Thursday, September 17, 2009

Quotable Quotes

This morning, not only did I wake up a bit hungover, but also in a very good mood. Usually those two things are the opposite. I was happy because I thought that today would be the first day of the rest of my life. I decided wanted to make a difference with my life, to live for a purpose. I thought of the song "Renegades" covered by Rage Against the Machine. There is a line those goes as follows:

"We're the renegades, we're the people,
with our own philosophies,
we change the course of history,
everyday people like you and me"

This really made me think of how you don't have to be in power, or an important person, to make a difference in the world. Then I realized that there are some many different people already trying to make a difference, so how could I make my voice heard? Then I thought of the movie "Waking Life" and the part were the professor says:

"It might be true that there are six billion people in this world, and counting, but nevertheless -what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference, first of all, in material terms, to other people, and it sets an example."

I started to think that I should try do make a difference with my life. For a better future of not only America, but the world. It's like that old Native American proverb that says:

"We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children."

And I thought, that just maybe I could do something to help out with the climate problems. But I'm not a scientist and I do know anything about climate change that could help us. Then I thought of the song"Ultimate" by Gogol Bordello that goes like this:

"There were never any good old days,
they are today, they are tomorrow
it is a stupid thing we say,
cursing tomorrow with sorrow."

And I thought to myself, Fuck it. It's Thirsty Thursday at UNH and I'm going to get drunk tonight. It is not the time or place to think back on the past or to worry about the future. It is the time to have fun and enjoy yourselves. Go get drunk tonight, and if not tonight, then this weekend. Put your worries behind you and just let go. So that being said, let Gogol Bordello take you into the weekend. Party!

Stay classy, not UMassy.

1 comment:

  1. hands down your best post to date... I'm drinking to that tonight.