|i shall take over the world someday....|
... after i get enough sleep to think myself out of it.
|Actually, what you see here are all projects that i'm working on simultaneously.|
It's ok to express youself. It's another thing entirely to proclaim and exalt a message of hopelessness and despair. Truth is not relative.
(summary statement) Juniper notices that the world is broken, and getting worse.
(summary statement) Goes to get advice on how to fix it, Griffin says to find someone who can, because he doesn't know.
(summary statement) Doctor is busy, uncontrollable, and not much of a partner as a leader.
(summary statement) Sherlock only gives the advice that some sort of uber-repairman would be best.
(summary statement) Fix it Felix is uptight and too busy rolling around in his pile of money from starring in a recent movie.
(summary statement) Juniper tracks down Bob the Builder, now “retired” and taking shelter in a run-down basement underneath what used to be his parent's house (now just living off of rent money). He says he vows never to be a builder again, (though often sneaks out to fix any problems around the town that he's seen).
(summary statement) Juniper asks if Bob will join her; Bob refuses, going on a rant about how his life has been so terrible to him and how he's just given up on it all, saying that things will always be breaking and will just be completely replaced eventually.
Juniper: “The world has two energies: Creative and Destructive. They work off of each other: Destructive energy destroys things, while Creative will use the materials to make new things. While it is best for there to be a balance, meaning we have as much working creative energy as possible (as elements alone will rot things), it's very hard to achieve. Destructive energy is, at root, pure evil, and will convince the human mind to justify whatever wrong it is doing: even unto mass murder.”
Bob: “yes, and but that's normal. If what you say is true, than such wrongs would be what keeps the rest of us in constant reminder.”
Juniper: “it seems normal because we've been getting out of balance for about as long as humans have existed, but the swaying between the balance in order to keep the balance has been getting more drastic, unto the point that creative energy will eventually be non existent.
Bob: "what do you mean?"
Juniper: "I mean that we are justifying destructive energy far too much these days. People are murdering people every day and thinking it is perfectly fine, and it's everywhere: 'religious' war, abortion, death penalty, immigration control ..."
Bob: "To argue, the world IS overpopulated."
Juniper: "True, but sooner or later we will be dying too fast, and without ourselves realizing it. There will be very few young people left, and too many elders to take care of, and too many people will be dying in pain and without being buried. Not to mention: we have enough firepower to wipe this planet clean, and that power is in the hands of only a few uncomfortably neutral people."
Bob: "Then let us suffer! The world will sway back like it always has!"
Juniper: "It's not right to just assume that, Bob. Should you think about it, those words you just said have hurt you. You've fallen into human justification just like everyone else; a man who can fix the world is just sitting around, dirt poor, drinking beer, starving his cat and sneaking out to do only the most minimal repairs possible as to not be noticed. Why? Because he fears that fixing things again will cause him suffering, even though he really can't stay away from trying to fix things."
Bob: <gets angry and slams his hand onto a table> "STOP IT! GO AWAY!" …. <faces a different direction and pants> "You're asking too much of an ordinary repairman. How would I even begin to help you fix the whole world?"
Juniper: <unphased> <grabs a broken hammer and some glue that are sitting around on the floor. > Bob... your life: .... can you fix it? <hands him the hammer pieces and glue.> <gives Bob space>
Bob: <fixes the hammer>…. Yes... I can.
Corny ending, but I'm working on it! Any suggestions (or any readers, for that matter...) let me know!