As the title says, what makes you pause and just think about the world? Is there such a stimuli that just makes your thoughts race from supernovas to grass to the moon and to the chainlink fence that prevents a god from running away? For me it's music, mainly music with dark tones and violent impulses. Music is the only thing that makes me feel something resembling emotions but they are the kind that you can't really put your finger on it, like a dim echo that makes you notice someone is saying something but you can't really make out the words.
So, do share what makes you stop and think and why? (I blame insomnia for this bout of posting and it's god**** hot in here)
We are all colors in a spectrum. No matter how unique I think I am, I'll see someone on Tv or real life that I stop and immediately can recognize myself in them. Maybe it's the way they look or they have the same type of nervousness when speaking. Maybe I can see my eyes when I look at their eyes. Qualities both good and bad, that I've had in the past and forgotten about or still have, I can find and notice in others. From these observances, I have found that I'm not unique in my parts, we're all made of the same stuff. We all share each other, just in different amounts and in different places. Those people that are like us, are very special in a way that lends us understanding of their inside world, so that we can resonate within them and feel them because I have felt that way, *exactly* that way. We are all colors in the spectrum, though your shade of blue may be deep, there are many more blues much like you, along with purples and pinks, red and black.
Are we getting high? It sounds like we are getting high and/or creative. I love creativity! People who expand their minds beyond the limits of society are those who reinvent the world we live in. Except that whole going to the moon thing. That was just a really good trick. Like 9/11. You people would know that if you had a better imagination, more intellectual capacity, lacked your crazy emotions that distort logic.. well it's pretty much never going to happen for normal people. How sad that their children are the only ones with minds that are still able to think for themselves. Worse that one day their children will suffer the same uniform control that their parents suffer. Funny that none of them know it.
The saddest part about a large portion of people is that they are born, spend 20+ years in being lied to only to spend 40ish years of their life making money for other people in a job they hate as they can't be creative only to get diapers again and eat with a straw untill they wither away in a hospital basement where they realize that they've accomplished nothing of meaning, clinging onto the same lies they were fed when they were 12. The only people that come to visit them are the nurses checking if they can wheel you to the morgue, and that is if you're lucky. Yes, let's respect life as it's unique and woderful? Yeah, no. Our species is stagnating, craetive thinking is scorned and intelligent people are "weird". Ugh, just... ugh.
I had a conversation with my mother the other day and she herself came to the conclusion that she has done nothing with her life, other than to spawn me and my brothers which isn't really a feat considering there are about 7 billion of us.