Are We Real? (Ponder the Mystery)

So, The Matrix covers todays topic pretty well, and was indeed an inspiration for it, so if you haven’t seen it, then you really should watch it. It is down as one of the greatest films of all time so you are missing out! In the film, the idea is that the world we live in isn’t real. It is all a simulation to prevent is from knowing and understanding the horrors of the real world.

My question today is quite simple. What if that is reality? We already know, and it is quite obvious that there is a lot that we don’t know. The government hides loads from us because they fear our response to the truth. This isn’t just my theory, it is the truth. There are leaked official documents on the internet of UFO sightings by the government, which they refused to make public, confirming the sightings of UFOs, and there are other leaked documents about other things.

I am not some crazy conspiracy theorist, and this is the first time I have mentioned anything relating to cover-ups on my blog (I think) but “The Truth Is Out There, Skully”. Anyway, enough of the science-fiction mumbo jumbo, that has nothing to do with todays topic. My question to all of you, and I want your honest opinions. Have you ever though that maybe what we are living isn’t actually the real world? I know I have. What is it that powers life?

If you don’t believe in God, like me, then I am sure you spend a lot of time Pondering the Mystery of life. It is absurd that everything we can do, and have seen is possible, and it all at some point came from nothing, so the idea, that this isn’t reality, and we are merely dreaming, or we are living some kind of simulation makes a lot of sense.What definitive proof is there that this life we live is real? No one really knows. In my opinion, there isn’t enough of an explanation as to how mankind came about, and how life itself began. The human race is, and has always, been in the dark. We don’t know how life started. We don’t know what powers us, and what makes us alive. We will never know. This is why I am scared, and yet also excited to die. When I do, I will find out the truth. Or will I? What if after death there is just rot, and decay? No one knows. This is why I am just as scared as I am excited.

Even if you are religious, I am sure there is some part of you that is still nervous. Religion is not based on facts, it is based on belief. This is why I am an atheist. As soon as a religion exists with 100% proof that it is the truth, I will convert to it. Until that day, I am going to continue Pondering the Mystery.

Thanks all for reading, comment, like and follow if you enjoyed this article.

The Life Poster

P.S: Whilst I like the message in the William Shatner song, the video is kind of funny, which is why I kept referencing it.

Perfect Life (Poem)

Blue seeps though this blackness
Yet no birds lurk among the leaves
I can’t sleep through this loneliness
Someones loving presence is all I need

Take a moment to look around
There are no leaves on the trees
In this cold there is no sound
Yet a perfect world everyone sees

No one can see through my skin
They can’t see this hurt buried deep inside
Unknown is this life full of sin
And the demons haunting my tainted mind

As the sky returns to black
I know this time I won’t be set free
Soon, it will come before I crack
A new life, then, I shall see

Women Shouldn’t Have To Wear Makeup

So I am sort of a feminist. I mean, I have never thought about it until over the last few days, but I believe in equal rights, I believe in equal pay, equal opportunities, so how am I not a feminist? I also know I gained a good few of my followers from my previous posts about women, and how they are degraded in everyday life, so I thought I would continue the trend with todays post about why women should not have to wear makeup.

Women are forced to wear makeup in todays society. It is literally compulsory. If you don’t you are seen as ugly by most other women and men. It is just how the world works. It shouldn’t be this way, but it is. Society has engrained this idea of the ‘perfect’ women with her hourglass figure, highlighted features, and perfect skin. This isn’t the perfect women. Why? Because there is no perfect woman. In fact, what is seen by society to be the perfect woman is perhaps as far from perfect as you can get.

Let’s think. To achieve and maintain this ‘perfect’ image you need to starve yourself most of the time, or binge eat. You need to draw around or on your face with a pen for no real good reason, you need to add color to your skin, again for no reason, and finally you need to burn your hair into a style seen as attractive using straighteners or curlers.

What on earth made people think that is attractive? Whoever invented makeup is stupid. When I went on my first date with my current girlfriend I actually said to her ‘don’t wear makeup because I want to see your natural beauty’. Of course, she refused, but she refused because she doesn’t want the judgemental eyes of society thinking she is unattractive when in actual fact, if you have the guts to go out of your house with no makeup on, that means you have confidence in your natural beauty, and you don’t need to go out in a mask of makeup.

So ladies, why not go out with no makeup on, and show people yourself? And men, why not appreciate your girlfriends real looks, instead of her fake looks? If you tell a girl she is beautiful with no makeup on, I think that is one of thr biggest compliments you can give a girl.

Thanks for reading, remember to comment, like and follow if you enjoyed this article.

