virus: The Root of All Unhappiness Lies in Yourself.

Gary R Miller (
Sat, 21 Dec 1996 11:25:42 -0800

Unhappiness, pain, love. For me, the three are inermixed - a gumbo of
emotions, with one infused into the other. Their spices dilute to such a
point that I cannot distinguish between one and the other.
I am the cursed, the belittled, the damned. Damned to what? To
where? Why must I hurt, so much like the great King Oedipus in Sophocles'
tragic plot? Am I merely that: a fictional character drawn upon the mind
with a quill, and brought to life from a poet's grammar?
Such questions of pain, suffering, and existance are easily
answered with this magical phrase: "What do you think?" With this, the
doors to your answers are opened with a skeleton key. Let us take the
Sarte approach to these problems, Sarte in his book Existentialism vs.
Humanism had a srong stand on the moraes of society and the individual:
there is no strong stand. What you make of life is your life.
You can control your destiny with your own perception of your
future and your god with your own perception of what is right and what is
wrong. Religion fails at this point: a clear-cut division between right
and wrong, good and evil, is in itself immoral. It is unnatural for an
individual to have to think like another (especially when that other is a
god, who one cannot see and cannot exist in any of the 5 senses).
A state of moral anarchy is the only way (although, the RIGHT way
is subjective and purely argumentative) that the moraes of the indiual can
exist. Laws are based on the general morales, yet laws cannot impose upon
the morales of any individual without being wrong.
If a system is .00001% wrong, it is onehundred percent wrong.

-Kevin Miller
(a Junior in High School, in case you were wondering)