So would that mean that by choosing to be alive, we are ultimately surrendering and renouncing any control over our lives? I think consciously feeling this could let us be more easy going, like… we want to be alive right? So, if you’re alive you’re just going to have to let things go and know that you don’t have any control. It’s a confronting idea, but not necessarily a pessimistic one.
And yeah, I think our death is the only thing we can really control. I kinda like that that is why Hunter S. Thompson killed himself, so he could choose before he became senile and when other people would be choosing for him.
Also yes there are some things we can kind of control, under certain circumstances, but if it’s so conditional then it can’t be true control, can it? ————-> and yet, there is a power in powerlessness … I feel like when I surrender and stop trying to control, it’s then that I am the most powerful because outside circumstances can no longer determine my state of being, the controllers lose their power over me because now they rely on ME for their perceived power… see, I have the power then!
I know this can be a bit depressing for people like me who want to “change the world!”, but it doesn’t have to be. Julia Butterfly Hill claims to be a huge cynic on the world, but even so believes that “We do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, regardless of the outcome.”.
Renouncing control over the world is liberating, it perhaps it means we can go forth and do things for the act in themselves, because we are good people doing good things, and not because we are trying to control the state of the world.
But this quote from Mr. Wentz also suggests that ‘God’ has an intention contrary to our own will….? I dunno if that’s right, but if it is, I don’t necessarily agree on that one.
Sorry for the rant, but this photo quote which came up on my tumblr feed is just so relevant to my thoughts this past week! Synchronicity.
Also, Fall Out Boy! Wooo
(Source: aloelita, via cactiee)