Softer Than Shit

How have we forgotten the reality of struggle?

We don’t appreciate the genuine struggle of life, because the world we built makes survival easy. I feel like I’ve written or talked about this several times, but I’ll reiterate the thought once again. We are living in a world where you’re allowed to be obese. No other time throughout history was a gluttonous pig of a human being allowed to survive, unless they were wealthy. Every day required you to be on your feet and alert. You had to walk to water, you had to chase down prey for hours or even days, meals were inconsistent, and lacked the chemicals that we pump into them in today’s world. For the majority of human existence, you didn’t have time to relax, build savings or ponder over meaningless things. Life was more difficult, but also more simple. Think about the world we have today. We can literally sit in an air-conditioned room for several days and we’re fine, but yet we have more recorded mental health issues and obesity than ever before. If you were to judge our species from afar, you would say that our actions signal that something is wrong.

One of the many factors that has fed our dissatisfaction is the lack of survival pressure. We need to feel reality in order to appreciate it. Realizing the pressure of survival forces you to focus and take life more seriously. I’m not saying that everyone needs to be laser-focused every second of the day, but there needs to be a general uptick in acknowledging what life actually is. We’re still a bunch of animals. We eat, drink and shit, just as we’ve been doing throughout our entire existence. The optics are different, and we’re trying to outsmart our built-in biology, but as time goes on, we’ll see how inferior we really are. There is no way a few decades of social conditioning is going to override millions of years of biological progression. Have a survival mentality, take risks, gain some scars and appreciate the simple fact that we are all just attempting to survive.

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Hey, I’m Cam McCutchen. The genre I write about include philosophy, culture, and ideas that spur critical thinking. I write with a direct and sarcastic tone. :0

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Hey, I’m Cam McCutchen. The genre I write about include philosophy, culture, and ideas that spur critical thinking. I write with a direct and sarcastic tone. :0