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Seen on Tumblralong with associated discussion: Nobody is the villain of their own life story. Everybody thinks of themselves as an honest guy or gal just trying to get by, constantly under assault by circumstances and The System and hundreds and hundreds of assholes. They really believe it.
You can see how every insult, every failure, no matter how deserved, is a totally unexpected kick in the gut. The thought of doing any of those things sickens you now. There is too much anguish in the world already.
You feel like any of those things would be a violation. You knew, in a vague way, that men thought about sex all the time. Is it even legal to fantasize about that?
You want to be disgusted with them. You become a forest ranger. Not the type who helps people explore the forest.
The type where you hang out in a small cabin in the middle of the mountains and never talk to anybody. The only living thing you encounter is the occasional bear. It always thinks that it is a good bear, a proper bear, that a bear-hating world has it out for them in particular. You do nothing to disabuse it of this notion.
Green The first thing you do after taking the green pill is become a sparrow. You soar across the landscape, feeling truly free for the first time in your life. You make it about five minutes before a hawk swoops down and grabs you.
Moments before your bones are ground in two by its fierce beak, you turn back into a human. You fall like a stone.
You need to turn into a sparrow again, but the hawk is still there, grabbing on to one of your legs, refusing to let go of its prize just because of this momentary setback.
You frantically wave your arms and shout at it, trying to scare it away. Finally it flaps away, feeling cheated, and you become a sparrow again just in time to give yourself a relatively soft landing. After a few weeks of downtime while you wait for your leg to recover, you become a fish.
You become a great white shark, apex of the food chain. You will explore the wonders of the ocean depths within the body of an invincible killing machine.
Well, long story short, it is totally unfair that colossal cannibal great white sharks were a thing and if you had known this was the way Nature worked you never would have gone along with this green pill business. You escape by turning into a blue whale.
Nothing eats blue whales, right? You remember that from your biology class.
It is definitely true. The last thing you feel is a harpoon piercing your skull. Blue Okay, so you see Florence and Jerusalem and Kyoto in an action-packed afternoon. You teleport to the top of Everest because it is there, then go to the bottom of the Marianas Trench.
You go to the Moon, then Mars, then Titan. These turn out to be even more boring. You wonder how the Curiosity Rover lasted so long without dying of boredom. You go further afield. Alpha Centauri A has five planets orbiting it.
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