Around me

Crowd of bored people

Around me
Bored people.

Utility to be extinguished:
Miseries that it costs too much to throw away.
One head, two heads…
…endless nobodies watered down in boredom.

I find myself looking at them
And all together,
Like cows at the trough,
They slow their steps,
They slow down the exaltation,
They even slow down pain (if they ever experience any),
and finally,
they as well,
Surrendering like sunflowers among halogen stars,
look at me,
Peering incredulously at what’s left of my eyes.

Monolithic lives,
Cold to seem extinct,
Placenta-soaked wreckage,
Styrofoam ruins:
“They call them ‘Traditions'”
legacies to constantly pull out
When the first life is:
Swollen with crude traces of rotten ethics:
Too heavy to sustain itself in the clouds…
…It’s way too heavy!

I breathe them,
I feel old,
It is as if History is flowing into me,
(an electric current from zenith to nadir),
And at the end,
I smell the sour stench of stale…
…And I wake up.

Around me,
No more miserable people,
But the whole universe,
(drowned in its equations),
So that every atom,
remain from now on,
As it has always been.

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A brief note on the inauthenticity of life according to Heidegger

Martin Heidegger (1889 – 1976) explores the inauthenticity of life as a state in which individuals are disconnected from their true selves and live under societal norms and expectations rather than their values and beliefs. This state is characterized by a lack of self-awareness, a sense of alienation, and a feeling of being lost or disconnected from one’s existence.

To live authentically, in his masterpiece of existentialist philosophy, “Being and Time,” Heidegger suggests that individuals must engage in self-reflection and introspection to discover their deepest desires, values, and beliefs. By embracing their true selves and living according to their values rather than society’s expectations, individuals can experience a sense of fulfillment and purpose.

Being and Time by Martin Heidegger
The book Being and Time is Heidegger’s philosophical masterpiece. In it, he addresses, through a systematic course, the most common mode of being based on inauthenticity (i.e., always being beyond one’s actions) and its relation to care (i.e., taking care, caring for someone), the only mode of being that can bring man closer to an authentic life.

Living authentically requires courage and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom and step out of one’s comfort zone. It involves taking responsibility for one’s choices and actions rather than simply following the path laid out by others. By living authentically, individuals can cultivate inner peace and harmony and experience a deeper connection with themselves and their world.

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