Independent Thinkers

“A society with too few independent thinkers is vulnerable to control by disturbed and opportunistic leaders. A society which wants to create and maintain a free and democratic social system must create responsible independence of thought among its young.”

~ John Dewey, Philosopher, 1859 – 1952

me

an easy going guy
get along well with others
but generally keep to
myself as I don’t
like to get caught up
in someone else’s bullshit

religion is not my thing
and politics…well that’s
a subject that can get you
into a lot of trouble…
so tend to stay away from
the subject

what keeps me going
or should sane
doing crosswords
on a daily basis
books…also
subscribed to
three online newspapers…
the Boston Globe
the New York Times
the Washington Post
the local newspaper
in my area is an
utter joke…
childish in my opinion
as some stories they
print are a day late
and a buck short…
plus to much silly stuff

there’s more…another
time…another day

you know

wake up in the morning

enjoying the first cup of

coffee

open the laptop

to read and view

the latest news

lo and behold

come to realize

nothing has changed

everything is the same

not really surprised

but…you never know

a morning in the future

may stun the mind

saying that it is to

good to be true

that there is

a change…maybe

good

bad…or

in between

you never know

Philosophically Thinking

oh to be young again … nah. it would be nuts wanting to be of a younger age … i’m better off now, knowing what i know now from past and present experience, even though it is a known fact, that while i’m still at my age of 72 years, equals to the amount of times i spun around the sun …and so far i would say it was a fun ride, with some ups and downs thrown in for good measure…so here i am thinking or rather contemplating am i better off now, or was the past better…which could be yes/no/maybe…as i write this so-called essay on a philosophical thought, i would say that i like where i am right now…which is one second, a minute, an hour, a day…whatever…

Okay so

to me, back to normal, when the pandemic is over and done, to some people is scary and worrisome. the life I am living right now is normal. the pandemic never stopped me from going outside, and taking several walks a day. I was careful as to what stores I went to, which was not that many, and I always wore a mask in public and still do to this day. if I am by myself I will either lower it, or take it off, but always will pull it up, and/or put it back on. wearing a mask most of the time doesn’t bother me, though it does at times get sweaty. also I’ve got both vaccine shots, so that’s a plus.

so I live the normal in its present tense, not looking back before the pandemic, as that ship has sailed. as for the future, I’ll live it moment by moment, day by day, etc., etc., and whatever it is, is.

Simplify Your Life

“Simplify your life. Don’t waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don’t burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don’t destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present. Simplify!”

~ Henry David Thoreau