Friday, June 14, 2013
IT IS WHAT IT IS BY KILER DAVENPORT
Human beings are like old dead leaves falling down from the trees. They are spent like a shell from an old gun. Everyone seems to have many opinions on a wide array of subjects even though they may have direct experience with the subject at hand. We are drowning in a dark sea of aimless and clueless opinions. What is it that drives this endless opinion mill and how does this effect the day to day lives of the people duped into the bottomless pits of misguided rubbish?
How does one discern fact from fiction? How does one know what to believe and what not to believe?
My father used to tell me “Son there is the truth, the lie, and most importantly what really happened” and this last part is the hardest to find and the most elusive. The human brain is a very complex and mysterious organ. We know very little about how or even why it works the way it does. We are not even sure that we have any control over it at all. And of course if this is true then there is absolutely no meaning or reason for what I am writing here and even more strange is the fact that you have no choice in the matter of believing it or not.
What we do know for sure is that we know very little about the world we live in. we have no idea where we come from or why we even came in the first place. We have really no idea where we are when we look at the big picture and we are completely clueless as to what happens to us after death if anything at all.
So we are left with the question of how can we learn to navigate these muddy waters of existence and what can we do to come to some kind of conclusions about our illusive realities that we can all agree on that will be beneficial and productive for our futures. We have been asking these questions since recognizable time began. Some of the wisest and most intelligent people in the world have pondered these imponderables for thousands of years without an answer.
Oh sure there are trillions of opinions out there streaming from billions of brains full of trillions and trillions of brain cells but to no avail. So what is the answer or is there an answer. I believe not. It is my opinion that there is no simple method to this madness. I have also come to the conclusion that it is of no importance what so ever that we know the reasons. My saying and philosophy has always been “IT IS WHAT IT IS” and that to me is the answer.