Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Guy in Town

Hi. I am the newbie contributing to this blog. My code-name is Magellan. I could tell you more, but then I'd have to kill you. Nothing personal. Okay, that part about killing wasn't entirely serious. On the topic of killing, could you, intrepid reader, bring yourself to kill a person. It doesn't matter what he or she did to deserve the fate. But however much the fate is deserved, could you bring yourself to kill them? Some of you will think that it'd be pretty cool to pull the trigger. Others think despicable to even contemplate it. In truth, I don't think that anyone reading this could ever make the decision of whether or not they'd kill somebody, if they would pull the trigger, while sitting comfortable in front of a computer reading a blog. No, you would have to decide in the heat of the moment. And I think that there are a lot of people who say that they would now, but come face-to-face with the decision and wouldn't be able to do it. And that is never a sign of weakness. That is a sign of compassion, something that isn't found enough in this world.

Wow, that was dark and creepy and a little pessimistic there at the end too. I read a quote somewhere (under the rainbow, no less) that went like this, "Borrow money from pessimists; they don't expect it back." There also a little picture of a monk and some lady holding a ton of cash. I have no idea what the picture was all about, but I do know one thing. I may be a little pessimistic, but I do expect to be paid back, with interest. Thank you.
Yours Unequivocly True,

Look up unequivocal in a dictionary. I promise that it's there. I may not have spelled it right, but the dictionary probably did.


Michael said...

Very Interesting.
Could you kill someone?
I wonder...

Michelle said...

I'm not a pessimist, I'm a realistic optimist.

Decisions made "on the fly" may not be the ones you might make given time, space and advice - but sometimes all you have is the moment.