Sunday, January 22, 2006

Liar's Chair

It's a long way to the top. It's an even farther way to the bottom. I think the reason for that is because the top is quickly and easily defined; when people succeed in anything, no matter how simple, that feeling is generically described as surreal, ecstasy, or bliss. But no matter how far down someone goes, they'll always say that they’re still far enough ahead to where they can change everything.

This is not always the case.

People can draw in, so close to themselves, that they can't even turn their heads away from their own self to see how their own seclusion is affecting those around them.

This hurts.

It's this attitude that just leaves that person sitting on the
liars chair.

Despite failure, people can regain ground. The Liars Chair is a simple metaphor. The chair in itself is the problem causing the lies. A chair is a simple tool. It assists you in rest, sitting up to eat, drink, be merry, or whatever else you can find it to do. But you always have that option of getting up, and standing, leaving, walking, running, etc.

The chair is optional, as is the problem, and as is the lying. But until you realize the opportunities around you, and that there are other chairs, possibly more comfortable, or better suiting as far as the company in which you can keep after in this chair, you will never be able to get up off that unsightly, black and beaten liars chair, unless it is to of course, use it to barricade your door of opportunity.

Why hang on until the bottom, is your only option?

You could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

-Trent Reznor (NIN)