Which one would you choose?
Every day we are presented with new choices, new decisions. Life is all interesting like that - it's about being in the right place at the right time, knowing the right people, having the right education, etc. We have so many ways that we can choose to express ourselves in our personal lives, as well as in our work environment and social lives as well. Life is all about taking chances, trying new things, and finding out WHO exactly you are. Sometimes however, we grow into a nasty rut of repetitive motions - the same routine every day, the same food, same drinks, same people....it's kind of sad really just how repetitive human nature can become.
If you haven't figured it out by reading my previous blogs, I'm a bit of a 'deep' individual. I like to think outside the box and play 'devils advocate' from time to time. I love writing blogs such as this where I can openly express myself without really having to go through all the awkward motions of putting it to words that fall on deaf ears. In a sense...this is my 'blue pill'; my getaway from the constant repetition of crunching numbers at work, doing laundry at home, feeding the kitties every day (actually, I like feeding the kitties every day). I'm grateful however to have the ability to express myself in this way because I feel like it little by little helps me to discover who I really am and what I'm all about.
I don't feel that anyone can be judged based on appearances alone. I go to work and see the same people every day going through the same motions - and at the same time I feel like I've only seen about 20% of their actual being. Some of that is because we tend to by shy, and human beings are so competitive and sensitive to criticism. We don't want others to think less of us, we don't want others to mock us, we don't want to be belittled or looked down on. At the same time, we are subconsciously doing this to others all the time, which makes the notion all the more ironic. I think what it all boils down to is the human mind is complex, contradicting, and overall impossible to truly understand. It's when I start to notice these trends that I know I need to break free from the 'norm' and broaden my horizons - call up an old friend, pop in a new video game, get picked on through hitbox via a few select rude dtoiders....my point here, is that it's fine to steer away from the red pill. Video games give us a perfect chance to cross over the line without fear of being rejected.
And really, when it comes to video games, isn't that why we love them so much? To have something completely pull us away from that repetitive rut, and completely entertwine us in an atmosphere that takes us away from the constant need for control? We drop our guard and let our imagination run wild - THAT'S why we play them. There's nobody behind that screen judging you for having fun, or growing emotionally attached to the story/characters being represented. It is literally the moment when we cross the line between reality and fantasy, and while both are very distinct and different neither are more concrete and meaningful then the other. It's not just video games though, maybe it's music, or literature, it doesn't matter. The blue pill takes on many shapes and forms.
Sometimes, I wish we could all take a step back from the battlefield of controversy and hatred long enough to just let our guard down and simply go beyond the daily grind of repetition and anxiety. Personally, I find myself to be a much more well-rounded individual because I know where that line is and when it needs to be crossed. We all just love our little safety bubbles and how they keep us safe from harm....well, as a cat girl let me tell you that bubbles were meant to be popped, THAT'S where the real fun is at. Now by no means am I advocating running through your town butt naked after inhaling a large amount of illegal substances, BUT I think that we all have a level of inner creativity that NEEDS to be nourished and used from time to time in order to keep us happy and healthy. So...what's your move bubble boy?