The Art of Nothing

Over the years I’ve learned that people make comments that I don’t approve of. Back then I’d tend to get emotional an act out with rage because I simply couldn’t handle a difference of opinion. We as people are going to have to agree to disagree without petty name calling, violence, and just trying to dominate a conversation. Whether we like it or not we are all nothing, we are just simply regular.

In today’s western civilization people are literally watching mainstream media to make themselves upset. But why is that though? It’s because people participate in group think. When everyone else is yelling and screaming at something that happened on the idiot box I’d used to get so mad and want to scream, “Just turn off the television and read a fucking book already!” Now that I have control over my emotions I tell myself, “Hey, you can’t help somebody who chooses not to think.”

In all honesty, people say and do these things to get under your skin. Why do think the mainstream media will never have valuable and credible shows discussing mental health? It’s because they want us to believe the world is on fire because it creates ratings. It’s all about ratings with mainstream media. They’’ll control the narrative to make every single time and make you feel inadequate. Mainstream hires figure heads to get “under your skin”. However, how can they when you just stop watching.

You receive magnificent power when you control your reactions. Nothing can effect you. People will always pick on you, say crazy things to you, or even try to get you to fight them. Why? Because their mental health is awful. As I’ve said countless times before you cannot fix everybody and you shouldn’t choose to. Some people have become conditioned to enjoy being burned and even burning others. However, most do not want to say, “The problem is me. I get too emotional and try to fight the whole world when they do not agree with me. Instead I should learn to just let it go. People will always have something to say because that’s human nature and I simply can’t control nature.”

Even though I’m fairly serious I do have a guilty pleasure for comedy films and gory horror films. One film that comes to mind is Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. The film is about two guys who get high in their apartment and decide that they want to go to White Castle. However, they run into a lot of mischief along the way. Harold gets arrested for striking an officer in the face and spends his time in jail with a peculiar black gentlemen named Jackson.

Harold: So what are you in here for?
Jackson: For being black.
Harold: Seriously?
Jackson: I am serious. You wanna know what happened? I was walking out of a Barnes & Noble, and a cop stops me. Evidently a black guy robbed a store in Newark. I told him, “I haven’t even been to Newark in months.” So he starts beating me with his

gun, telling me to stop resisting arrest.
Harold: Holy shit, what’d you do?
Jackson: I kept saying, “I understand I’m under arrest. Now please stop beating me.”
Harold: I don’t understand how you can be so calm about all this.
Jackson: Look at me. I’m fat, black, can’t dance, and I have two gay fathers. People have been messing with me my whole life. I learned a long time ago there’s no sense getting all riled up every time a bunch of idiots give you a hard time. In the end, the universe tends to unfold as it should.

This is how life is. Things happen to you and have to move on. Being bitter, emotional and angry 24/7 only hurts you. You have to work on controlling your emotions and learn how to relax because whether you realize this or not we aren’t anything, we don’t matter.

We are only here temporarily so why spend your entire life being emotional about everything. Why don’t you work on controlling your emotions instead? Remember this when anybody ever tries to give you a hard time. You can’t fix everyone’s mental health because it’s simply not possible. Let people think they can get a rise out of you. Prove to them it doesn’t affect you by simply ignoring them. They will eventually become bored and move on.


  1. This was so interesting. I agree that we shouldn’t waste time on petty drama. And even if you can help someone with their mental health, you cannot fix them. It never works. The effort has to come from the person. Very good reflexions

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  2. Hey, nice use of Harold and Kumar!! A fine illustration. And, yes, self control and discipline can pay great dividends in life and our mental well being. Thanks for sharing.

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