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 ..."
I wanted to continue my contemplations on the nature of humanity, but not from the perspective of ideas inspired by another's philosophy or personal mode of thinking, but by my own observed thoughts and behaviors. Truly, this has been a focus of mine since late middle school when I first wondered why it was people … Continue reading Human Nature #2: A Framework of Humanity
David Hume (whose name so greatly fits this writing) defines moral philosophy as “the study of human nature” at the beginning of his revised Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. This is not a review of some of the ideas presented in that, in my opinion, remarkable work, but instead a consideration in my own manner of human … Continue reading “Human” Nature
"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."