Strange Stuff/What Is Life?

By : Joshua Clayton
Date : December 26, 2020

Life is the ultimate business transaction when you really think about it. When we do consciously think and ponder, it is all a combination of thinking, action, then branding what it all is and then selling it to ourselves and others. A big combination of paying and benefitting happen here also. It is business in a giant and realistic sense from the top (God and the universe) down to us (the people, beings, and the rest of it). Sure, I could make it more complicated and "unrealistic". Indeed, though, what would be the point? I mean psychologists, professional therapists and all of the medical doctors made it arcane and complicated seeming enough with all the terminology alone.

So, I am here to answer a simple question like "what is life?" and talk about the stuff of life in the only way I know how, and that is simply, reasonably and realistically without puffing myself up too much, and screaming throughout the paragraphs "Eureka, this is it, and this ties things up" without causing more fearful and complex questions to arise about what I am saying about the simple fact that life is the ultimate business transaction there is in reality, and everything else is just silly theory that should be ignored other than the business of life itself, right down to "being great". In short, I am saying live life the best you can, and disregard envy and what others have in it, and live your life like an honest business that needs your greatest attention to its details in reality.

As I write, I remember my Dad's variation on the Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali poem about flying like a butterfly and stinging like a bee, and it went like this:

"Fly like a butterfly
Sting like a bee

I do not play!"

Instead of:

"Fly like a butterfly
Sting like a bee

Rumble, young man rumble!"

Sure, my Dad Joseph Clayton looked physically like Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali, but that is not the point of this anecdote in this article. The word "rumble" was an alternate term to the word "bumble", so my Dad changed it to emphasize the stinging part that does not play, that is the point I am making and he was making, you cannot "bumble" and play and make it, you have to sting, genuinely do your thing and make it. That is the business.

My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker. I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer.

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