• Read comments on social media. The brutality, the horror, the mind-boggling arrogance, the stupidity, the self-righteousness and the waste of time will make you weep or vomit or both at the same time.
  • Create a Tinder profile or use any other dating app.
  • Chat more online than face to face.
  • Watch a couple Vietnam war documentaries
  • Go to a mall on Black Friday in America.
  • Try to cross a busy Slovak street.
  • Work for a political party.
  • Have dinner with a bunch of rich people.
  • Visit a meat processing plant.
  • Listen in on a couples therapy session.
  • Take a good look at the bestseller section in the nearest book shop.
  • Go and see the five most popular movies at the cinema this week.
  • Go and beg outside of a Church right after mass.
  • Realize that whoever claims to love you actually thinks he or she OWNS you.
  • Alcohol is legal, XTC is not.
  • Iran, a country that has never attacked anyone, but been the victim of a sneaky US and UK coup is portrayed as the big evil.
  • Count the times somebody said he or she could not live without you and check if that person doesn’t happen to be living very happily without you.
  • Take a good look at the shitty, fucked up way parents dump their own emotional garbage on their children.
  • Go to Yemen, see some kids starve, and then go to a western country and be the fly on the wall at a therapy office. Try to laugh, not cry.
  • Try to hold on to the best sex you have ever had for longer than two years. The Coolidge effect is gonna get you.
  • Look in the mirror and think of all the ways your body is different from the photoshopped image that we are daily bombarded with through movies, ads, videos and try to convince yourself that you actually don’t care that you don’t look like that model. They got to you to!
  • Compare the generous Belgian welfare state with any non-western european state…
  • Have a minimum wage job in the US for a month
  • Visit Israel, especially the illegal settlements and the center of Hebron and the prison fence
  • Visit the Pakistani-Indian border
  • Visit the Cyprus-Turkey dividing line on Cyprus
  • Read CNN
  • Watch fox news for a day
  • Talk to highschool teachers during a lunch break at school and try not to have sympathy for the apathetic, cranky horde of teenagers that is being taught by this strange, strange breed.
  • Talk to militant idealists… Scary folk… Leftwing or rightwing… Political fanaticism must be by far the scariest compensation for sexual frustration…
  • Go to Parliament in a western ‘democracy’…
  • Observe people working for the EU, NATO or the UN, take a good look at their paycheck and try to list their actual accomplishments…
  • Visit an American jail
  • See little boys being raped in Afghanistan
  • Get a nine to five job at IBM
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