Buddhism that is. I'm converted. I don't know if this requires baptism or what but I'm a self proclaimed Buddhist-Mormon. Kinda like how Marvin Goldstein is a Jewish-Mormon. I see no contradiction and I think it's a perfect fit, and it also comes at a great time in my life. I'm making big life decisions right now and I think this will help me focus my thoughts and energy towards something more positive. If I know anything at all it is that I'm at where I'm at and I deserve to be where I am, at least that's what Buddhism tells me. I wonder where I'll end up in the next life or what I'll end up being. Maybe a bird or maybe I'll just be a rock, keen to observe all around me and tell little jokes to the peebles chillin' nearby. Anyway it's all about karma. My conversion story? I read the 4 noble truths, which are: 1 - Life is suffering 2 - Suffering arises from desire 3 - The solution to suffering lies in curbing desire 4 - Desire can be curbed if a person follows the eight fold path. My conversion was both logical and spiritual. The eight fold path is where Buddhism gets a little too much too soon. Join me and we can be little Buddhist friends. Plus we could probably take over the world. Who's in?
Drifting upon the clouds of life I like to call laziness, another year has passed. With each passing year I find myself getting wiser and wiser, and by no effort of my own. I have always thought that my phsyical prime was about 14 or 15. And so this last year I have found that my body is really weak. Also as a college student I don't have the greatest diet. Maybe this is the cause of people blindly throwing themselves into foolish relationships that lead to even more foolish eternal commitments. What I'm getting at is that people get married because their wife makes them dinner. But alas, I, lacking a wife, also find myself lacking a balanced diet. And so my body is slowing getting weaker, barely clinging to what some call life. But in the past year I have recognized this physical weakness, and so I have begun to supplement my breakfast's each day with calcium. I also take vitamins A, C, and E, and I get some D with the calcium too. This last summer I started getting shin splints. I go home for Christmas, run two days in a row and bam, injured for a month. I guess I was more forced to supplement my meals than anything else. Life is not a game, but if it was I'd be a superstar. Don't be offended, just smile and go on with life. I really am humble, really I am. "I've been afraid of changing cause I've built my life around you. .... Even children get older....I'm getting older too....." Ah the bliss of randomismz.