A bell rings
A glass door slams shut
Hey there! Welcome to my humble apothecary
I have medicine and I have remedies for all that ailles the body and mind
Tell me good sir what troubles you and I will have what will surely satisfy
Ahhh the trouble is in your heart
Well I'm merely an alchemist but I am seasoned.
I've aged! Many winters have passed me.
I've seen, known and learned a few things.
So tell me good sir what is it that stings?
Mmhm mmhm mmhm I see
Yes I have heard of this.
It is a strange affliction...
Let's see (Loud and serious) Kind sir I'm gonna ask you a few questions and please answer truthfully
Do you feel confused? Even lost sometimes?
Lack of purpose...
Don't know who you are?...
A little confuzzled on the specifics of "identity" and where you stand in the world?
What you're meant to do?
If you're good or bad?
If your dreams deserve to come true?
If you're teens are still you?
If you'll one day be the man or woman, little 5 year old you thought you'd be?
If anything you do matters or if you're just a tiny worthless drop in a big stormy sea?
Yes it's a modern man's predicament
Too much to do, too little time.
You have more yes but somehow more is less
Make a reminder here
Leave a note there
Run to meet these guys
And when you're done make sure to send them an email
But it's not just the technology
It's a mixed bag of freedom? Choice? Freedom of choice? and a small part biology
Inherent flaw, an imperfect design (spoken fast)
You see it's sad but true
In other words it's gospel but blue
Brother they lied to you
They spammed the airwaves with an image of who you should be
You think the distorted self image they projected was only for teenage girls struggling to fit in bikinis?
The lesson was taught by teachers with a false degree
Lesson no. 1: You know best! Don't listen to anyone who tells you any different
Lesson no. 2: The best thing you can do is not be on a limited income. You're all entrepreneurs now
Lesson no.3: You're a citizen of the world, please forget about your roots, your culture, your color, your background and Self confidence...yes yes of course you must have self confidence
Everyone is special but they don't know what it means
All part of a new world order
Everything new is for the better
Discard anything old. They're all probably sinners.
Brother! I AM NO DOCTOR BUT (spoken softly) please...listen to me (pleading/begging)
We didn't evolve we're still killers
Our wooden catapults are now metal canons! They're just bigger
The guns are all different but it's still the same trigger
Look at the world man and tell me are we a big beautiful butterfly?
Or are we still a leachy greedy dirt eating caterpillar
They wanna paint the future like heaven and the past like hell
Hindsight is 20/20 so it's easy to tell
A community where everyone was cast with a purpose was mad efficient
No one lost, no one mad with choice, everyone had their mission
They taught you you were "led" and that you broke free from your chains
Tell that to the homeless and the poor living under on peanuts and grains.
Ask them if they wanted their freedom or if they wanted their freedom
They got you on a wild goose chase for dreams made of gold. That car (point)that shirt (point), these shades and the same old boring roles.
If you think these comforts of life are your prize? Then miskeen brother I'm afraid you've already lost.
Excuse me? Remedy? Ahhh yes of course I almost forgot. Please follow these instructions to the tee
Know your priorities in life! Set them straight!
If you don't know what they are just ask yourself what makes you feel great?
Here's a little secret: Making others around you happy is guaranteed to put you in an ecstatic state (Finger snap/ point and a wink)
Honesty is always the answer, don't lie!
When you mess up, ask for forgiveness.
Kick your ego to the curb and be humble.
This step is tough but you really oughta do it if you want to start feeling better quicker
Be reckless! go all out and love everything and everyone. Master Rumi taught me that one
Kiss your mother every night and in the morning
If you're married your wife too
Unless you're married and still live with your mother then kiss each on their own accordingly
Be kind to those who are unkind. They need it the most.
Oh and of course have a good breakfast 1st thing in the morning, don't stand in the AC after you've come out the shower and get your 8 hours of sleep
Follow these steps and inshallah you'll feel as good as new. Even better than new. You'll feel truly free. Free of guilt! Free of sadness! Free of the modern man's disease
These are the freedoms and rights that you'll ever really need.
Laws are always there and on paper they're perfect.
We don't need to amend the laws and change the world. They always get broken anyway.
We just need to change ourselves
We need not look further than ourselves
The glass door slams shut
The man from the apothecary waits for another customer to wander into his shop
Asking for a remedy
On how to be free
All for a reasonably small fee