Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Human Auction


Throughout your life there are always people who tell you that thinking outside the box is bad for your well-being. They’ll tell you that now is not the time to believe in things or to question authority because to do so is suicide. By this point, however, you will have fought many battles and are probably weary of the whole ordeal. You’ll realize that for once they might actually be right, that to survive you must sacrifice certain principles. So you’ll agree, “just this once”, and they’ll present you the box you’ve been evading most of your life. At first, something will strike you as odd about it but you won’t be able to place your finger on what exactly it is. As such, you will then present your arms to dispose of, you’ll present your dignity, your personality, your convictions and your beliefs. But then, as you are doing that, you notice the shape of the box. You notice the markings on it and then it dawns on you that this is not an ordinary box but a coffin. Continue reading

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