Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

The struggle to make peace with life.  §

Sometimes it seems as if everything is dark and everything is suffering, and as though no matter how hard you try, you cannot do things right or well or without harm.


© Aron Hsiao / 2004

I don’t know what to do with that feeling.

Even worse, a lot of people seem to think that they know how to do things right and well and without harm. I don’t believe them. Nothing in my 42 years has come close to convincing me that there are any paths that don’t lead to injustice and sadness.

It seems to me that all paths lead to injustice and sadness, and that anyone that thinks they can find one that doesn’t… is likely on one of the most direct paths to causing it.

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I have been living with a sense of permanent catastrophe for many years now. This is how people become “tired.”