Anonymous: That's great. But being an American, doesn't that mean you have certain privileges others in less privileged countries don't have? Does that not move you to help those people? For example, children getting trafficked to brothels?

I think you have some flawed presuppositions in your question. Being an American doesn’t necessarily make me fortunate enough to help others. I am fortunate enough to be able to barely help myself but that doesn’t mean I can just help everyone else who is less fortunate. I help the less fortunate within my vicinity when I am able..

Anonymous: What do you think of the jail system in the US my friend? What are your thoughts on punishment? Where do you see America in 10 years? 20 years?

I think that the jail system in America is extremely flawed. There are numerous people wrongly convicted and only released after DNA evidence proves it wasn’t them. But how do you give a person 40 years of their life back? America seems to be the king of façades. They actually call prisons “rehabilitation centers”. They don’t rehabilitate shit. Take a look at one of the prisons in Denmark where they’re trying to actually figure out what’s wrong with the criminal and how to help. That’s rehabilitation.

Hmm.. Punishment.. I’m not big on punishment. I don’t like it. It’s like revenge. Most crimes don’t need punishment. Petty thieves, people who sell weed, these kinds of offenses don’t deserve jail time. Punishment is our answer for everything. We don’t try and figure out what’s wrong with our society, we just punish whatever it produces. Why do we have psychologists, therapists, psychiatrist etc?

I don’t know where I see America in 10 or 20 years. I’m not too big on predictions. It looks as though light is being shed on every thing America has tried to hide. That’s a good sign. Let’s hope for the best for our planet. I’m tired of hearing of nations.. I don’t want to meet an American, I want to meet a person.

// Lucid

Here’s the craziest thing about life. This is the thing that nobody really considers: You know as much about what life is all about as anybody who’s ever lived, ever. That’s the craziest thing about us. We’re all just kinda wandering through this, going, “You know what you’re doing?” “Yes” “Oh, I do, too. I know what I’m doing.” “Okay. Good, then.” But really no one has a fucking clue.

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