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Done thinking

I vividly remember a conversation I had with my friend a few years back. We were discussing life-long learning and gaining knowledge; he argued that it’s a duty to constantly keep learning new things - one cannot fully satisfy the never-ending thirst for bits of knowledge.

“I don’t want to be smarter” - I countered. “I want to be kinder, warmer, a better listener, be more present”. He was mildly shocked; “but don’t you want to grow?”

Our generation has successfully tokenized knowledge - one can compare it to a cookie. Read that book, watch that movie - one cookie, two cookies. More and more.

What if you have enough? Can’t do much, really. All the while, that overload of thought successfully limits our ability to feel.

What is life if not feeling? Not much more to it than that. Knowledge is crucial, but it’s not everything.

Try to feel your mind; life will bloom.

Well the comedown here was easy\ Like the arrival of a new day

But a dream like this gets wasted
Without you

Under the pressure

Is where we are

Under the pressure

Yeah, it’s where we are, babe

You’re the only one

Like an illusion

When it all breaks down and we’re runaways
Standing in the wake of our pain\ And we stare straight into nothing\ But we call it all the same\ You were raised on a promise\ Found that over time\ Better come around to the new way
Or watch as it all breaks down here\ Under the pressure

Well the break-down here
Stole it all the way across
I gotta talk downhill\ Stranded on\ When you come here and I’m wasted\ Lying on a field, dancin’ in the rain\ Hidin’ in the back, loosening my grip\ Wading in the water
Just trying not to crack, under the pressure

Yeah, it’s where we are babe
Under the pressure

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