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Abandoning The Human Race

Howell Hurst Uncategorized

After much deep contemplation, I have decided to withdraw from the human race. I don’t do this lightly. It is with only the most serious consideration that I take this extreme step. It is based upon my assessment that humans have abandoned all semblance of rationality. Consider the evidence.

First, with every single natural asset needed to sustain a rational existence for all of us, we humans continue to act with irrationality in every instance. We have a sun to keep us warm, we have water to quench our thirst, food grows abundantly, and we’ve learned how to contend with many diseases. Despite these advancements, however, some of us insist on trying to take from our neighbors their property, usually killing quite a number of them in the process.

Second, after learning many of the scientific secrets of reality, nine tenths of us justify our lives upon the unfounded existence of invisible mythological creatures rather than accepting the concretely tangible reality we are able to touch, taste, see, feel, hear, and verify.

Therefore, I have decided that either all of you are crazy, or I am. Obviously, since we live in a democracy, I must assume the majority of you are sane and I am crazy. That to me is not a sane assumption, so it must verify for you that I am indeed loopy as a loon. Fine. I accept that. Therefore, in order not to further disrupt your lives, I make my withdrawal. This will keep peace between us. If I ever decide to return, I’ll give you a heads up.

I shall continue to write my occasional Blog and promote my novels and stories, but no longer will I pretend to maintain comfortable relations with my fellow humans. Rather, I accept my cantankerous nature; I applaud my contentious attitude; I embrace my iconoclastic sense of being. Should you meet me personally, though, do not be afraid. I may be crazy, but I am not dangerous. I simply give up on civilization. I think being crazy is going to be a lot of fun.

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