Tag: philosophy

Jun 02

Developing a Mindset for Success

Success is something that can be defined in many ways. Social constructs are one set of criteria by which success is determined . Based on their paradigm our parents may also have a set of parameters that they believe exemplify success, i.e., a good paying job, married with children, a nice house, etc. Your peers …

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Jan 01

Make Tomorrow

In the previous post, the first one of the New Year – 2017, I shared information with an abundant number of links for further reading about the 10,000 Year Clock project. Reading about that project and one of the principals involved, music producer Brian Eno, set me to thinking about another musician named, Peter Gabriel, …

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Sep 06

The growing American police-state.

It is difficult to accept the manifestation of an over-reaching government in a nation founded on the principles of individual liberty and self reliance, but in America today the malignant disease of collectivism is eating away at the very fabric of those founding concepts. This cancerous notion of demanding something for nothing appears to have …

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Sep 15

Qufu; birthplace of Confucius

“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.” Perhaps my favorite quote from Confucius.   In an earlier post, I stated incorrectly that Jinan was home of Confucius. Born 551 B.C., his birthplace, home and primary place of teaching was in Qufu. Jinan was, at the time, and remains so today, the …

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Jul 12

Buckminster Fuller — Futurist.

“Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies.” * The quote above is from the 1969 book titled, Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects of Humanity, a book that by early 21st Century standards would likely be rather dull. However there are some little gems of wisdom within. I suspect, even forward thinking members of society, like …

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Feb 08

Alan Watts Blues

  Alan Watts Blues (listen here or in China follow this link**) * Well, I’m taking some time with my quiet friend Well, I’m takin’ some time on my own Well, I’m makin’ some plans for my getaway There’ll be blue skies shining up above When I’m cloud hidden, cloud hidden, whereabouts unknown Well, I’ve …

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Feb 07

Socrates, Father of Western Philososphy.

“Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of the world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils, — …

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Jan 30

Dreams, Mythology & Symbols.

  Mythological figures were an ongoing theme in many post from last year. I shared a number of photographs of sculpture. Characters from ancient mythology are often the subject of music, paintings, sculpture and other forms of art. In this article, I want to share some material to provide a little deeper understanding of …

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Jan 23

In the depth of winter….

* “In the depth of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.” ALBERT CAMUS Some other profound quotes from Camus.  

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