Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Feeding Frenzy! We’re All a Bunch of Cannibals!


by M. J. Joachim
Cannibals!

We’re all a bunch of ravishing cannibals, I tell ya!

Feeding off of each other like a bunch of starving lunatics…

Or maybe…

We’re enjoying each other’s company and learning a few things along the way.

Movies…

I’ve seen more than a few good ones – all genres, btw. Way too many bad ones – turn them off readily or fall asleep while they’re playing. Couches are so much more comfortable than theater seats!

Games…

I’m a player! I love games, any variety will do! Board games, card games, video games, darts, ping pong, bowling…and then there’s an entire world of actual sports to consider… Yes, I’m definitely a big fan and player of games!

Books…

One itty bitty idea turns into a sentence, and then some author comes along and writes a 3,000 page book from it! Now there’s a novel idea! Hehe – get it? Novel idea?!

Blogs...

Diaries with a twist…you really are an open book in the blogosphere, and you might never even know who your words are influencing. Choose them wisely, please!

It’s impossible to consider all the things we learn from human activities…
Everything from social interaction, handling disagreements and disappointment, dealing with negative feelings, expressing thoughtful sentiments, and losing oneself in another world, just because you can…

While on the surface, they might appear as just another thing we do, beneath the surface, an entire world unfolds – one where people have the opportunity to blossom, fold or do nothing. Between the lines of that surface, hidden deep within the details, outward appearances might only be personas or momentary glimpses of personality aspects – taken in part, necessarily considered in unison as a complete person, individual and member of the whole…family, community, world, universe…

Yes, we are cannibals. We live and breathe, dependent on each other. We can’t function without personal affirmation and validity, and if we’re forced to, we fight. We fight hard!

Call it the human condition if you must. Personally, I think cannibal is a much better description.

Thank you for visiting Effectively Human.

Until next time, I wish you every good thing,

M. J.

Photo credit: Saturn Devouring His Son (photographic reproduction), Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828), Prado Museum, PD - US
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