South Park life lesson # 2

The political season continues. Debates going on people smack talking left and right. Protests popping up from city to city. And the ever annoying facebook posts about said political happenings.

I can’t help but laugh at all of them. Oh they are all so convinced they are right. That they have such different moral and life values from each other. Oh and the world is ending as we know it.

But its not ending. And I hate to break it to you, but most everyone lives the same damn boring life. We get married at least once, have a kid or two, have bills we don’t like paying, and a job we like somedays and hate other days. Yes we disagree on a few issues, but nothing that is really end of the world. Oh but don’t tell that to the news anchors. Their little heads might explode.

The problem is if we all sit down and compromise, well there is no money in that. The money to be made is on grid lock and news stories and fear. I often wonder why people don’t see that they are being manipulated into fear to spend money the way they want you to. To hate the people they want you to hate. But they can’t see the forest for the trees.

Of course this is best explained with south park. Stan realizes the world is all shit. The music, the movies, the food. It’s all stupid shit. Not important. But no one else notices. They just keep living in their “reality” He finally realizes sometimes you have to take a left turn, start new, and let go of what you have been holding on to in life and begin anew. Of course no one in town lets him do that and to get through the day he begins to drink whisky everyday. Which of course is what many of our youth are doing.

Change can be great. Learning to let go of your past ideas of what life should be and embraces the wonderful life you have. Of course no one listens to little ol’ me. What do I know.