Monday, March 31, 2014


You have a choice. Live or die.
Every breath is a choice.
Every minute is a choice.
Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice. Every time you don't crash your car, you re-enlist.
-Chuck Palahniuk

I re-enlisted for another year of premium membership in Second Life today. While I appreciate Chuck's sentiment, living is the default state. It's what we do automatically, unconsciously. It's hard to overcome the will to live.


  1. True that. If living were something we could just stop doing automatically, I am sure there would be a lot less people.

    1. We've been engineered by a billion years of evolution to survive and reproduce, but not to live forever. It's always cheaper to replace a car after a few years, than rebuild it.