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
"Recovering economically will be a matter of work and time, but recovering physically or emotionally from suffering caused by the virus is not at all guaranteed"
Among all the talk of self-realization and the fulfillment of the individuation process, no one really mentions that it's incredibly odd feeling whole. Assuming that at one time you were incomplete, fractured, and deluded towards your own state of being, and that you were able to reconcile the damage you felt towards yourself and reintegrate … Continue reading Persons are Not People
The construct of citizenship is a hardship that is faced by humanity in the shadow of the political economy and this new economic reality.
A governmental system continually producing regulatory legislation on the basis of "freedom for all" is a deeply confused thing.
Why do those concerned primarily with material things spend so much time and effort on thoughts and understandings? Why do those who seem most concerned about having the right state of mind or ethical philosophy get so involved and invested in material things? People to me have always seemed backwards. They often say and do … Continue reading Humanity #5: Moral Counter-Balances
Life is like a flame that burns on a wick. If it burns too strongly, it could destroy itself in a flash, but if it doesn't burn strongly enough, only the faintest puff of breath is needed to blow it out completely.
"...if you are not responsible for your own actions because it was the end result or effect of a series of near infinite causes, do we have free will, or are we like machines pretending to be living things?"
There are so many attitudes and frames of thought nowadays that are focused on constant improvement, growth, or evolution. The idea is that things as they are now are suitable for this stage of existence, but it would be objectively better, and much more enjoyable, if we managed to improve things even just a bit … Continue reading Humanity #4: The Desire for Improvement and Self-Control
"... what many people struggle with in life is perspective. We are not in as much control of our actions as we are of our perspectives, and most problems between people can be reduced or correlated to ..."