Kith & Kin

The Young Uns


This has been on my mind for awhile now, but the concept has been in my mind since the late 90’s. I was thinking that I have spent a few thousand dollars on my cousins over the last two years on gifts and such, but they were and are still quite young and most often than not, don’t quite have the mental and emotional capacity to appreciate certain things.

There are things like games and accessories for Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, and PSP that are bought, given, and then played, then after awhile, they stop using them and move on. For Brandon alone, I’ve bought over a dozen items for his GBA and DS in a period of under 20 months, then spent on another half a dozen things for his PSP in the last 9 months. At least the technology for the PSP will stay for another 2 or 3 years, but who knows when they young uns will stop playing their portables and move onto newer things?

Like myself, since the early 90’s, I’ve tried to keep my assets to the basics. In the late 90’s, that concept was ‘proven’ as I left my bedroom cleared of unnecessary objects like posters of half naked girls, toys, hobby stuffs, etc, etc. Basically, as little as possible – like how a traditional Japanese household would be like. However, since the fall of my company in the early millenia, I reopened myself and spilled my creativity and internal desires out externally, infecting my living environment. If you go to my room now, it’s filled with so much crap. I clean out crap once every two months, but there are tons of stuff I am still unwilling to give up. Often, I wonder when I die, what would happen to all that stuff. The sentimental worry is that I collect all these things, but in the end, I don’t get to bring them with me.

So I devised that maybe one of my end goals is to become wealthy enough to buy a castle of sorts, and leave one of the rooms there filled with my stuff. Think of a remembrance of what is left of who I was in that one room. Those who inherit such values and things will have the opportunity to experience a bit of what I experienced, read my journals, my diaries, these blogs, and my private offline locked diaries which I have to find a hard digital encoder for. Maybe I can put in my will that the contents of the room can’t be removed unless the house burns down or something like that.

Anyway, with those thoughts out of the way, I was wondering whether I should spend less on my young cousins and more towards things they can use for the long term. That’s probably one of the reasons why my eldest cousin Catherine (not the same as my co-worker) use to give my brother and I dictionaries and stationary for our birthdays and christmas. She figured that they were useful educational things and can benefit us in the long term. She did occasionally bring us to the theatre too and treat us at Mc D’s and such. I remember we watched Carebears The Movie when it came out a long long long time ago.


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Leemanism is about my views, my thoughts, and my feelings with as little filtering as possible. These concepts are not reflected in the people I value and are associated with. People who accept me, adhere to the parts where we are compatible and tolerate the parts where we are not. So however people perceive me to be, ultimately it obviously doesn't mean the friends I mention in this blog are the same as me. It means it's possible they are similar or the same, as well as different than me. It is highly unusual for people to be completely compatible with each other.

With that out of the way, and to make things clear, I never said I am a good person, nor am I trying to be one, though I would rather live with the empathetic than with the cruel. I would not deliberately do harm. I rather stand up against injustice than to pretend it doesn't exist. However, I understand consequences. The police is there to enforce the law, but not deter crimes from happening. Which means people must do what they must do to protect themselves, before the law of the land takes over and even then, the law of the land isn't there to protect you. It's there to protect the general consensus. Even if you may be right, society may deem you wrong - even most of your friends may side with society, than protect you. The law will almost always side with society.

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