Philosophy Dictates

Philosophy dictates that we must continue down the same path, always the same, down, wanting more, knowledge perhaps, consuming, further ensconced in our depravity. This dictum is written in our genetic core. So they say. IMAG1988When you think about it, you might realize that you aren’t supposed to think for yourself.

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When you think about it, you might want to remember what you have done.
IMAG3654When you think about it, you could remember who you are. And not be so trite.
IMG_3401What if I want to stay as I am. no further down, maybe even returning, clearer, more of what I was? When I think about it, I could do that.

2 thoughts on “Philosophy Dictates

  1. Interesting post. I think a nostalgic desire for the simplicity and clarity of the past is a pretty common one. However, while I think there are many natural ways to learn and many natural ways to re-learn, there are no natural ways to unlearn.

    I believe that, as we experience events, we change our attitudes and behaviours naturally to suit how we would prefer to experience those events next time.

    For myself, I find a yearning for the past a reflection of my inner laziness, a desire to return back to problems I faced that, armed with 20/20 hindsight, I could solve with ease.

  2. This is way too deep for me, but I’ll give it a shot anyway.

    I think it has everything to do with the weather. When the weather is the same, we stay the same,.. so (bracing for the international back-lash) cultures at the equator are ‘lazy’ not because they ‘are’ lazy but because their weather makes them not have to do anything other than chill-out aka lazy.

    Now the more north or – south you go, the more unstable is your weather, so you are forced into action. You have to plan for the future freeze-out, you have to make rooms for stores, you have to make warm sox and even replace the worn sox you had last year. think about making a sweater or a rocket to take you to the moon, and back,..

    The Egyptians were forced to plant and reap due to the Nile floods,.. those cultures that didn’t heed the weather or it’s implied resources are dead and gone. Those who worked with the weather flourished and exist today and have a long history, like Canada’s Inuit,..ok, Eskimos.

    So we advance ourselves and our society because we need new sox and try to make lots of money in the warm days so that when it freezes up we can run away to the equator and chill-out.

    We all want to be lazy, we all want to live in warm weather forever, but we don’t we live in areas of variable weather.

    This thought is brought to you by the hole in my left footed sock.

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