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This blog used to be about politics. Not so much anymore as I have worked through my fascination with that subject. It now seems appropriate that with a new president and the end of the Bush nightmare that I move on to new subjects that are more in line with my current interests. I may still occasionally express an opinion about political matters but for the most part I will be commenting on music, photography and personal observations. Thank you for reading.

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Can you be cynical and happy at the same time? The two states seem at odds with each other. Just how can you assume the worst about everything and still see the good in the world?

Its possible, but not if you remain cynical about everything all the time. I often say that I wouldn't be so cynical if it didn't work so well. I think that's true. People that aren't cynical might never see the absurdity that pervades our lives. And its that absurdity that can make you happy at unexpected times.

Humans are one of the few, if not maybe the only, creatures capable of self analysis. And quite frankly, I think that scares the shit out of us. We're always looking for a purpose, and a reason, always asking 'Why?"

Last night I was outside throwing the ball for Sasha. I have to do this in order to burn off all that energy she has. I kept throwing the ball to the same spot in the backyard. She didn't seem to mind at all that the ball went to the same place every time. At no point did she stop midway and realize the futility of retreaving the ball yet one more time. She just kept going. Dogs work on instinct and so do we. But the difference is, that while we let our instincts shape our behavior, we also have the capacity to step back, if only just a little, and ask why.

Sometimes we don't like the answers so much. But you have to learn to accept that sometimes the answer you get, while not desirable, fits into the general scheme of "how things really work". That's where cynicism comes into play, it allows you to see the negative, accept it, and work it into the equation. Otherwise, you throw out useful observations. Having a better understanding of why people act the way they do can be extremely frustrating and sometimes it can be surprising, but for the most part you feel gratified.

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