The Gritty Truth Of Reality:
An Essay by A.O.
Why am I here? Why do I exist? Questions asked by most people. The answers range from a spiritual, God put you here..), to the scientific explanation of evolution of organisms. The obvious truth. The only sure answer. You are here because your parents fucked. Whether intentional or not, planned or not, your fathers sperm fertilized your mothers egg. Now you exist.
But, where did we come from? Like people in general? Where does it begin? This is a follow up, to the previous question. Now every religion and scientists have a lengthy answer that leaves so many more questions. The best answer, is in fact a question. Why does it matter? We are here now. You don’t ask to tour a farm before buying groceries. It makes no sense to ponder the beginning of life.
OK, I’m here. One will accept this. What is my purpose? A fantastic question. Answers range from, to love, to spread God’s word, to reproduce, to make an impact… The honest truth, you are here to consume. Like a toaster, it’s purpose is to toast. When it stops toasting, it is discarded. In the womb, we consume nutrients from our mother. From then on, we must continue or we will be discarded.
Now many will at this point, explain and defend their deity of choice. They’ve felt, seen or experienced something profound. A proof of existence. To which I introduce the placebo effect. We’ve been able to prove, if you believe in something hard enough it will produce desired results. So, if believing gives you meaning, congratulations.
So why am I “X”? X being whatever such thing plagues you. Be it sickness mentally or physically, or maybe an aesthetic condition. The answer is a complex. It involves multiple aspects of genetics and situational circumstances. The gritty truth, it doesn’t matter. You are. So you be.
But why is the world so bad with…? Disease, hunger, war, persecution, oppression… see above, consumption. Some choose to consume more. Some choose less.
That’s it, I’m done. Some may cry. I don’t like this and I wish to leave. How can I do that? Stop consuming. It’s a guaranteed 100% effective way to cease to exist.