existance

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I’ve wanted to get this down for a while.  I have an interesting view when it comes to this.

I once heard someone call their body their “meatsuit” and it got me thinking.  What is a body?  Why do we place so much importance on it?  There are so many people that place judgement on a person for their body, but never stop to consider the person inside that body.  

My view is that our body is nothing more that our vehicle.  We can see the world though the eyes, hear sounds through the ears, and express our thoughts with the vocal chords.  But really what you and your body are are two entirely different things. And you leave your body behind when you die. 

I think a person should put more effort into bettering “themselves” before their “vehicle.”

Basically, I try to live my life by looking past a persons body, or “vehicle” and trying to see the person inside.  And it has helped me relate to people, it’s helped me look past differences, and it’s helped me kind of see that while we are all special, and we are all essentially equal.

Things must be accepted as they are. What is more, to say that we invent values means neither more nor less than this: life has no meaning a priori. Life itself is nothing until it is lived, it is we who give it meaning, and value is nothing more than the meaning we give it.
—  Jean Paul Sartre

“I’d like to do a song or a piece of music that’s just a pure expression of joy.
Pure, like a celebration of existence.
You know, like the coming of spring or the sun rising.. Something like that.
Just pure unbounded joy.
I don’t think we’ve really done that yet.”

- Jim Morrison

I’ve always tried to find God in lots of different things, whether that’s been drugs, women, etc, etc… But all those things are tangible and they exist and you can see them and you can feel them. Music doesn’t exist, physically. Yet is commands ever facet of my personality and it has the power to command people how to feel on a physical level, uncontrollably. And I find that so fascinating.
—  Matty Healy