When I'm not at work, I spend time with my wife, read many books, try to write the kind of stuff I want to read, and stomp around old, dusty places to shoot photos I want to see.
We kept watching the numbers and we drove higher and higher into the hills and the houses got richer and richer and I got more nervous. It’s true that the richer people became the less human they became, and so I began to get unhappy. Nervous and unhappy.
Don’t ask me anything. I’ve seen that things find their void when they search for direction. There is a sorrow of holes in the unopened air, and in my eyes clothed creatures—undenuded!
For remember, in any movement there are opportunists, power-grabbers, wolves in Revolutionary clothing. These are the men who bring down a Cause. I am for a better world, for my child, for myself, for you, but be careful. A change of power is not a cure. Power to the people is not a cure. Power is not a cure. The whole accent of your thinking must not be how to destroy a government, but how to create a better one. Don’t be trapped and fooled again. And if you win, beware of a very Authoritarian government with rules that might bind you worse than ever before.
Man is the only animal that has True Religion—several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself, and cuts his throat if his theology isn’t straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother’s path to happiness and heaven.
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.