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.
"The best purpose we may be able to align our lives with, as individual human beings, is to responsibly handle the changes our consciousness makes while not try to do anything outside of what we would be considered authentic expression; however, this is already what we are made to do, and the process only needs to be optimized."
Most of this is just going to be questions that I've been rolling through recently, followed by some meditated responses to the question. Also, my previously titled "Personal Journal" series shall be henceforth known as "Contemplations". Also also, I really enjoyed using "henceforth" there, felt kinda fancy for a moment 🙂 1. Is this the … Continue reading Contemplations 09/01; Truth Seeking
This question may seem like something only a madman would ask, but if there's anything I've learned in the last few years it's that "madmen" often have the most interesting things to say. My interest in philosophy started when I read Albert Camus's The Stranger as a sophomore in high school, and since then existentialism … Continue reading Is there a Reason to Live?
"The significance of morality as an ethical guide is that it offers stability and fulfillment in a deterministic world that does not protect anyone from meaninglessness or nihilism by providing stability for the ever-fluctuating will of consciousness"