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I wish I was a bonsai tree
So that someone would intently care for me.

I wish I was a bonsai tree
So that I would constantly be kept pretty.

I wish I was a bonsai tree
So that I could be unfeeling, emotionless, carefree.
Bonsai trees are so hard to keep, as are people.
It's very difficult to be pretty all the time.
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Moleboi Oct 12, 2012  Professional Writer
great usage of repetition here, really helps establish the tone and flow of the whole thing.
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Moleboi Oct 13, 2012  Professional Writer
most welcome :)
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:iconixtaek:
Kinda reminds me of a discussion I had with a professor... is it better to be smart and unhappy because you see all the ills in the world, or incredibly stupid and happy because you don't know better than to be happy? I chose the latter, saying I'd rather be too dumb to be miserable because not only would misery be mostly over my head, no one would expect a lot of me, and it would make my small successes seem bigger.
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:iconosirisanimus:
I'd like to be dumb and happy, but dumb enough that I don't know I'm dumb.

But instead of that, I'd like to be a bonsai tree, because they have no emotions.
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:iconthephantasmknight:
The most ironic part is that I've always seen trees at their most beautiful when they are left to grow however they wish, free in the wild.
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:iconosirisanimus:
Perhaps it's the same with people...
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:iconthephantasmknight:
We are free, we just try so hard to believe that freedom must be earned when it's always ours.
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:iconosirisanimus:
I don't think there's ever true freedom, but I like that you are an optimist.
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:iconthephantasmknight:
Hahaha, 'true freedom' people toss these kinds of ideas around like they know what they mean. Like they've actually seen the universe in its whole.

No, I am not an optimist, I'm a realist. Realistically, we're what freedom means. If all of humanity disappeared off the face of the Earth for whatever reason today, good, evil, duty, honor, happiness, sadness, hope, sorrow, every human emotion would disappear with us. They are not universal concepts, they do not exist because of the universe, they exist because of us. We have created these concepts because we are afraid of the truth, we are afraid of being confronted with our never ending pointlessness. We never stop to realize that it is our very pointlessness that makes us free.

There is nothing in this life that can decide something for you, it is only in death that our freedom is decided; and that decision may not be what it seems.
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