Sartre wrote “Hell is other people,” but sometimes one man is more than capable of being his own worst enemy.
Waiting for the scotch to kick in a li’l bit then maybe we engage in some philosophical ramblings of the morality and religious kind. Always fascinating, always frustrating. Waiting for the scotch, I mean. Duh.
One of the most honest things a person can say, and therefore often the most difficult, is I Don’t Know. Many think it humiliating because it seems weak, but in reality it is one of the bravest things that can be said.
I say it all the time, but I also often add: “….but let me try to find out.” or “….let me look it up.” or “…..but X might know.”
Ain’t nothing wrong with admitting you don’t know something.
My spiritual philosophy, what there is of it.
When I look at Las Vegas, I see a concrete and flashing neon message to the universe that humanity won’t settle for caves and foraging. Both the churches and casinos are decadent monuments in the desert saying we are so highly evolved that we can afford to devote large amounts of time to indulging ourselves or morally policing those who do. Our beliefs and the specifics of our rituals may differ, but at the end of the day, the instincts that drive us are very much alike.
Source: Vice Magazine
I do not expect us all to agree about everything. But I would much rather have you believe in something I don’t agree with than to accept everything blindly. And that begins with thinking rationally.
I think the human condition is just baffling for everybody. We are alive for a few decades in a universe that is 15 billion years old and vast beyond our imagining. We define ourselves as having a fixed age of 30 or 40 years when the truth is that at a quantum level there is no part of you that is less than 15 billion years old.
Music provides us with a strange self-generated celebration of the human condition in the face of a universe that is ancient and vast beyond our understanding.
For me, music is an end unto itself but also a way of representing every aspect of the human experience. You can represent joy, despair, confusion, anger and so on.
A fantastic speech from the late Bill Hicks.
Be the change you want to see in this world.