Denis Diderot, Philosopher, 1713 – 1784
“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
what to think…say…write…will it make sense…what to make of it…it looks and sounds daft to me
morning coffee will make the lousy weather a bit more tolerable
its a new day
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
what keeps me going
or should sane
on a daily basis
three online newspapers…
the Boston Globe
the New York Times
the Washington Post
the local newspaper
in my area is an
childish in my opinion
as some stories they
print are a day late
and a buck short…
plus to much silly stuff
the times are changing
along with the climate
nothing stays the same
wake up in the morning
enjoying the first cup of
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
you never know
a mug of coffee
a book to read
what I don’t see, hear and/or know about doesn’t bother me, and I am fine with that. so with that said, all is well and good and I will leave it like that.
working people seem to dread manic mondays
while a retired person like me looks at it as mild-mannered mondays
its a fair assumption
72 years.. 5 months 5 days i’ve been circling the sun and it never gets old…and i don’t feel old…as age is only a number… so with that said…i plan on sticking around for quite some time
today is a day to do as i please
no harm … no foul
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soils in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.
Ludwig van Beethoven
question everything… rebut if you want
busy as a bee
no rest for the weary
the end will be
at no appointed hour
using the laptop
instead of watching tv
or does it watch me
when its on
living the comfy life
the only way
rain later in the day
oh well….just make
the best of it
up earlier than usual
and that’s okay
it gives me more
time to do
whatever I feel
life is good
rain is done
clouds are slowly
a beautiful day
in the neighborhood
is in the cards
There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre
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…
living a wholesome lifestyle in a fragmented environment
just tell like it is.
no harm. no foul.
the older one gets, the faster the time goes by.
“In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.”
~ John Rawls, Philosopher, 1921 – 2002
Jeremy Bentham, Philosopher, 1748 – 1832
writing whatever you write, is therapeutic
“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.”
~ Gilles Deleuze, Philosopher, 1925 – 1995
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
~ Soren Kierkegaard
Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
~ Blaise Pascal
The poor don’t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre
half-baked truth[s], should be baked thoroughly through … then its the whole truth, and nothing but the truth …
whatever it is … then its it
lazy ass day, it feels great.
being a nonconformist, can be exhilarating
if I ain’t walking, then I’m sitting
living the life of solitude
What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
~Henry David Thoreau
It is therefore senseless to think of complaining since nothing foreign has decided what we feel, what we live, or what we are.
Immanuel Kant, Philosopher, Born: April 22, 1724 – Died: February 12, 1804
The three great things of life are: good health; work, and a philosophy of life. ~Jack London
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do rather than what they say.
“Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.”
~ John Locke
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.
relax … just go with the flow.
there’s a method to my madness…
“The real question of life after death isn’t whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.”
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosopher ~ 1889 – 1951
“A boundary is not that at which something stops, but that from which something begins.”
~ Martin Heidegger, Philosopher ~ 1889 – 1976
can’t win for losing
the weather at times can be finicky
“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
quiet nights are exhilarating
and so it goes. so it goes…
“It is possible that I am dreaming right now and that all of my perceptions are false.”
~ Rene Descartes, Philosopher ~ 1596 – 1650
a new day. a normal life.
spill the beans. face gets redder.
to know thyself, works for me.
“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.”
~ Bertrand Russell
Morning thought: coffee, self medicating stimulant.
Sunday silence. Sunday sun. Sunday serenity.
Today is the new normal, to be replaced tomorrow by the new normal, and the next day a new normal will commence. See the pattern? Just a thought.
Better to write it right, and/or writes it write.
Quietude and darkness at 3:00 a.m. For most people, both are conducive to a good night’s sleep. Just a thought.
a beautiful day
lost in thoughts
Funny how shit may sometimes happen at 3:00 a.m.
Coffee: it livens up the mood.
“To be is to be perceived (Esse est percipi).” Or, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?”
~ George Berkeley
Drumming my fingers on the table. Waiting for the new normal to arrive.
“People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what they don’t know is what what they do does.”
~ Michel Foucault, Philosopher – Born: October 15, 1926 – Died: June 25, 1984
Averroes, Philosopher – Born: April 14, 1126-Died: December 10, 1198
“The body is to be compared, not to a physical object, but rather to a work of art.”
~ Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Philosopher ~ 1908-1961