Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet.

Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet

Virginia State Constitution: Article 1; Section 13
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Alabama State Constitution: Article 1: Section 26
That every Citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


When he was asked the meaning of life, the Buddha answered by saying "Life is pain."

Emo music aside, life can be very painful.

Pain is our body's way of telling us to move away from danger and damage, whether physical or emotional.

In our youth, we sought that pain out. The pain that told us we were growing faster and stronger. The same pain that told us we had done a hard day's work and earned our keep.

In our age, the pain becomes that guest that just won't leave. It has made itself a home deep in our muscles and bones. It tells us nothing more than "Hey."

"You're awake."

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
~ Jim Morrison, The Doors


agirlandhergun said...

That is awful heavy before I have had my coffee.

I agree that life and love cen be painful, but I don't think being in pain has to be a way of life. It's better not to hide it or stuff. To deal with it and to be honest(it can be embarrassing), but I think the purpose of that is to help one heal. At least it is for me.

I hope you have a great day!

A1C B said...

Pain is life, more is good!

I'm trying to come up with something sarcastic to write but all that comes to mind are half remembered "suck it up speeches" from when I was younger.

Never took you for a sappy guy dad, must be that A.G.E syndrome... zing!

Oh yeah, feels like I'm back home already.

Coffeypot said...

Pain is life. It is how you learn and grow. If you have no pain you are not living...just existing. And that, to me, is painful in itself.

Jess said...

Yeah, but Morrison didn't reach 55 and have to hurt every time he cleared brush from a fence row.

Old NFO said...

+1 on Coffeypot, and the older you get the longer the recovery time...

MSgt B said...

A Girl - The post was inspired by the pictures of your bruises. Way to go, girl.

A1C B - Miss you too, son. Now get back to work. If you're not bleeding, you're not maintenance. Suck it up.

Coffey - Agreed.

Jess - Amen.

Old NFO - Eventually, the "recovery time" kinda lasts forever.