The Nihilist Void
He stood at the top of the mountain
He beheld the terrain before him
He understood the nothingness
And he said, "Let us grow again."
Why Make the Bed...
... when it will only get slept in again tonight?
The credo of the lazy. Using this logic, why do anything? Why bathe... why mow the grass... why inhale when it will only lead you to another exhalation?
It reminds me of the redneck who never put a roof on his house. He couldn’t do it while it was raining, and there was no need when it was sunny.
So, if you can’t think of another reason to do what needs doing, feel free to borrow my reason... do those little things because the old man might jerk a knot in your head if you don’t.
And because no one wants a house without a roof.
Learning from lessons past
Share quality & wise tips to them
Pass on information to the youth
They will have to create their own path
One they can be happy and proud of
Even through all the bumps on the way
As the journey goes, one thing to know
Is that they should not give up
Keep on going~ ‘n’ rise like a Phoenix!
"you are required to face and vanquish your refusal to let right action flow through you" - Ralph Blum
This statement essentially sums up my greatest philosophical battles - which all happen against myself.
I know what I need to do. Often I'm just looking for excuses not to do it.
My inability to act causes more harm than any errors I might make in trying.
And no one can do this for me.
It must be done myself.
Stoicism and minimalism
I was raised in a Christian household, but the teachings of stoicism and minimalism are what stuck with me. Stoicism taught me many important lessons. One of the most important lessons is self-control. It's not just about saying "no" to eating 50 donuts or getting to bed at a decent hour. It taught me that I have much more control over my life than I realized. That I can achieve something if I am willing to put in the effort and step outside my comfort zone. It also taught me to accept failure. That I can't always control the outcome, but I can control myself.
Minimalism taught me that you are not only as valuable as the stuff you buy and that you don't have live by everyone else's standards. Another important axiom is that 'in many ways, our society is too materialistic and in other ways not materialistic enough.' We're too materialistic in the sense that we buy things all the time and the more expensive something is "it must be more important." And we're not materialistic enough in the sense that we through things out instead of fixing it. We don't have family heirlooms anymore. We just have lots of stuff that we care very little for, instead of having a few things that mean a lot to us.
Freedom Of Speech
Join me, fellow terran-ites,
To free our barks from vicious bites,
To voice opinions candidly,
Defeat oppression handedly,
Take cheer in our dichotomy...
For, if anything truly deserves to be free...
It’s our words; the things used to make every thought be.
The philosophical concept of leisure is not "play" or "pause" rather it is a concept of being at rest physically while your mind is actively pursuing things of a higher nature. Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquianus, Socrates, Plato and so many more believed leisure and thought as one concept. This isn't to say that there is no rest. Rather this is to say that leisure, when deeply ingrained with work, is restful no matter what you are doing. Think of each time you've had a conversation that made you exclaim "whoa! I never thought of that!" That is the spirit of leisure and the means of rest.
Dogmas and axioms
i gave up on holding on to inaliable truth. i can not give you something cool. a master key to unlock all of life's mysteries and challanges. i find, though, that simplicity is often discarded for sophistication. we want to have something clever. some mechanism to deal. while it could be that we knew the answer all along, just didn’t find it spicy enough.
Reality but a bitter one:
The greatest philosophical concept of my life that I have lived, believed and endured:
Monsters are not just myths.
The character of your story
I have this philosophy that i discovered very recently actually but has really changed my perspective on life.
Its that you must take care and love yourself because you deserve it. Though you may convince yourself you dont, or you cant seem to see past you flaws and mistakes, or you have thought uup every reason conceavable that you dont need that love ...you deserve that love. You deserve to believe in yourself. YYes make mistakes, feel pain, be afraid. Its what makes you alive. Its what reminds you that you are human. But dont let those regrets, pain and fear drag you down...face them head on. Because at the end of it all, you are stuck being you for the rest of your life. Youre stuck as the main character of your own story, might as well write the character that you would want to root for.