You are your “self.” There isn’t another one.
Big game companies like Nintendo sometimes put out “laziness” and expect people to pay $60 for that game.
People buy these “lazily developed games” though, so the cycle keeps going because Nintendo never feels consequences for their shotty game development.
Tells you a lot about human nature.
The political system is ideally fluid and dynamic, not linear and binary.
Instead of thinking “political spectrum” … think “political sphere filled with liquid operating at different temperatures depending on context.”
Realities that have the highest probability of being truth:
We live in one universe, not some “multiverse” … and the mathematics behind it need some revision.
We do not live in a simulation. That idea simply replaces a “God” with a “Creator of” … and we think this because of gaps in our knowledge.
We are not alone in the Universe. There are too many possible planets where life can exist, and an enormous selection we can’t even see.
The “self” or “soul” is an illusion.
We don’t have any “special” free will, only a very limited ability to make choices. We don’t “take responsibility” for our actions … but our actions make us “responsible” for them.
More to come…
From this point, this micro blog will model the “Book of Disquiet” by Fernando Pessoa, minus the heteronomous alter-ego.
Always live your life against the idea of death. Life is short.
Be human first. Not some empty affiliation, tribe, or “brand.”
You can be remembered for the first, you will be forgotten for the latter.
Never be afraid to speak your soul.
If you don’t yet know what that means (deep down), then watch this for 5 hours:
There’s more to it, so think beyond the sound bites.
To eliminate darkness from your life, shine a light on it. Sunlight is strongest.
Are you sure?
Before you send off that scathing rebuttal, that seething remark, or that emotion-destroying thought … think first…
Is that really accomplishing something? If you were to allow 1 day before sending, would the feeling that is driving this poisonous bile subside?
In most cases, yes it will.
Most of life is uncontrollable chaos.
Do your best to let go of trying to control the outcome. Instead, focus on “inputs” that you can control.
Let go of harsh reactions to “stuff” that happens to you. Instead, make yourself more resilient, because something else WILL happen to you.
“Do I really want the answer to this question? Or, do I just want to wallow in pitiful search of the answer?”
Most people do the latter. The proof lies in what people do once they have the information they need, generally they do little to nothing with it.
Science and reason are things to celebrate, for sure. But the world, life, and existence encompass so much more than our logical discoveries.
In short, there’s more to life than any one thing.
Don’t over-rationalize the world. People are irrational, emotional, and impulsive. Let go of the need to put everything into an easy-to-contemplate metaphorical box.
That box doesn’t exist.
Instead, transcend all of this by being the best person you can be. Start now.
Is there something that you keep wishing you had time to do? Something you feel incredibly passionate about?
Do that, today.
Eat your shadow.
(Look into the “Little Book on the Human Shadow” by Robert Bly and go here buddhism-for-vampires.com/eating-th… to get started)
I go through periods of time where I look directly into the darkness of life, so I’m reminded how bright and much more important the light is.
I will try to post one positive thought a day here. One that might have impact.