Words of the Dead
As one ventures through history in the form of the written word, parcels of wisdom are discovered that help to simplify the author's intended message. Our world has changed, where the citizenry finds news in the form of memes, which are often supreme falsities. Our schools have failed us, they taught us the basics for survival, but we were promised we could thrive with our educations, we were promised better lives than our parents had. But laziness, apathy, narcissism, greed, they plague our society; citizens are more interested in the lives of famous people they will never know, than in the lives of their neighbors, or even their children. I attempt, with my writings, to express the failings of this modern world, not as despair, but as direction to move forward. But I know I am no one, I am not Socrates, Plato, or Aristotle, I am not Marcus Aurelius, I am not Baruch Spinoza, nor Frederick Nietzsche, or Albert Camus. These, and many more, are the people who influence my thought, and my art, with their words. And I hope these quotes are an inspiration to you as well.