High school was the best. Everything was new and each day thrilling. Each book, painting, touch, song. Lately I’ve been reflecting on that time, and sometimes I want to reclaim that excitement of when each moment was fresh. But I realized something — settling down doesn’t mean life will be dull; it’s simply time to start the next phase of life.
Archive for ‘Philosophy’
So I like thinking. A lot. Since I shed the restrictive burden of Protestantism five years ago, I’ve decided to be a good human being, striving not to hurt anyone and considering my steps from an empathetic perspective. It’s considerably more satisfying to do good out of your own desire than out of fear to burn in hell.
Talk to anyone who has denounced religion and they will tell you they’ve been through a complete reboot of Social Value Coding. All day (for years) you spend trying to figure out if your actions reflect your own needs or just what you’ve been told to for several decades. Believe me, it’s much easier to stay with religion. I didn’t do it to make my life easier.
Thus, when people have asked me what my religion is–or what I believe in–I have note been able to give a short answer. I’m not an atheist, humanist, spiritualist or anything else conveniently nameable by modern standards. I have been reading, thinking and writing about the source of human feelings & emotional energy as well as more perceivable sciences like astrophysics & biology or theories attempting to explain black holes, quantum leaps, spacetime and such things.
Only recently did I reflect that this way of interacting with the world, is commonly called Philosophy. So here are my rants based on independent research, considered by Marjolein.
“Philosophy is the study of the general and fundamental nature of reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.”
Is Older Always Wiser?
Older people have a habit of telling you that things could be much worse. Worse beyond my youthful (28) comprehension. […]
Dating Older Men
As a young woman, time spent with an older man is never wasted. You’re sure to learn something valuable like […]
Shame and Compassion
ABOUT SHAME Feeling good about doing something ‘bad’ doesn’t mean there is no shame around the action itself. Rather pride […]
Quantum Leaps and my Theory of Jet-Recycling
AWARENESS OF SCALE and the limited frequency of our perception provide us with our ultimate challenge; we will never be able to observe all.
Everything in our world–even our bodies–undergo quantum leaps constantly. Every atom of your body is circled by electrons which leap out and back into our world of perception all the time. Where do they go?
‘Privilege’ is too often confused with ‘Entitlement’.