Daily Prompt

Strategy for Being Human

The prompt is strategy.

Being human ain’t easy. We suffer at the hands of others, and we cause a lot of our own pain. You’d think that since we have such big brains and opposable thumbs, we would be able to figure out a way to alleviate this situation.

I imagine that a lot of people enjoy causing others to suffer, and there are some who don’t like causing the suffering,  but they do like to watch it, or just know that it’s happening. This must be normal because it’s been going on since people got started.

I need a strategy for keeping my suffering to a minimum. I would also like to help a few other people along the way. Some people use religion for this purpose. Some seek pleasure in sex, drugs, food, and shopping. We all do what we can to get through this life. I will probably keep doing the same things over and over with a few variations. Is that a strategy? Maybe it’s the opposite.

You can start writing a blog post thinking you’ll come up with some answers, and then only generate more questions. I go around in circles, and probably will until I leave this life. The trick might be to keep my body and mind occupied with the world’s mundane wonders.

Digital collage image. Elephant suspended by hot air balloon over ocean water.

A surreal digital collage by me.

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