Happy fall greeetings everyone……. This is my favorite time of year. The changing colors are so beautiful and the briskness in the weather really gets my blood moving. Not only that but the crickets and other annoying little creatures are being put to sleep or killed by the frost. It’s probably weird that the absence of insects is on the list of things I truly love about this time of year. But I am weird. So it is normal for me to say something weird.
Anyway I am in the process of writing a book. Writing a book is something that has always been on my bucket list. Up until now it has always been more of an obstacle on my bucket list, though, because it was supposed be a novel or some work of fiction. But frankly developing a “plot” has always been my achiles heel. I simply can not come up with one.
People tell me that is silly. They say all you need is a good guy, or a group of friends who can be the good guys. And then you need a villain, or a group of conspirators who can be the villains. Then you need something that that the villains did to piss off the good guys. And with all of that set then the book will write iteself by explaining how the good guys beat the villains and won.
But that sounds like the cliques in my high school. I thought cliques were stupid way back then. And nobody ever won anything. Just a bunch of us went home crying at night. And the kids who caused it have spent the last 36 years reaching out to tell us they are sorry. That would be a pretty boring book. The most exciting chapter would probably be on which products to use to remove that huge “third eye” pimple just before a first date. Kids are stupid. They don’t realize that dating is the problem, not pimples.
Other people say “Just write what you know about.” But again, – boring. I could write about poetry. But that has been overdone. Then again I could write about repairing antique radios, which is my hobby. Would you buy a book about repairing antique radios? Why would you? Anyway, everything I know about the subject is pretty much covered with just one sentence: don’t touch any bare wires that are plugged into the wall.
So I have decided to write a book that will piss off the entire world. I want to write a book about my philosophy on life which will actually be covered in the very first paragraph. The other 467 pages are just filler. That’s where I need your help.
I need your opinions. On anything. Or at least anything you feel may be at least remotely important to your life. The book will explain the study of philosophy briefly and then dive into personal philosophies held by others. The goal of the book is to use philosophy itself to show that all personal philosophies can be tied together into one cohesive conglomeration of humanity. In other words, it will attempt to display that we are all exactly the same which is the best argument I know to explain why we should not kill each other.
So the thesis of the book is “Why we should not kill each other” and the theme of the book is that it is written by a weird person. So you see, the book is really about my own self preservation because weird people are usually the first to go when they get to killing people.
Just look at the movies. Jurassic Park. Who was the first to die? The weird guy, right? Gravity, Alien, The Exorcist, Jaws, The Ring, or Cabin in the Woods? Weird guy, weird guy, weird guy, weird guy and weird guy. Nothing ever really looks promising for the weird guy.
Anyway I need your help. I want to know what principles guide your life and why you adopted them. The only thing I can promise is to place your name in the book as the creator of that particular philosophy. And I don’t care if you are a sasquatch hunter, Bible thumper, Atheist/Agnostic, Civil War re-enactor, Alpaca Farmers, thumb sucker, or a normal person. (Whatever that is supposed to be.) It makes no difference. And your story will in no way be used to harm you or to make fun of you. If your life philosophy is adopted for the book then the final version will not be published without your express approval of its content.
I really need your help on this and I hope you will invite all of your friends to write me with their versions of how to make life wonderful. It can be cathartic to write those things down and the more “off the beaten path” only means the more interesting. Please share this page or my email address with anyone you think might have an interesting view on life.