Choose Life

Simon drying out MSR flysheet

I was just reminded of this little speech from Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting over at the ever inspiring Alastair

Just the right sentiment for a tuesday afternoon, no?   

Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family.
Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars,
compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good
health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed
interest mortage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your
friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a
three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics.
Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning.
Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing
game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose
rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable
home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up
brats you spawned to replace yourself.

Choose your future.

Choose life.


3 thoughts on “Choose Life

  1. Not the right sentiment for a lovely sunny afternoon in Greystones everyone has their own dreams not all the same thats what makes life so interesting. Great joy can be got by making other people happy ( taking for granted that you yourself are happy )
    Lots of things that make us happy are free, take walking in the great outdoors,swimming and of course cycling but there is no joy in been cynical

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