“Stupidity cannot be cured.
Stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death.
There is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.
Ignorance is curable. Stupid is forever.”
This is an epitaph that would be appropriate for me, except that I’m going to have my body cremated. Why should we use expensive real estate to store our dead bodies? It’s crazy! Just die and get on with enjoying your next lifetime! 🙂
The desire to be liked or admired by other people is a trap. The pain and tragedy caused by this desire for admiration or approval is painfully obvious in this final interview with Janis Joplin recorded 4 days before her death in 1970. Also, below, a performance of “Ball n Chain” by Janis Joplin.
(Janis Lyn Joplin — January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970 — was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was one of the more popular acts at the Monterey Pop Festival and later became one of the major attractions to the Woodstock festival. Popular songs from her four-year solo career include “Down on Me”, “Summertime”, “Piece of My Heart”, “Ball ‘n’ Chain”, “Maybe”, “To Love Somebody”, “Kozmic Blues”, “Work Me, Lord”, “Cry Baby”, “Mercedes Benz”, and her only number one hit, “Me and Bobby McGee”. )
BALL N CHAIN, performed by Janis Joplin (after you listen to this song, you will understand why “love” is a “ball and chain”!)
“If you attended your own funeral you are probably suffering from the loss of having a body. More important, you may be thinking that you don’t really have any identity or personality without having a body. How will anyone recognize you without your body? Fortunately, bodies are a nickel a million. Five babies are born every second. So, should you succumb to the ungodly urge to get a new baby body in order to feel a sense of personal identity, you will need to practice being cute. The only reason people have babies – and keep them – is because they think babies are cute. The same principle applies to all living creatures. So, brush up on looking cute, making cute sounds, doing cute mannerisms, cute smiles, cute laughs, etc.. You’ll need to have your cute skills in top form when and if you get a new body.”