“When the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.” – Italian Proverb (via Powerctl on Slashdot)
Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category
Yeah, it’s scary. Do it anyway.
How hard is an honest apology to some people? …Or is it just not in them?
Listening to David Bowie’s “China Girl” this morning reminded me that I wanted to make a post about prejudice. I have a pretty simple explanation as to why prejudice is such a trigger/hot topic these days. It wasn’t such an issue not that long ago, right? People at least *somewhat* freely joked about it to […]
AI isn’t human. It’s software. Art is works of self expression authored by humans. One feels connected to a piece by experiencing it with emotional honesty and vulnerability and genuineness, just as the creators did as they created it. Maybe not the *same* emotions; art is generally interpretative; but in it’s truest form it is […]
There is no yin without yang, up without down, left without right or North without South. With this in mind, please know that cultural polarization is a strong weapon that keeps us all fearful and in line.
Two negatives make a positive. Two positives also make a positive. Which do you choose?
“Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.”
What if some of us are reincarnated from the past, and others from the future?
Why are so many Christians I know so incredibly broken inside, and also so vocal about expressing it to others?
Reality is, and always has been, in perfectly balanced chaos. When things become unbalanced – such as more negative vs. positive energy or vise versa, the other side fights with a vengeance to find that equilibrium. Most times it ends up overshooting and creating an opposing imbalance. I think that’s just the way it works. […]
One of the most sobering things I’ve experienced in life is watching videos I’ve taken of my friends and myself in my late teens / early 20’s (I’m in my early 40’s now). We originally recorded them all on camcorders (yes kids, with actual tape) over the course of a number of years. Parties, outings, […]
A list of what I believe are the most valuable things for humans:
I want to change my thought process when I’m studying something particularly challenging/intimidating, to seek out a flaw of any kind (a spelling/grammar error, for example) to dismiss it entirely. It’s like I do it subconsciously to guard myself from feeling inadequate for not understanding the material. I feel this is something that I’ve carried […]
To conquer a people, you simply need to eliminate what binds them together: mutual trust, cooperation and love. Once these are gone, it’s simply a matter of directing them to serve your selfish fucking purpose under a guise of hope to get back to where they were before you infected them in the first place.
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Musicians are not unlike electricians: neither one necessarily “creates” the medium they work with – they only harness and form what is already there.
None of us know exactly how long we have on this Earth. Let your self expression be your legacy in life. Let your uniqueness, your one-of-a-kind nature be what people remember; what the cosmos record of you.
There was a horrible tyrant, and his henchman. The henchman was loyal, truthful and always did his best to appease his master, as he is also master of all beneath him. Though he dreamed of one day being the ruler of all, and armed with the faults he saw in the horrible tyrant, he felt […]
I wonder what huge mega-corp proprietary software vendors think about when they see volunteers making software in their “free time” as their biggest threat?
It’s about time that CC, F/OSS and Social Impact meet up for a beer and discuss a joint venture. I’d say we’re long, long overdue for a major ‘shift’. Money will quickly become obsolete when we all sync up with the tools we currently have and forge an understanding of each other and a motivation […]
Sometimes I think it’s necessary to move backward to figure out how to move forward.
Some people believe God created man. Others argue that man created God. I believe both to be true.
Those who “follow the leader” are, by definition, not leaders.
“You are having difficulties because you are fundamentally at conflict with your thoughts and feelings and you are using X as a weapon in this conflict. You are hoping that if you do X for long enough you won’t have to feel any of these difficult feelings. This is why it feels so uncomfortable and […]
You could say this for any belief system that people take too literally, although I do find it plausible that the orientation of the planets in our solar system has at least something to do with our moods. Force of gravity for instance – humans are made of up to 60% water. The moon pulls […]
It is easier to control people by appealing to their worst qualities rather than their best.
“You have an opinion, that’s great. But here’s data.” – L0pht (Defcon speaker, unknown date)
This came into my head when I was finishing up my Tai-Chi routine this morning: I was raised believing that there is an ‘end game’ or ‘goal’ in life. When I die, I am judged based on my actions. If I am deemed worthy to go to Heaven, I will spend eternity in bliss. If […]
Here it is, December 31st @ 8:41pm. We’re all making homemade pizza dinner and I run to the bedroom.. I turn on the light, make sure my hair looks nice, spray on a bit of cologne, maybe some eye drops.. After 16 years of marriage I feel things like this haven’t changed a bit. I […]
Some people are swung by the will of a nation.
It’s telling of the times when phone center menu systems have to use a generic term like, ‘If you’re affected by “the recent disaster”‘. …