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Be Yourself!

Don’t Worry! Let anxiety pass through you like wind through the trees. Painting by Skip Lee

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Salvation Or Satori

Sesshu Toyo “One of the errors which most surely hinder man’s intemporal realization is that of seeing in this realization a compulsive character.  In many “spiritual” systems, religious or otherwise, man has the “duty” of achieving his “salvation”; he denies … Continue reading

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Optimistic Musings

What is the point of defining/seeking truth in like of the Hsi-Westbrook Theory of Wrongness? I think that this answer can also be divided, similarly to words/concepts, into the practical (literal) and the philosophical. The response will contradict itself. The … Continue reading

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Atheism, Cont.

In a recent post I decried Atheism, or the way that some approach it, for being absolute.  However, as Cheryl reminded me, atheism or no faith does no necessarily equate to anything absolute, but rather the opposite. My scattered thoughts emerged … Continue reading

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The Internet

Is there any better proof that anarchy is a viable structure if we melt away our preconceived notions of self and other?  In any case it is good to focus on what we can do…use ideas as models for improvement…I … Continue reading

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Century of the Self

I just watched this whole series and I think I need to rewatch it. It offers a very interesting account of institutions, American history, psychology, capitalism, advertising, government, identity, cooperations, public relations, the public, mob mentality, World Wars, Hitler, Sigmund … Continue reading

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Self Control

This post is in response to Caprice. It is also a continuation The Calculus of Decisions. I want to comment on a couple of themes that have been appearing on this blog. The first, of course, is active philosophy. How … Continue reading

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Existential Crisis

One side effect of devising this movie has been to challenge the grounds for my knowledge in all life’s arenas, pushing and pulling at extremes to test the foundations.  This leads to anxious frustration, or a tick of rabid glee, … Continue reading

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Why the Fuck am I Doing This? – Addendum, Pt. I

“While the majority of people living in the West do not consciously feel as if they were living through a crisis of Western culture (probably never have the majority of people in a radically critical situation been aware of the … Continue reading

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