Normally, I wouldn't even dream of writing an article with such a seemingly pretentious title. Normally, I'd reference Marcus Aurelius and say "Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one," and leave it at that. The quote is excellent, but it does little to reveal explicitly what characteristics actually contribute … Continue reading What it Actually Means to Be a Man: On Masculinity vs Manhood
What is this hell of ours? Where has true peace gone? What happened to the sensible men and sensible women that hold strong? Please don't tell me my beloved humanity is little more than a simpleton's naivete. Where is the passion, the community, the culture, the art of living? Where is the love for something … Continue reading Wading in Confusion
The following is a formulation of an argument in support of the claim that the right to bodily autonomy necessitates a right to immorality. A brief reasoning for this claim can be found here, in a video excerpt of one of George Carlin's stand-up routines in which he advocates for unlimited rights, stating "I think … Continue reading The Most Disturbing Truth of Reality: The Absence of Moral Law, AKA the Problem of Evil
How much of the mission of governance is mired by partisanship, greed, and the hubris to control? Can we not simply work? For the sake of certainty, not for certain dominance, status, or influence. People say power corrupts, and I'm sure it's predominantly true, but humans created civilization, the most powerful and controlling institution. Is … Continue reading Civilization, Power, and Fate: The Paradox of Order
The effort's nearly gone to waste. Fools made hierophants kings and builders to be breakers. They "first-night"-ed your livelihood and taxed your time on earth. They thought they were building monuments to their gods, but failed to realize their worship was hollow, all good gone to the warship on the morrow. Boiled like frogs between … Continue reading A Warning for the People of Babel
Believing in the philosophy of the word rather than the reality of the being, people of culture, symbols, and philosophy then make their instruments impediments to realization and understanding of what they outwardly claim to value. The Tao that can be said is not the eternal Tao, yet this too had to be said.
It's been a while. Not since I philosophized, meditated, or theorized about a given topic, but since I made an effort to do anything more than shout my brain's content into the void. Last time I wrote on this site, I stated that I would only post when I felt that there were some practicality … Continue reading Reflections
I haven't written a post here in a while, partially because I haven't been motivated or interested, but mostly because I was blanking on what to write about. I'd spent an ironic amount of time trying to flesh out an outline for the various personal and philosophic/spiritual ideas I thought people ought to be familiar … Continue reading Reflecting on Philosophy
In the face of so much personal suffering, how are we to understand its nature and ethically orient ourselves with the significance and reality of suffering in mind?
I have noticed that one of the ever-present feelings I have is an intuitive notion of the time of day. Not just for what time it may be, but I have a memory "access point" through the time of day/night that runs cyclically that allows me to recall any feeling I have experienced with significant … Continue reading The Turning Clock