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TITLE (EDIT)
Late Night Ranter
DESCRIPTION
Haven't written here in 4 years. Suddenly felt this urge to write. Maybe cause I have homework to do..
[314 words]
AUTHOR
Michael Hunter
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I'm half Korean, I love music, composing and performing. I play basketball in my spare time, and love to write. I especially love the fantasy genre, but I write and read in other areas too.
[April 2000]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (8)
3 Riddles (Poetry) I wrote these riddles for my Medieval Literature class. I was only supposed to do one, but I had so much fun that I decided to do two more. The second riddle is the only one that relates to medieval... [180 words]
I Am You (Poetry) I dunno. you figure it out. I'm tired. [36 words] [Psychology]
Invisible (Poetry) A little something I wrote on a bad day. Any comments would be welcome. [196 words]
Perfection (Essays) Another "college essay". These things are starting to tick me off. Anyway, I decided to go a different route and tried a philosophical angle, which I've never really done before. So if you start ge... [452 words]
Ramblings Of A Crazy Dude (Essays) hee hee. I can write whatever I want in here! bwa ha. Unfortunately, I can't think of anything clever to say. damn. [629 words] [Humor]
Screw Common Sense (Essays) It's a college essay thingy. I was just reading some sample essays and got an urge to write my own. dunno why. hope you enjoy it. [993 words] [Humor]
Stop Your Complaining (Poetry) This doesn't strike me as a particularly novel idea, still, after another day of listening to almost all my friends' gripings I felt the need to write. It just seems that everything nowadays is a soa... [151 words]
The Beginning Of A Hero (Short Stories) Well, it's in the fantasy genre. Hum. It's pretty much self-explanatory, it's the prologue to a novel I'm beginning to write. I just wanted to get some opinions on what needs improvement. I know i... [894 words]
Late Night Ranter
Michael Hunter


We all want to be special, don’t we…I guess we kind of have to be. I’ve always found that when I start to think about the really big questions, there’s a sort of mental block that keeps me from really getting into it. Maybe we need to think we’re special. If we ever truly understood - not just knew - how insignificant we are, we might lose that sense of purpose that keeps us going.

It still bothers me though, the incessant urge everyone has to flaunt their uniqueness. We perceive everything relative to ourselves, everything is filtered in through a self-profiteering kind of a motive, no matter how disguised it may be.

Kinda makes you wonder if true “goodness” exists. If everything we do is done solely for ourselves, then all acts meant to help others are at the root, meant to help ourselves. And selfishness is “wrong”, right?

But we need to the ability to tell wrong from right, good from bad. If we don’t have an idea of where that line is, where the division is, then our species could likely destroy itself. Since all that was left would be survival and there were no ethics, a species with the brain capacity to destroy itself would stand a strong chance of annihilation. Or at least, there’d be an incredibly smaller population of isolated communities.

I wonder if ethics was an invention of man, or if we were born with an innate sense of right and wrong. Do animals know what’s right and wrong?

I say right and wrong is our own invention. We invented it for our own prosperity, to be able to co-exist without complete chaos. If we had no notion of right and wrong we would be animals. Animals who could think at high levels, but still animals.

Maybe that’s the way we were supposed to be.



 

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"I really enjoyed this piece, Michael. It was very philisophical and raised a very good question. Are we born with ethics? I think that we accumulate it when we grow older. Our parents try to instill that in us but we still have to learn whats right and wrong by way of mistakes and common sense and decency. I loved this piece, now do your homework. (LOL)" -- Skyler Drevan.

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© 2004 Michael Hunter
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
August 2004
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