July 2017 - Randy Halprin

Randy Halprin
 "We tend to see a person in the moment, not as the journey they travelled to get here."  Kat Lehmann

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July 3rd, 2017

I've been wondering why there's an embedded human desire for conflict...Not with everyone - I do not particularly like conflict, and prefer diplomacy and finding a solution or common ground to work with...But it does seem like a lot of people can't operate without confict and drama in their lives.

You could use Trump's ongoing Twitter wars with people/the media, as an example. You can look at how tabloid culture and their sales have skyrocketed over the  last couple of decades. I made a comment just the other day to someone how entertainment used to focus more on movies/t.v. shows and premieres, and now it's turned into a gossip show. "Reality" t.v. has kind of fueled this desire...But even throughout history, human behavior has been wishy-washy. Conquering, subjugating, creating even more conflicts than are unnecessary.

I have an opinion of people who create/crave conflict, or a theory rather. They need attention or to be the focus. It doesn't matter if it's positive or negative. If it's negative, it's still attention. They need that drama because you're focused on them. If they don't have it they are being ignored and therefore are of no significance. I know a lot of people like that...But I mean, why does it have to be negative? A person that does good will get attention and it will have a positive effect on others! I just don't understand the need for conflict when most of it is manufactured bullshit. It really is. Most of human suffering is manufactured; we have the ability and technology to solve most of the world's suffering but we don't! Why so many self-inflicted wounds? I don't know...just stuff I'm thinking about today.

So, we're into the 4th of July holiday even though everything is operating as usual today. I'm sure tomorrow will be different. We might even get a good meal. That would be nice.

I'm just sitting here trying to keep busy until my recreation time comes open.

Peace.


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