Wondering about depression, the sheer hopelessness of it all that people feel, all the time or just sometimes when things get tough. But because I'm a wordy twat, then I started wondering just what it is that causes this common dissatifaction in people's hearts and mind.
I think it's science's fault, just as much as it is society, religion and all the other constraints we put on our understanding of the wider world around us.
Science tells us it has the answer. But it doesn't, of course it doesn't. It's a panacea, no better than the Daily Mail telling a hopeful elderly audience that there's a cure for dementia, cancer, arthritis...just around the corner.
Science tells us it can answer the fundemental questions of the universe...as does religion.
And that's the problem, isn't it? That we want answers. We want to know. People don't want to sit in the pub of life any longer, bemoaning the state of the world and musing on the rights and wrongs of life. No, we want to look it up on Google. We want to know.
And in this endless quest for answers, we seem to forget that element of chaos that surrounds us all. We strive for a happiness that isn't always there, read books with dumb titles like 'Secrets of Happy People!'
All the time, looking for answers, wanting that sure thing, we've lost our sense of fascination. Isn't there, sometimes, something wonderful, something liberating, about not knowing? Wasn't it more fun, in the pub of life, when people talked and mused and wondered instead of looking for answers on Google?
Anyway...thought for the day and all that. I'm like fucking Reader's Digest, me.
Novel and Novella Excerpts
- Pig (With Edward Lorn)
- The Dead Boy
- Left to Darkness
- A Stranger's Grave
- Masters of Blood and Bone
- Unit 731
- Flesh and Coin
- The Walls of Madness
- The Love of the Dead
- Cold Fire
- A Home by the Sea
- A Scarecrow to Watch over Her
- Death by a Mother's Hand
- The Cold Inside
- Dark Words
- Angels in Black and White
- Dead in the Trunk
- Ghost Voices
- Spiggot, Too
- Days of Christmas
- BLOOD DRUGS TEA
- The Outlaw King
- The Thief King
- The Queen of Thieves
- Rythe Awakes
- Tides of Rythe
- Rythe Falls
- Beneath Rythe
- The Line of Kings Boxed Set Edition
- The Rythe Quadrilogy Boxed Set Edition
- The Complete Sun Destroyers Saga (Septology)
- The Warrior Soul
- FREE READ! Zombies' Guide to Taking Drugs Successfully
- FREE READ! Zombies' Guide to Keeping your Broken Body Ticking
- FREE READ! Zombies' Guide to Fixing and Making Stuff
- FREE READ! Zombies' Guide to Coping with Small Humans
- FREE READ! Zombies' Guide to Cooking like Normal People