The enigma that is man…Just Jot it January

Today’s prompt is enigma.

I don’t understand…

Why, centuries after man embarked on the ages of “Enlightenment” and “Reason” we are more devoid of both than in any period in history…

Why the least accomplished generation ever is the most over-documented and photographed…

Why we have devolved into listening only with the intent of waiting our turn to speak and ignoring what is being said…

Why we have so much ability to judge and almost none to evaluate and improve our own selves…

Why we continue to hate and murder in the name of “religions” that proclaim peace and love..

Why we use people and idolize things when we should idolize people and use things…

Why we harnessed the laws of Science and Nature to create pollution and weapons capable of destroying both…

Why we chastise those of color and then lie in the sun to look like them…

Why we chase the appearance of youth when we should be embracing the grace and wisdom of our years…

Why we idolize the wealthy celebrity and demonize the calloused hands of the working man…

Man truly is an enigma, wrapped in a riddle, surrounded by a puzzle.

I don’t get it..

25 thoughts on “The enigma that is man…Just Jot it January”

      1. I try B!! Half the time I don’t know whether I’m coming or going and you know I’m crazy as a shithouse rat. I do think about you often and INTEND on stopping by your page much more frequently than I do😊

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  1. I think there is an excess of idolizing people, pop stars, film stars, sports stars; sometimes I feel so insignificant when these celebs are paraded before me day after day. I have to remind myself of my own worth. Thankfully I have a few good people who do this for me

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    1. Hi Billy and Bojana,

      I like the conversation that you two are having!

      I would also like to wish both of you a wonderful festive season with a special post of mine at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/season-greetings-from-soundeagle-merry-christmas-happy-new-year-and-joyful-holiday/

      Happy New Year to you!

      May you realize all of your visions and achieve whatever goals you have set yourself in 2019!

      May you find the answers that you are looking for and then inform us in your future posts!

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  2. This is really great.

    I go back and forth from being overly optimistic about how good people are to being overly cynical about how bad everybody is. I guess when we’re all such Rorschach ink blots, we can be interpreted either way.

    We might be okay, who knows?

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