Archive for January, 2009

January 28, 2009

Democracy

In a nice romantic world out there in the limitless cosmos, there might be a world full of selfless individuals who will live to serve only for the “greater good of mankind”. Sure, we embody such good traits as charity and compassion, but such traits wars with our basic instinct to survive. When you are down to your last loaf of bread and it’s a choice between you and another, the rational choice will be self over others. All humans face this internal dilemma at some point; or as I like to put it, “life is but a struggle for limited resources with other competitors”.

Give me a leader who works out of enlightened self-interest and is transparent about how he goes about it anytime. To do otherwise would be hypocritical.

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January 24, 2009

Profound thoughts from an online game

Probably 1 of the best 1-liners I have heard in a long time.

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January 12, 2009

Mind Games

A forum I frequent recently had an interesting entitled Free your thoughts here!!!:

The mind is the only place where one is truly free. Embrace your power of creation, let your thoughts create words and those words create emotion. When shared with others your thoughts and ideas will outlast your flesh, so don’t hold back. Language is a art form whether your words create anger, happiness, sadness, or inspire is irrelevant so in this topic let your thoughts flow and don’t hold back or worry about offending anyone.

Here’s my “reply”, or rather a parody of a reply.

The mind is the invisible prison, a receptacle for all wayward thoughts, impulses and desires. There are no walls; there is no need for walls. Chains stronger than thought, you are crushed by the embrace of self-recognition. Id desires, ego drives, super-ego demands. When shared with others your thoughts and ideas cease to be your own.  You are judged by things not your own, by rules not your making. Language is the artificial construct of the Other; it limits your anger, happiness, sadness to the constraints of what the Other dictate. Let your hatred flow, your anger, your lust, your envy, your pride. Spare no mercy for others for others do not matter.

And the first thing that popped into my mind when I read the thread was this video.


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