|Raise the black flag! - one of my drawings.|
Now, here´s something that has been on my mind lately. Given this some thought, but I know it´s far from perfect. But here´s the idea that´s been bugging me.
If I, or somebody who reads me, now or in the future, ever becomes rich, say, by winning the lottery, and the world still exists and exists based on this scheme that is now dictated by money, then let´s do pessimists a favor and leave some of this money to a foundation. This foundation, I envision, would consist of helping pessimists to deal with the ordeals of just being alive in this mad world. It´s only purpose would be that.
Let me explain more.
THE FOUNDATION - PREMISE
I hate being alive with a passionate fury. I hate all the schemes and things we have to do, pay for study, for this, pay for that, if you want to work, ops, do that and that first, pay taxes... it´s hell just to live in this crapsack of a world. Just being alive. And I figure, pretty much all pessimists have the same problem. The thing is, we´re not all lucky to live out of family money, or even receive government funding. And while we don´t kill ourselves (perhaps even to do that!) we need every help we can get, just to minimize the harms of this shitty existence.
This foundation would have this purpose: to help us all. On what grounds, you may ask? On the grounds of being pessimistic. If you are not pessimistic, the foundation is not for you. If you have kids, it´s not for you. If you are misanthropic, a pessimistic and antinatalist, this foundation is there for you.
Without being much technical about it, I´d say that the individual who intends to obtain some help by this foundation, would have to contribute to the pessimistic world with something. A book, a music, a collection of poems, writing, art, you name it - if the individual did something worthy of the Pessimism, then s/he is available for help from the foundation. For further appreciation, the individual would also have to display innate goodness - which comes a bit with the adoption of the AN view, but not always, as I have come to realize - and ethics with life. If the individual is always making a mess and generally being obnoxious amongst his pessimistic peers, then s/he shouldn´t receive help from the foundation. Decency is the keyword here.
WHAT ABOUT THE HELP?
How much help would it be available, and what kind of help? Well, that depends on various things: of how much money can the foundation spare and also still keep functioning. That money should be divided equally by all who apply and are accepted by it. If by any chance, in any given time, the divided money is not capable of solidly helping an individual out, then it´s unfortunate, but the foundation can only try its best. The individual should also try his/her best to find new income to sustain himself if that happens.
But the foundation should nevertheless try and help. Try and mitigate the suffering there is, for pessimists out there. So the pessimistic word can be spread out. No one wants to pay people to be "negative". But the foundation will, at least, try its best to do so.
Eventually, people could also contribute to the foundation. And it would help it to be around for some more years longer to sustain the pessimists around.
Needless to say, any children that ever comes around to the pessimist, disqualifies him/her for receiving the help, not in the grounds of philosophy alone, but because now, s/he might have conditions to be helped by the offspring in any significant way.
The common pessimist that will apply to the foundation will most likely die alone. In some poor lit room. Maybe even committing suicide. It´s a fate horrible enough already, so there´s the reason for the foundation, to mitigate this suffering while the individual is alive.
Also, of course, no one has to commit suicide - just thought that I should clarify this here and now - to be a member.
Also, the purpose of the foundation is merely to help financially. And that´s it, no further agendas. No division, no wars. Just to stand out a hand for the brothers of the cause.
That´s the idea that has been around my mind lately. I know it´s somewhat still a bit fresh, but the guidelines are here.
Also this is very important - society at large, I mean, AT LARGE, not in a localized kind of way, does not appreciate goodness and ethics enough. As I said, and many pessimists before me noticed, no one pays you a dime to be a good person. If you can yell at others, invent schemes to rob people of their hard earned money, and generally be a son of a b...., you will succeed in life. If not, then you are not. I´m not saying that all that somehow succeeded are evil, and all that not succeeded are good, because there are clear exceptions to this rule. But, you know, do the math. Besides, if you are a pessimist, I´m pretty sure you already know that by now.
So my idea is - this foundation should strive to be focused on ethics. On goodness. No, not politics, like churches et all, but ethics. You are a decent human being? You are in.
Life is not easy. For the pessimist, then, it´s hell.
Life is not easy. For the pessimist, then, it´s hell.
And what a dream, huh? Being recognized and helped because of ethics. What a difference, what a slap to nature´s way of doing things!
Anyway. Dream on, on the comments below.
Cheers to all.