My two older sisters came to HK for a brief family reunion and I’m here to write about the changes and think about them. Immediately, I experience more stress like how instead of experiencing and directing one person, there’s three. A chat with a sister reminded me to be careful about the attractiveness of a book cover or appearance or impression, and that judging whether someone is a positive influence or not requires experiencing circumstances together for awhile to be accurate.
I was asked what I would like to do with the time I have. Partly I’m starting to enjoy the pace I’m currently at and relishing ordinary events in general. But today a person is his life and his career, and honestly, I have not done anything about any career. Having divorced from school, trends disappear and what remains is memories of trends and an old appearance. What trends are is the frequency I see people wearing the same thing. I watched one Korean drama series that was popular called Age of Youth, I interpreted it as an attempt to photograph most university student’s main interests and preoccupations.
The illusion is powerful. Generations are running as fast as they can while remaining in the same place, entranced and captivated by their own success producing stuff in alignment with some company’s goals, but the feeling of security comes from storytelling. Money is the energy or resource forming the foundation of countless tiny Heavens, each with their rulers or Gods choosing certain rules you have to follow to stay. Drilling deep into the material world to find stuff we can own and make companies out of, to survive. It makes sense that we’re united by a sense of urgent survival, while disorganized at best at our effort to stop poverty.
The way people are interested in being beautiful and successful is extreme, but it’s become normal. Fear of no money is extreme, but is normally used to control others. What are people so busy with that obstructs them from making the decision to change the distribution of money? What is so good and righteous of only rewarding intelligent people with a dignified life? What is good and right about owning resources and withholding it, making an exclusive club/economic class around it?