The Life Poster

Marijuana is Good

So I am not a druggy. I never will be.  Ever. So let’s just clear that up before the beginning of this article. I do, know people who have taken drugs, and do quite frequently. I do, yes, hang out with them occasionally. Still, however, I do not take them, and have no intentions to, ever. Not a puff, not a blow-back, nothing.

I have, however, occasionally had a cigarette. It would have been better for me to have had an entire spliff then that one cigarette. Really, it would have. This is what shocks me. The benefits of smoking marijuana out number the benefits of smoking tobacco almost ten-fold. So my question to all of you is, why is marijuana illegal, and tobacco is legal?

Marijuana can relax you, actually reduces the risk of cancer, and isn’t addictive. Tobacco on the other hand, makes you reak, increases your risk of cancer, and is highly addictive. I think this world is a bit messed up.

So tell me your opinions on this. Do you have a different opinion? Let me know, and comment, like and follow if you enjoyed the article!

The Life Poster

Further Reading: http://patients4medicalmarijuana.wordpress.com/marijuana-info/marijuana-vs-cigarettes/

Could You Ever Be A Cannibal? (And A Brief Talk About Animal Rights)

So I never said explicitly that children shouldn’t read my posts… but they just shouldn’t. Any of them, Especially this one though.

I heard a story a long time ago on The Late Night Show with Nick Margerrison on Kerrang! Radio. It was a tale of a man who was making an expedition in the Arctic I think. Anyway, as he was flying over this area, with no civilisation for miles and miles in either direction, the plane crashed. With him and very few survivors left in the wreckage, these people needed to survive, by any means.

They had no way of knowing in what direction the nearest inhabited building was, and all means of communication with someone had been destroyed, so they needed to wait for a rescue team to be sent out, which wouldn’t arrive for a couple of days.

As time progressed, there food supplies ran out, and they were forced to do the only thing possible to survive. Eat the deceased victims of the crash. They didn’t want to, but to survive, they had to. They managed to cook the meat somehow, so as to not poison themselves. As a result of this, however, they survived.

For those wondering, my post about this was of course influenced by the last few weeks disturbing The Walking Dead storyline, but I was wondering, would you do it? Would you resort to this extreme measures if your life was at steak?

I would, if it was cooked properly of course. I wouldn’t want to, but when it comes down to it, what is the difference between that and eating an animal? Both were alive and both feel pain, so how is this any different? As Morrisey says, Meat is Murder. Animals feels pain like we do. They live and breathe our own air. They feel, so why should we take there lives? If you want to see what really happens to these animals, search up slaughterhouse videos on the internet, I dare you.

Anyway, tell me, would you resort to cannibalism to stay alive? Thanks for reading, and remember to comment, like, and follow!

The Life Poster

Why I Will Never Kill Myself

So people out there in the world have loads of things going on in there lives all of the time. You never know what someone is thinking, or what is going on behind the curtains. They may hold a strong public image, but in the background they are having serious issues merely staying alive.

Today we are going to discuss the different perspectives people seem to have of suicide, why people are pushed to this, and why I personally, will never kill myself.

First of all, people are pushed to the edge every day. As an example, an ex of mine had loads of stuff happen to her. We are talking rape, abuse, she was made homeless. All of this was going on, and some of it while I was with her as well. Now she wanted to kill herself. In all fairness it is understandable. However, she didn’t. I am genuinely surprised that she didn’t, but she didn’t, nonetheless. She was strong, and yet unfortunately everything she had got through had scarred her both physically and emotionally, and therefore, this was one of the reasons we didn’t work out in the end.

She got through all of that, and is still around today to tell the tale. How come she hasn’t killed herself, and yet people who have been through less have?

Well it comes down to loneliness, personal strength, and experience. Yes I said the word experience. This may sound weird, but hear me out. First of all, if you have friends, you can come through almost anything. Now I have no friends almost still to this day, and I have come out of everything I have been through, but that leads onto the second point. Personal strength. I am not going to lie, emotionally I am strong. Very strong. I haven’t been psychologically affected by what I have been through really. The only way it has had an impact on me is that I don’t trust people. Like, anyone. Ever. I just don’t trust anyone. That is probably the only thing that has happened as a result of my life. Some people are weaker then others. If you let things get to you easily, then they will affect you more, and you will let these problems take over your life, and you fear they will stay for the rest of your life. The final factor is experience. You need experience with life’s issues. You need to learn to always expect the worst in every situation. This is what I do. You also need to understand that things will get better. I know this from experience. Everyones life has good moments. If you are on a downer you need to always realize that a) there is someone out there who has it worse then you, and b) the future will get better. No matter what. I know this. I know that in the future, I will find myself a wife, we will have children, and I will be on a well paid job. Of course, I have no way of knowing this for certain, but I have hope. I also know that I won’t settle for anything else, and the sheer determination I hold inside me is enough of a drive to get me to my goal.

