Don't give a shit to anything

How are you? How is your life? I know you have time in this stay home shit but I am wondering how many of you think about life. You live in the moment but sometimes you have to stop and look what have you lived, in its totality, to make sense of general direction.

What is your life anyway?

Listen to parents. Go to school. Get a job. Toil through eight or nine hour days. Get married. Make kids. Get divorced. Go home to an empty house and eat leftovers while watching re-runs. Go to work. Go home. That's it.... and then you die.

Well not much I would say.

Do you know who is Jiddu Krishnamurti?

Just briefly, he was a great spiritual teacher, a saint. His life story is quite fascinating. As a kid, he was roaming barefoot on the streets of Calcutta when he was discovered by Annie Besant, the one of the leader of Theosophical Society. She moved him to London where he was groomed to be the new World Teacher. Ten years later, he rejected this title and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it. He lived his entire life smiling and giving lectures...

During the one of such lectures, Krishnamurti asked the audience if they wanted to know his secret. The lecture hall went silent, and everyone leaned forward... "You see," he said, "I don’t give a shit." (I’m giving a little spin here, this was not his vocabulary. He said “You see, I don’t mind what happens.”)

That's it, my dear friends, the real secret of happy life. Don't give a shit about anything or anyone.

This society drill into your head, day and night - people who made it! Made what? Maybe they become rich. So what? They are still or even more frightened and confused, they are puppets like the rest of this modern society. What does it mean, "They made it"? Having a lot of money, a big house and an expensive car have nothing to do with being a success. Do you call that making it?

What "success" really means?

Answer for yourself, I don't give a shit, I just want to tell you that you are being cheated all your life, living in the world of false beliefs, false preconceptions, having the personality based on imagination.

You know what? Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. You know, school, then college, then work, fuck that. And fuck the air force academy. If I wanna fly, I'll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and fuck the rest. - Dwayne from Little Miss Sunshine movie

You give a shit and that's why you are unhappy, stressed and depressed. You create, project, maintain your own image of reality. You strive to improve yourself. Constantly. You have an underlying "truth" and you live according to such bullshit. Everything seems so genuine and important to you but the fact is that you are living your life totally oblivious, totally unaware.

Have you seen them? Articles, books and internet pages about how to get rich, how to change your habits, how to change yourself from a looser (as you are now) and become a winner (something in near or no so near future). Those articles and books are designed to give you a bad feeling about yourself. Nothing else!

Take this simple truth about life given to you by a great saint Krishnamurti. Don't complicate the simple words. You are pushed to believe that you have to succeed in whatever you do, you follow ridiculous ideals which you will never attain. You follow lies in the name of truth, and display enormous ignorance in the name of knowledge.

You are convinced that things come from the outside of yourself and that somehow you must change them. So you are always one step behind, watching the events as they recede. Turn around, face the events as they come to you.

Stop being busy holding onto Mommy's hand, thinking how wonderful you are, how sensitive, how unique. You are not unique! You are the one of a billion uninteresting human specimens living in a deep shit. What have they done to you?

Do you ever see, you don't want to change, it is warm in this shit. You don't want to leave, you hate changes and uncertainty. And you worry, oooh, how you worry, twenty-six hours a day! And what do you think you worry about?... About you! What's about you? What's in this shit for you? What's gonna happen to you?

You are just like a greedy ape who reaches through an opening for a seed and cannot relinquish control, nothing will make him drop that seed. The hand will cling even after you hack off the arm, so you too, you'll die holding onto shit.

Because you are a little miss sunshine. You love Jesus who is bleeding, nailed to the cross. That's your symbol. You're not interested in the Christ who was resurrected and ascended. You are a poor baby, praying to the poor baby.