Let me recount how someone's entire figure changed in my perception. No, unfortunately nothing exceptionally surreal happened, but I was thinking about trying to view customers in a less judgmental way when a customer was about take pictures of an art book in the store (it's not allowed). I let her know, and she quickly … Continue reading I watched someone shape-shift today, …
Mind, Consciousness, and Reality
The Most Disturbing Truth of Reality: The Absence of Moral Law, AKA the Problem of Evil
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
Philosophy and Culture: Symbols & the Psyche
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.
A Synopsis of Human Suffering and Moralizing
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?
The Turning Clock
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
The Problem of Purpose: The Attempt to Escape the Duality of Success and Failure
Teleological logic and philosophies are not devoid of value. Yet, they, like these conceptions of value, are not the totality of greatness. It requires living out.
On the Concept and Phenomenon of Individuality; Understanding the Individual (part 1/2)
A few months ago, I began writing out a series of personal notes and ideas about individuality and individualism that gradually lead to the creation of the following essay. In purpose, this essay is a conceptual matrix of information aimed at the inspiration of ideas. In form, this essay is an analysis of different perspectives … Continue reading On the Concept and Phenomenon of Individuality; Understanding the Individual (part 1/2)
Contemplating Death (to Understand Life)
In my understanding, the phrase "Ignorance is bliss" is somewhat accurate in the sense that one cannot be troubled by problems one is not aware of, but it is inaccurate in the sense that one cannot be delighted in not having to deal with problems outside of one's awareness either. When it comes to our … Continue reading Contemplating Death (to Understand Life)
Your Life is Your Story
I had watched a video this morning by Like Stories of Old (LSOO) on some differences between stories and reality, titled Your Life is Not a Hero's Journey. LSOO is an amazing channel with wonderfully insightful analyses of the significances of modern stories, particularly those in cinema, and their relations to ancient mythological themes and … Continue reading Your Life is Your Story
The Difference between Reality and Existence
Why or how does anything exist at all? It's already a tricky question to come up with an answer for, but this particular question may also not have any certain answer, at least as far as we can tell. If everything in existence was made by something else that is greater, then how did this … Continue reading The Difference between Reality and Existence