Friday, July 3, 2009

"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women." - Conan, The Barbarian

“What is good in life?”. Never has a self analyzing question come from an action movie than this. And never a question would have more answers than the individuals that were asked. I think everyone of us should ask ourselves this question continuously through our lives, for not only does it gives us a moment to reflect upon what is good, but to also identify what is not, and then be able to cut the chaff from our lives accordingly.

For me, what has been good in my life you might ask? Foremost, I would have to say friends. In my mind, friends are one of the main driving influences that have shaped Me into the person I am today. Family is another. I feel like that I’ve been lucky with my family life. I would be a totally different person if I was born into a different one.

But alas, to have the personal, simplistic mantra that Conan, the Cimmerian lived by. An inner gecky side of wishes for that simplicity. Or it just could be that I wish I was a muscled bund, sword toting barbarian that has a better honor code and sense of right and wrong than most of the “civilized cultures”. But I digress. To live as Conan did. To have such great mirth. The ability to live as roofless wanderer or as a King of Nations, and yet retain the ability to know ones true self.

So I ask you again. What is good in life? Go. Think. And be better for it.
Stay thirsty my friends.


bluefish said...

You, sir, are indeed a man of gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth.

Smurfs O'Malley said...

Well, I do try!

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