Sunday, January 07, 2007

Where is humanity in humans?

Last night we watched War Photographer. Humans are truly despicable. It remains a mystery to me as to how the word "humane" came to mean: marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals.

This evening we were going to do what humans do best: not think. In the process we were going to watch something funny. Meet Little Miss Sunshine . Funny it was, but in a scary kind of way. Kind of way where you're laughing and thinking "I can't believe people do this. What are they thinking?". They aren't. So sad.


Mr. Carlin said...

In reference to Little Miss Sunshine, when you say, "I can't believe people do this. What are they thinking?", what are you referring to? Is it:

-kiddie beauty pageants
-taking drugs
-working on crappy motivational thinking pursuits
-spending your life writing about Proust


Inquiring minds want to know ...

e said...

the problem with comments: i don't see them in a timely fashion (i'm supposed to be notified!). the answer would be all of the above. one under other might be: raising your children without realizing you're doing a totally crappy job (or should i say while thinking you are doing marvelously). that's why i'm not having any. who's to say that i'd do any better. others: trying to kill one's self. if making a mistake of attempting, failing to do so (that could be fairly depressing as well), i'm sure i could come up with few more.