Exercise in, Flash Fiction, Style, Under 500

Untitled exercise in style

As always, there must be at least one new piece constructed daily. Here’s this. After reading through it, I think my next challenge will be to write a piece that only uses words of 4 or more letters.

Though style and flavor and sounding like a pretentious academic were the goal of this exercise, there is also the underlying reality. You can’t let society be content – not because we can always do better, but because we can always do worse. Evolution is forward, not upward. We can push ourselves into extinction and we have already out-lasted most species’ time on this Earth. IMHO, we are not collectively intellectual enough to beat our own extinction.

I doubt anyone is here to read about my views on the self-destructive nature of the human race. Instead, read this. If you think to yourself “Pretentious, self-righteous garbage,” then I succeeded in my exercise. If you think to yourself “Good point,” then I succeeded in… point-making.

The fraternal design of academic society consistently deters me from maximal potential. Beneath the facade of education lay the purest essence of self-destruction.

Social competition leads these imbecilic sheep to forget that a university is meant as a place of study, to achieve unrivalled mastery in a field of production. Society creates nothing but petty oppositional conflict for no better reason, no higher purpose.

Do you not see the strain your unwillingness to look past your need to belong creates? Can you not see that getting through school is not the same as succeeding? That passing a course does not equate to learning its curriculum?

When social interaction dictates success, true knowledge becomes a burden and the few who seek it bear the immense weight of our entire species on feeble shoulders. Has history taught you nothing? Did you not realize Atlas would fall?


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