Sunday, May 1, 2011

People people people.


Great words, spoken by a true artist. It's such a simple and elementary statement but it's so profound. It provokes a good thought too. Because, yeah, why not? Why can't "everybody like everybody"?

I think it's because people are people (*Simple as well, but not profound - let me explain):
People are incredibly complex things. Some people like some things, or everything, or nothing at all (I'm really not trying to sound this ambiguous...). The thing is, everyone is different and no one agrees on everything, and so people argue and fight and hate. [That's why it's such a miracle people ever fall in love. You have to find someone that loves (yeah LOVES, not even just LIKES) every little weird thing about you, the way you laugh, every problem, fear, and freckle.] I think Warhol said this ridiculously simple thing to make people think about how ridiculously paradoxical and impossible it is. Yes, the idea of a world where everybody likes everybody seems ideal to some, but if everybody liked everybody - we would all be the same person. What fun is that? I need to argue, and fight, and get mad at people sometimes - because honestly, sometimes people suck. I admire Warhol for these words and at first glance, the 'hippie free-love' Ellie (oh yeah, that exists) thinks; "Yeah man, yeah, that's how it should be!" But think about it, even hippies gotta hate someone: the man.
And so we see, that even the most accepting "like everybody" people out there have someone to not like.

I think it's good that not everybody likes everybody likes everybody. It makes life interesting; it makes art, and ideas, and things to stand up for.

The most important thing, is that amid the things we don't like, we find something to love.
paradoxical and impossible it is. Yes, the idea of a world where everybody likes everybody seems ideal to some, but if everybody liked everybody - we would all be the same person. What fun is that? I neeo argue, and fight, and get mad at people sometimes - because honestly, sometimes people suck. I admire Warhol for these ing to love.

1 comment:

  1. I love YOU! Yep, that's right. I do. A lot.

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