I admire Ricky Gervais because he speaks exactly what he wants. He has no filter. He doesn’t care what anyone says. We need more people like that in the world. People who tell it just as it is without fear of repercussions from those who disagree with them. Everyone is afraid of their voices, nowadays. So afraid of offending someone, and in turn losing friendship or a professional relationship. This, human race, is exactly how you become lost in the sea of faces. This is how you lose your ability to give sound to your voice. You become a mindless, babbling sheep who follows along until it’s inevitable slaughter. Your are drowning in your despair that you’ve allowed to be manifested.
So many times I have to hold back what I want to say because I may lose a friend on Facebook. And I should be saying, “Oh, dear, what shall I do if I lose one, and another, and all of them? Oh, fuck them all. I can’t and won’t be oppressed by people that probably don’t even like me to begin with.” We are so quick to assume that if we go along with whatever someone is saying, that we guarantee their respect and friendship. That’s bullshit. We are inherently selfish and self-serving. We’d rather do for ourselves than do for others. Even the philanthropists are self-serving. Why? Because they are doing what they beleive is right and good versus what I, or you beleive is right and good. Even people, like me, who beleive Nature should endure and the human race should fall, believe that is the right thing and someone else will say that I am wrong and must be a satanist or something.
Ricky Gervais, I do not believe is putting on an act. I believe he genuinely doesn’t give a shit about what anyone thinks of him. He knows how this is all going to end. He isn’t fighting to change the world. He isn’t fighting against the natural order of things. Like another favorite of mine, George Carlin, who sadly isn’t around to see how far we’ve fallen, these people spoke truths that no one wanted to hear. And they still don’t want to hear them. So, in that, I try to be more open with my mouth. If you can’t be true to yourself, what are you then? Do you want to live in the shadow of another or be your own shadow on the world? Stephen King has been getting crap because in his book The Institute he is making fun of the president. Reviews on his book are actually about his opinions and how much he doesn’t like the president. I don’t agree with him, but I am not going to suddenly hate Stephen King because we disagree. If he writes a shitty story, I will say it. If the story is riddled with political views but still entertains me, then I will say it’s an another awesome story by the king of horror. We can’t label someone based solely on their opinions. However, when you use those opinions to force a world of your own making down our throats, then it becomes a problem. They are your opinions and we all appreciate our opinions (don’t we?) but don’t force us to convert because you say it’s a good idea.
And that is why I like Ricky Gervais. He doesn’t care if you like him, agree with him, or want to fall off a cliff. He lives life and enjoys himself. He has caught on to the simple fact that we are here today, gone tomorrow. Enjoy life as much as you can.