Journal

Snippets of thoughts / ideas over time.


11/28/2018

What does true nihilism look like?

11/27/2018

That which you oppress (or repress) you strengthen. That which you act out (or engage), you strengthen. Strange.

11/27/2018

Insanity is doing different things and getting the same result (sorry Einstein, your words only apply well to physics, not living).

Opposites Derive from the Same Source (usually)

11/27/2018

It's in the Unspoken Details

11/27/2018

The opposite of death is not life, but birth.

10/25/2018

10/14/2018

Emotion is finite —the crying over a person relieves tension, it drains emotion… all the crying was emotion that was internal, in movement, usable, and by crying, but being unable to bear it (the internal emotions), we release it, so that simultaneously while realizing the extent of our love for another, we lose it.

10/14/2018

I am much too credulous.

10/11/2018

The root of all love is sexuality —but we've abstracted sexuality so much, we've almost forgot entirely what sexuality actually entails, and it is perhaps much different than "love" as we know it.

Reconciliation of "death" and "life"

10/9/2018

Reconciliation of monopoly and dynamicism.

10/9/2018

10/5/2018

Kierkegaard... the great Christian... overthrew Christianity in favor of Existentialism... by God’s own will, he overthrew Christianity...

Socrates... the greatest Sophist overthrew Sophistry in favor of dialectic... using the Sophist’s techniques, he destroyed Sophistry.

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A Student Who Lives in a Church

10/2/2018

Misunderstanding Others

10/1/2018

Two Unexpected Encounters While Homeless

9/28/2018

I Met a Janitor Who's Been That for 24 Years.

9/28/2018

9/27/2018

Children imitate others all the time, yet it is when we are children when we are closest to ourselves.

If we follow this logic, then we shouldn't be afraid to be copy others, we'll still be unique, but instead we find people in this era trying to be unique by isolating ourselves —we become less unique.

Children copy from the heart —not from rationale however. They copy behaviors, not ideas.

Materialism, Spirituality, and Identity

9/25/2018

win-win vs win-lose

9/23/2018

Love and possesiveness.

9/23/2018

9/23/2018

In times of need
I've found
that all I need
is to hold true to my philosophy
and if I can do this
everything is given to me
nothing lost.

All virtue can be vice, all vice can be virtue

9/22/2018

9/22/2018

Morals can be considered on the basis of the position you place another person in; this is important. Virtue is not internal any longer, but now has a measurable end point.

Think: once in a trolley car problem situation, there's no good solution —better to not be placed in it.

Judging people and understanding

9/22/2018

I met a man who's been homeless for 5 years.

9/20/2018

Pursuit of idols is escapism from reality.

9/20/2018

Surface similarities and differences

9/19/2018

Regret is perceptional.

9/17/2018

Good comes before faith.

9/17/2018

I Wish They Told Me This In School

9/16/2018

9/16/2018

Home is where you feel you can be yourself… and if you always feel that way, you'll always be at home.

Beliefs change over time.

9/15/2018

9/15/2018

It is not that I cannot conceive of a different life than mine… but it is because I have experienced what I have experienced that I must live in the way I do —otherwise I slip into dis-ingenuity: if I had lived as if I had been to Africa and experienced the oppression and squalid conditions there, when I had actually not, it would be a great disservice to the world —but this does not mean I cannot conceive of the difficulty in 3rd world countries… I can pay my respects without pretending to give my life to a cause that I am not concerned with, and I had better concern myself with what I truly care about, and only by doing this can I arrive at doing what is actually good and not merely a pretense for what could be good…

Consider past your own experiences.

9/15/2018

Dialogue is dynamic.

9/14/2018

9/14/2018

"teaching morals" —valuations of "right", "wrong", "good", "bad' ; must happen at a meta-level since morals are dynamic.

Is all love born of distance?

9/14/2018

Human nature is not good nor bad.

9/13/2018

Elon Musk's Ideology

9/13/2018

Psychiatry's Problem

9/13/2018

What does it mean to be moved?

9/13/2018

Personal Honesty Test

9/12/2018

What religion and rationalists don't like.

9/12/2018

Creativity is non-rule based.

9/12/2018

Does understanding destroy feeling?

9/12/2018

Being Alone

9/12/2018