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
Pandemic Response: What Do We, Can We Save?
"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"
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
Persons are Not People
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 Deified Money: A Historical Theological Analysis of Economic Realities
The construct of citizenship is a hardship that is faced by humanity in the shadow of the political economy and this new economic reality.
Preparation for Death and Dying
I write on death to express some feelings about my life that I feel are atypical and unconventional, yet insightful. This ties into my philosophy of sanity and the compulsion to be "in" rather than "out", but I don’t explicitly mean to talk about mental states here. Just about my own, in fact. I love … Continue reading Preparation for Death and Dying
The ONLY Working Society
A governmental system continually producing regulatory legislation on the basis of "freedom for all" is a deeply confused thing.
Humanity #5: Moral Counter-Balances
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
How do We Understand Life? A Cure to Suffering
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.
The Irony of Free Will in a World of Order and Chaos
"...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?"