IanTheHumanBein (ianthehumanbein) wrote in beathipsters,

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Isn't it strange?

    It's quite strange if you ask me. Especially on a day like today, XMas. American's perception of things. The materialism, even though they don't see it, or at least don't admit it.
    And why not admit it? For the most part, material possessions really do make people feel good. At least for a little while.
    This is one of the first xmases in a long time, that I didn't really receive any thing, and that's ok. I've got too much on my mind, and those types of packages will just distract me from what I really desire.
    Travel. Experience. A new destination, out there, sitting there in a lone chair next to a reading lamp, looking at it's watch, wondering when? When will Ian get here?

    I plan on doing some traveling this spring. I'm heading out to Boulder, going to see an old friend out there. Then I was thinking about heading for the Cascades. I've got to check them out at least once. Man... I've read desolation angels a couple of times, and I can say it is easily one of my favorite books. But that isn't the only reason I'm heading that way.
    I have a few good friends that I know, from back when I was living in South Carolina, that went out there.They absolutely fell in love with it.

    Right now I'm living in this small town, Warren, PA. I followed some girl that I met in Pittsburgh up here. We were together for about a year total. After I moved up to Warren it only took three months for our relationship to dissipate. The frolicking stopped almost the moment I set my suitcase down.
    I guess what I'm trying to get at is, Over the summer, Warren really wasn't such a bad place to be. Nuzzled right in the heart of the Allegheny National forest, it was a really good place to be. Out in the woods, the peace, the quiet, the adventures. Meeting new people, watching people Bike, Kayak, etc... To quote the Kool-Aid man, "OH YEAH!"
    But the WINTERS! OH! The winters here. Frigid. Almost as frigid as the end of my relationship with the Warren girl. I used to live outside Buffalo growing up (A bit further north) and we got some snow up there, but I honestly believe it is colder here.

    Long story short, I can't wait for the winter to be over, and to let my new adventures finally bud and blossom.
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yeah, those are some revolutionary ideas and thoughts.
They may be revolutionary, but they are definately not new.
Alot of historians (* Don't ask me which ones, I'm probably recalling some b.s. theater class from college) have drawn many comparisons to the American way of life, and the Roman way of life.

We all need our bread and circuses from time to time. Hell, we need something to get out of bed for everyday. So, It's not like I'm totally against them, I was at one point. I just don't think it's necessary for people to be so overwhelmed in accomplishing material excess... I'm not sure what is to blame. It seems things escaladed quite a bit in the 80's; call it Reaganomics, or Ronald Reagan in general, I'm not sure. It's so easy to point fingers, but everyone is guilty of it. It has become a way of life.

I find it ironic, or maybe tragic... that 4 years ago, I resented sports, at least a little, because it reminded me of the gladiator games of the old Roman Empire. Something to distract the masses from what is Really going on in the world. ---- Now That I've graduated from college, I am a sports writer for a small town news paper.

I am still hoping I can get into actual news pretty soon.