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The Point of Life

The world is like a ride at an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it, you think it’s real; because that’s how powerful our minds are.  And the ride goes up and down and round and round, it has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly coloured and it’s very loud.  And it’s fun, for a while.  Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: ‘Is this real, or is this just a ride?’ and other people have remembered, and they come back to us and they say ‘Hey! Don’t worry!  Don’t be afraid.  Ever.  Because this is just a ride.’

And we… kill those people.  ‘Shut him up!  We have a lot invested in this ride!  Shut him up!  Look at my furrows of worry!  Look at my big bank account!  And my family!  This has to be real.’

It’s just a ride.

But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, have you ever noticed that?  And let the demons run amok.  But it doesn’t matter, because it’s just a ride.  And we can change it any time we want.  It’s only a choice.  No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money.  Just a choice, right now.  Between fear and love.

– Bill Hicks

One Response to “The Point of Life”

  1. JAMES says:

    A ride, but can be painful and scary at times, then it doesn’t feel much like a ride.

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