THE VACUITY OF SOCIETY’S MORALS

THE VACUITY OF SOCIETY’S MORALS

The Naïve Society How much longer must we, the “naïve society,” carry on before finding the desirable sweet spot between excess and deficiency, Aristotle’s Golden Mean? It is as though, like the myth of the ostrich, we, the majority of society,  seek the safety of...

What’s Real, Me or My Shadow?

What’s Real, Me or My Shadow?

To ask the right question will lead to the correct answer. Right? For example, is my shadow real, or am I more real? I rode my Harley over the Golden Street Bridge in San Francisco; look at the picture above just as I photographed the road through Nevada and edited...

Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm

Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm

Unable to sleep last night, I got up and moved to the living room to read until I felt drowsy enough to attempt sleeping. Earlier in the evening, I had purchased a Kindle book written by Gary Lachman, "Revolutionaries of the Soul," and lay down on the sofa with my...

Music is a Vital Aspect of Humanity

Music is a Vital Aspect of Humanity

Mr. Barnes ends his posting with a most potent conclusion, "Music is a vital aspect of humanity…" (FaceBook Nov. 25/21). Could this be his journey of eudaimonia and his purpose in life? "I was a dedicated athlete when I was younger. It was good for my body, taught me...

Do Your Job As A Human Being

Do Your Job As A Human Being

"So you were born to feel “nice”? Instead of doing things and experiencing them? Don’t you see the plants, the birds, the ants and spiders and bees going about their individual tasks, putting the world in order, as best they can? And you’re not willing to do your job...

Absurdity, you say?

Absurdity, you say?

“Absurdity is one of the most human things about us: a manifestation of our most advanced and interesting characteristics. Like skepticism in epistemology, it is possible only because we possess a certain kind of insight—the capacity to transcend ourselves in thought”...