Tag Archives: philosophy

Time

Salvador Dali had it right: Clocks cannot be trusted. Not because they keep poor time, but because time cannot be kept. Instead, it keeps us in cages made of minutes. And yet the solution is not to escape, but to … Continue reading

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Worldviews “Glassified”

Worldviews dominate our era. The motto of the present time could be, “Everyone’s worldview is valid, only mine is valider.” The old glass-is-half-full/glass-is-half-empty metaphor seems like an effective way of “glassifying” some prominent worldviews. Optimism – The glass is ½ … Continue reading

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Wonder

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
“Wisdom begins in wonder.” ~Socrates

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Free Will

“My first act of free will shall be to believe in free will.” “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” ~William James (considered the father of modern psychology)

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Fool’s Odyssey 22

To read Fool’s Odyssey from the beginning, click here. Chapter Six: Bread Upon the Water (Continued) Previously: A failure in his brief lives of materialism, sensualism, and idealism, The Fool found no new lives to pursue. ↔ The next day I bought … Continue reading

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Existentialist Family Holiday

Summer is officially here (in my hemisphere, anyway).  And that means vacation planning!  May your holidays be free of angst.  Some tips: Avoid Kafka Festivals, bald sopranos, any town named Weltschmerz, and any place that has No Exit. Hey, life may … Continue reading

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Fool’s Odyssey 14

To read Fool’s Odyssey from the beginning, click here. Chapter Four: Wanderings in the Wilderness Previously: Disenchanted with sensualism, the Fool sought a different life. Again. ↔ I finally found someone to share all the fun I wasn’t having. It … Continue reading

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