belief system or invent some crazy philosophy of your own. Drink yourself to oblivion. Eat candy, drink liquor and watch all the stupidities you can on television - until you die. I'm serious. The more conscious effort you put into it the less it will work out. Try it. The proof is in the pudding.
You can’t put yourself to sleep at night by willpower. Willpower is completely useless with such things. It doesn't work to yell at yourself: "Sleep now you idiot!" It is the same thong with relaxation. Don’t try to relax.
There are different ways to be disillusioned. One way is to be depressed because one's castle in the air suddenly has crumbled. Another way is to feel a great relief because the illusions are gone.
All political movements and belief systems have proved to be terrible. All! The conclusion must be: Leave all political movements and belief systems. Skip the elections. Democracy or Fascism, it is not much difference these days. Be a defector. But be careful. This can be very provocative to many people. So don’t tell them. Pretend that you are perfectly normal. This will spare you from a lot of trouble.