Posted in art, culture, life, lomo, lomography, philosophy, photography, Uncategorized, venting, writing by tarantulatrash on April 4, 2010

Study sciences. Study specialist math. Study languages. Dux your highschool. Get into a course that requires a 96. Get high enough grades to be accepted into the academic society. Don’t do drugs. Don’t smoke. Don’t have sex. Graduate. Get a good job. Mingle. Don’t get tattoos in places that show. Smile at patronising people. Go to clubs. Wear colours. Eat 3 meals. Take out your piercings. Don’t waste your time on things people don’t understand. Date guys who don’t waste their time on art and music or smoke or look weird. Work full time. Hide your dreams because they are ridiculous and make people look at you with disappointment and confusion. Become a grade 2, a grade 3. Do a masters. Do a PhD. Open a clinic. Get married to someone with a successful career who doesn’t waste their time on art or music or smoke or look weird. Have children. Own a house. Get an investment property. Go to SE Asia for holidays. Read Twilight. Read Harry Potter. Read the Bible. Watch current affairs shows about neighbours from hell. Listen to Fox. Listen to NOVA. Believe in God. Don’t get angry. Don’t criticise. Be organised. Be tolerant.  Be a success. Choose reason over love.

Be what you SHOULD be.

I just re-read this, and realised it’s sort of like the opening to “trainspotting”. It’s not. It’s my frustration. I hate society, and its expectations. I want to escape.


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  1. Cynthia said, on April 4, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I like the photograph. I like what you wrote even more. Great site!

  2. Cynthia said, on April 4, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I couldn’t find email for you, so I went ahead and reposted this, along with a review, on my site at: http://upscalebohemianliving.wordpress.com. If not ok, let me know.

  3. tarantulatrash said, on April 5, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Thanks so much Cynthia, I commented on your blog 🙂

  4. Graf Toffwaffle said, on April 5, 2010 at 9:46 am

    As we say in the colonies “Fuck that, now lets go beat up an ethnic”

    It’s slang for “do what makes you happy”

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