Dr. Seuss, The Lorax (via mattressesunderwater)
i care, things will get better, all of them
Albert Einstein (via reluctantbuddha)
so to go conclude my previous post, we can only be free if we find the peace that comes from the answers to our internal questions (through our Self) and apply them to the collective (Humanity)
Human vs. Self
Human vs. Self is the theme between a person and themselves, such as depression.Human vs. Society
Human vs. Society is a theme in fiction in which a main character’s, or group of main characters’, main source of conflict is social traditions or concepts. In this sense, the two parties are: a) the protagonist(s); b) the society of which the protagonist(s) are included. Society itself is often looked at as a single character, just as an opposing party would be looked at in a Man vs. Man conflict. An example in literature would be Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, ‘The Outsiders’ by S.E. Hinton, or Holden Caulfield’s struggle in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.Human vs. Nature
Human vs. Nature is the theme in literature that places a character against forces of nature. Many disaster films focus on this theme, which is predominant within many survival stories. It is also strong in stories about struggling for survival in remote locales, such as the novel Hatchet or Jack London’s short story “To Build a Fire”. Also A Separate Peace is a good example with Leper not wanting to jump out of the tree. Some are not so remote such as Banner in the Sky.Human vs. Supernatural
Human vs. Supernatural is a theme in literature that places a character against supernatural forces. When an entity is in conflict with his, her, or itself, the conflict is categorized as internal, otherwise, it is external. Such stories are often seen in Freudian Criticism as representations of id vs. superego. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a good example of this, as well as Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and “Christabel” by Samuel Coleridge. It is also very common in comic books.Human vs. Machine/Technology
let me add to the Human vs. Self conflict:
it is about learning to deal with the stimulus that you receive fom outside and how it relates to the inside, what we an learn from it to adapt and change ourselves, we are naturally inclined to reach out, “no man is an island” because then he/she wouldn’t be human at all, human implies a form of collectivity. it is the question of “Who am I? Why am I here? What am I here to do? How do I do it? and When is the best time?” it is so much greater then the understanding of depression, because normally depression is the effect of not finding the answer that satisfies us in regard to those questions. We have to investigate the underlying reasons and as such, depression is only to fleeting, it is like fever, it is a reaction to some other action happening else where. And that other action is the theme. How do we as humans, and thus as a collective body, make sense of our individuality?
the choice is yours, take it or leave it
Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine
people, this is the most vividly horrible example of manipulation that i have ever read about.
E.B. White (via whoajustine)
it is difficult to make this choice. shouldn’t we appreciate while we can? but who knows how long we will have to appreciate, shouldn’t we try to contribute to other people’s future appreciation?
life is a journey of self discovery, even though it’s important and stimulating to meet new people, always make sure you are the most interesting person you know. we are not here to discover any one else but ourselves. each one of us has a focus, it may take time, effort, discipline, but the absolute truth about essence is that we are the ones who have to see. you maybe lucky to encounter others who see you, those will be rare, cherish them. they are the ones who will remind you what it’s supoosed to be about. your purpose. your dream, the one only you can attain. but first you need to find it. look for it and move towards it. by yourself, in your way. that is what discovery is about.