Tuesday, April 13, 2010
How Soon Is Now?
The Way I See It #23
“Chances are you are scared of fictions.
Chances are you are only fleetingly happy.
Chances are you know much less than you think you do.
Chances are you feel a little guilty.
Chances are you want people to lie to you.
Perhaps the answer lies on the side of a coffee cup.
You are lost.”
– David Cross. Comedian, actor, writer.
The first time I read this was on the side of a Starbucks coffee cup sometime during my formative years that historians refer to as “high school”. Somehow the words of this wise, sage David Cross fellow (who I now know played Tobias Funke on Arrested Development) really struck a chord with me, mainly because I was lost and I guess that I really did want people to lie to me. I recently remembered how much this quote once meant to me, and when I decided to revisit it, I found it had lost its appeal. Chances are, I grew up a lot, realized that life it what you make it and made a conscious effort to find things to be happy about every day. Chances are, you have or someday will have a similar story to mine. I hope everyone reading this is much more than fleetingly happy and realizes that life is full of things that are far more complex and wonderful than a simple quote could ever capture.