Happy Is A Yuppy Word

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happyBlessed Is The Man Who’s Lost It All

Everyone dies
Nothing is sound
Nothing is cool
Everything fails
Everything runs its course
Everyone buys
Everyone’s got a price
Nothing is new
When will all the fighting end?

It’s interesting how everyone invests so much time and energy on the temporal. It’s as if an earthly legacy, no matter how it’s been achieved, will reap eternal satisfaction.

Our earthly foundations have been repaved by enlightened humanists - the Illuminati!

We have it so backwards. The creature is exalted. The short-cut to riches is cherished. The inside-track to success is stolen. The virtual road to notoriety is thoughtlessly pursued.

How often does our passions and our glories take precedence?

A trail of used and dismissed ones are left in our wake. While the things to which we’ve been entrusted - those things that should be most cherished - are left neglected and dismissed. We’ve traded the things treasured for fool’s gold.

We are the manipulated. We are  ignoramus et ignorabimus.

According to Nietzsche, the politician divides into two classes: tools and enemies. Which one are ye?

Looking for an orphanage
Looking for a bridge I can’t burn down
I don’t believe the emptiness
I’m looking for the kingdom coming down
Everything is meaningless
I want more than simple cash can buy
Happy is a yuppie word

The serpent beguiles the proud.

The fool trades the miracle for an unexplained fact. The transgressor desperately seeks an alibi. The fallen are undone via their own arrogance and pride.

But the faithfully tried and humble seeker will find redemption and rest. Our carnal lusts and passions deferred, hope and patience are the gateway to paradise.

Happy is a yuppie word
Nothing in the world could fail me now
It’s empty as an argument
I’m running down a life that won’t cash out

In an interview with RollingStone Magazine in 1991, Bob Dylan was asked if he was “happy.” Dylan’s response,

“Happiness is not on my list of priorities. I just deal with day-to-day things. If I’m happy, I’m happy – and if I’m not, I don’t know the difference. — You know these are yuppie words, happiness and unhappiness. It’s not happiness or unhappiness, it’s either blessed or unblessed. As the Bible says, ‘Blessed is the man who walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly.’ Now, that must be a happy man. Knowing that you are the person you were put on this earth to be – that’s much more important than just being happy.

Anyway, happiness is just a balloon – it’s just temporary stuff. - - Life is not a bowl of cherries.”

Dylan was then asked if he felt he was blessed,

“Yeah, I do. But not because I’m a big rock & roll star.”

Happy is a yuppie word
Blessed is the man who’s lost it all
Happy is a yuppie word

Utopia is a lie.

Jesus is Truth!

* Words in Italics by Jon Foreman


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A.J. Castellitto is a freelance writer who resides in NJ with his wife and five children. He holds a B.S. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton and his writings have been published at The Center for Western Journalism, The Christian Post, Intellectual Conservative and Reformed Perspective Magazine.
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