Of course, some people can’t see these things. I know because I have been in a situation of pure sadness, and you feel like the world will never change. However when your head clears, you start to see things clearly again. After I broke up with my fiancée  I felt terrible. I felt like my life had no meaning. Then time passes. You realize that it just wasn’t meant to be. You pick yourself, dust yourself off and move on. Why? Because the entire world isn’t a bad place. There is someone out there for you. You will  have better days. You will become happy again.

Now to go the second part of this article. Peoples opinions.

People have varying opinions on the subject of suicide. They both make sense in some lights. A lot of people think that suicide is selfish, and people shouldn’t take there lives when it will wreck other peoples as well. I understand this, and I can see where they are coming from. If someone is distraught, and feels terrible, and wants to take there life, of course they should think about everyone else, and what will happen to others if they take there own life, however, if someone is so unhappy in there life that they have that thought and are pushed to this point then is it really fair to expect them to stay alive just for other people?

Then there is my opinion, and most other peoples. If someone is having a terrible life, and they see no possible increase in happiness in even the distant future, I feel they have a right to end there own life. It is there’s to do with as they please. It is terrible if someone wants to do this of course, but if they are pushed to it, then it is there own choice.

On the other hand… let me talk for a moment about teen suicides. What utter bullshit! Now, there are legitimate cases out there of teens who really do have terrible lives. They really have had terrible things happen to them. Ok, I can understand them wanting to end there own lives. If, however, there is a 14 year old girl who is being bullied, and her parents don’t seem to care or whatever. First of all, talk to someone. Secondly, call the NSPCC if they really don’t care or if it is upsetting. Thirdly, wait it out. I was bullied. I got through it. I am still here. I haven’t even come close to my breaking point. Those kind of teen suicides I think are stupid. That isn’t enough of a reason. You haven’t even lived through the really difficult stuff in life. The stuff that really pushes you to the limits of what you can take. Of course, if you are going through more, then this is a real reason for you to want to kill yourself. If you are being abused, raped, or anything else, it is understandable. However if you are just being bullied a bit? No, this isn’t enough.

So I will never ever kill myself. I have hope for the future. I know my life will bring good things to me in time. No I don’t have faith, I don’t believe in a God. I don’t believe something will come and save me. I need to work for my happiness. All the stress I have been through and come out of is just life’s way of testing me. I will reap the rewards one day. Life can be a bitch, but you fight through it.

Everyone out there, stay strong, and have a good, positive day. Like, comment, follow, and do whatever else if you enjoyed this article.

The Life Poster

Video Games. Good or Bad?

So everyone knows about Call of Duty. That game where you go and kill people and shoot up everything.  The youngsters thing it is cool whilst the elders think it encourages violence. I think however that in reality every normal person realises that really video games are in fact bad. You sit on your ass and twiddle your thumbs for hours, well how can that be good?

To begin, there are positives of gaming. First, there is the obvious advancement in your social life if you game online with friends. This of course, isn’t as good as actually going out and talking to people, but it is a step in the right direction. Then, there is the boost in hand-eye coordination. Whilst only a small benefit, it is still there, and it is still something.

In my opinion the number one reason people are so attracted to video games is because they are escapism. They are sort of like movies except they also pull the gamer into there world by making you feel like you have to work to advance the storyline. You feel like you have great control over he story, especially games with different endings and choices, like the Mass Effect series. You feel like this, even though in fact you are stuck to preprogrammed sequences.

The final positive of video games is that sometimes, and I need to express the sometimes, they can provide help, and even training for real life situations. This is usually in the form of simulators. The Sims is actually a perfect example of showing how determination and effort can help you in careers, life, and it also teaches youngsters that saving money can help you. Something that a lot of couch potatoes need to get into there skulls.

Here come the negatives. Firstly, it can cause deep vein thrombosis. Yeah I started with something more scary then anything. If you stay still for too long and don’t exercise your muscles in can cause, sort of blood clots in your veins and arteries, and it is detrimental towards your blood flow, which can cause life threatening issues.

Also of course, gaming has no long-lasting positive outcome in your life. Sure it feels great working towards that 50G achievement on Xbox, but that is only short time happiness. Will that really help you in your life? Then there is the fact that sitting around doing nothing is just plain lazy.

Finally, you feel bad about yourself. Not just because you know you could be doing better things, but also because staying still with have detrimental effects on your weight, muscle tone, and growth, if you don’t keep fit alongside this. This is why you should do what I do. Don’t play much video games, but when you do, make sure you still spend time keeping fit, healthy, and maintaining an active, real, social life. Not just a virtual one through social media.

Anyway, thanks all for reading. Remember to comment your opinion and also like and follow if you enjoyed the article.

The Life Poster