ALL THOUGHTS ON PHILOSOPHY

 

THIS SECTION IS DEVOTED TO TRUTHS AND PERCEPTIONS.

HOW PEOPLE DEAL WITH LIFE,  HOW DREAMS ARE BUILT, 

HOW HOPES ARE HEIGHTENED, HOW THEY ARE DESTROYED,

AND OF THE DEVASTATION THAT IN- SUES. THIS AREA WILL BE COMPRISED

OF OBSERVATIONS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS, TO PROBLEMS THAT FACE ALL OF THE PEOPLE,

ALL OF THE TIME.

NEW WAYS TO LOOK AT AND REACT TO EVERYDAY OCCURRENCES, FEELINGS, AND CHALLENGES.

I HAVE ENCOUNTERED MANY TRUTHS, UNQUESTIONABLE, NEVER CHANGING,  POSITIVE, AND UPLIFTING. I HAVE ALSO ENCOUNTERED MANY BELIEFS THAT CONTRADICT EACH OTHER. THIS HAS LED ME TO THE REALIZATION, THAT THESE  ASSUMPTIONS OF VALIDITY, WHICH ARE COMPRISED, MOSTLY OF TIME HONORED FLAWED OBSERVATIONS, PRODUCE CARBON COPIED,  PERVERSION'S, OF THE  TRUTH.

LIFE CAN BE SIMPLE AND PURE, BUT IF BASIC RULES ARE NOT UNDERSTOOD AND PRACTICED UNDESIRABLE OUTCOMES ARE SURE TO TRANSPIRE. THE TRAGEDY OF THIS IS THAT THESE OUTCOMES BECOME SO COMMON PLACE THAT THEY BECOME THE NORM AND BECAUSE THEY OCCUR IN SO MANY INSTANCES WE BEGIN TO ACCEPT THEIR PERVERSITY, AS THE  NATURAL STATE OF MAN.

IT'S LIKE, GUILT THROUGH ASSOCIATION... WE NO LONGER QUESTION, THE GOODNESS OF AN INDIVIDUAL, BECAUSE WE NO LONGER EXPECT IT.

 

Life

 

Life is comprised of balance:

Death is due to the lack of balance.

We are what we truly believe, what we aspire to be, what we see ourselves as being.

We are significant parts of the universe, comprising its very essence.

Due to the fact that we possess the capability to generate positive thoughts and energy.

We are the sum total of existence/ creation if you will.

 

Our balance is so delicate, as to evade the perception and apprehension of most.

Yet, it is the very seat of our happiness, self discovery and  pride in existence.

It is also the cohesiveness of the universe, the power of decision, and is at the very heart of change and evolution.

 

 

 

TRUTHS

 

TOLERANCE

 

 

                    THE WORST THING, THAT EVER HAPPENED TO A PERSON IS, THE WORST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO THAT PERSON, AND SHOULD NOT, IN ANY WAY BE  MINIMIZED.                                                                                                                                                             

            THE PRECEDING STATEMENT, SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO STAND ALONE, WITHOUT ELABORATION OR CLARIFICATION, BUT I FEEL, THAT I MUST, EXPOUND ON THIS TRUTH:

 

                   This is not to say that, that one worst thing is not in some way more dramatic, more intense, or more tragic, than that which might have happened to another but whatever the experience, it has the same impact.

         The fact that the most devastating thing that ever happened to someone, could be something as common place as a broken finger nail or a broken arm, or as catastrophic as a natural disaster or the loss of a loved one, does not minimize or maximize one experience over another.

         That Worst Thing, is the most monumental, the most horrible, the most painful, the most embarrassing, and the most tragic thing that has ever happened to that person... And that person, could be me, or that person could be you.

                                                                                                                                                                       

                    WE WERE WE WERE ALL ONCE, JUST BABES IN OUR MOTHERS ARMS..

            NEEDING TO BE FED, NEEDING TO BE HELD, NEEDING TO BE NURTURED AND MOST OF ALL NEEDING TO BE LOVED.

           

            SO, IN THE BEGINNING, WE ARE ALL VERY MUCH ALIKE.

 

            WHAT CHANGES US?  WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

            IS IT UPBRINGING, IS IT LOVE, LACK OF LOVE OR A DIFFERENT TYPE OF LOVE?

 

                   A DIFFERENT TYPE OF UPBRINGING?

            A DIFFERENT TYPE OF EDUCATION?

            NOT ONLY FROM OUR SCHOOLS, BUT FROM ALL OF THOSE " IMPORTANT OTHERS " IN OUR LIVES.

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                    DIFFERENT ATTITUDES, ABOUT DIFFERENT THINGS. 

            DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHIES, ETHICS, AND BELIEFS.

            BELIEFS ABOUT ANYTHING, AND EVERYTHING.

                                     

 

 

 

SELF IMAGE

 

 

 

                    SELF IMAGE, IMPRESSED AND MOLDED IN US, FROM THE ONSET OF OUR VERY FIRST BREATH.

            THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE FACTS.

            BELIEFS THAT WE CLING TO, AS IF OUR VERY LIVES DEPENDED ON THEM,

            SOME OF THEM TRUTHS, AND OTHERS LIES.

            BELIEFS AND FEELINGS, WHETHER REAL OR IMAGINED,

            THINGS THAT WE HOLD ON TO, SO STRONGLY,

            THAT WE SOMETIMES FIGHT AND EVEN DIE FOR, BUT RARELY EXAMINE.

                                                                                                                                      

                   THE REALIZATION THAT WE COULD  RE-EXAMINE SOME OF OUR TIME HONORED BELIEFS, MIGHT INDEED

            BE THE  FIRST STEP IN CHANGE.              

 

 

 

 

CHANGE

 

 

 

THE FIRST STEP TOWARD CHANGE, IS THAT ONE MUST FEEL THAT THERE IS GOOD REASON TO BRING IT ABOUT.

ONE MUST REALIZE, THAT THERE IS A GREATER VALUE TO BE DERIVED FROM MAKING THE DECISION:

ONE THAT OUTWEIGHS, ALL OF THE OBSTACLES INVOLVED IN CARRYING OUT THE  DECISION.

 

IF ONE IS COMFORTABLE WITH ONES LIFESTYLE, THEN CHANGE IS OUT OF THE QUESTION.

NO MATTER HOW DETRIMENTAL A PARTICULAR WAY OF LIFE MAY SEEM BE, TO ONES DEVELOPMENT,

CHANGE WILL NOT OCCUR UNLESS SOME DECIDING FACTOR, SOME BIT OF PERSONAL DISCONTENT, COMES INTO PLAY.

IF ONE BELIEVES, THAT A CERTAIN WAY OF BEING, IS THE ONE FOR THEM, THEN WHY WOULD THEY WANT TO CHANGE?

WHY SHOULD THEY HAVE TO?

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                   POLITICS:

 

 

                    IT AMAZES ME THAT SUCH CHAOTIC TIMES, AS THE SIXTIES AND EARLY SEVENTIES COULD HAVE OCCURRED.

                    A  TIME, IN WHICH THE GOVERNMENT LITERALLY, DROVE A STAKE THROUGH THE HEART OUR SOCIETY.

           CONVINCING, OUR MEN IN VIETNAM, THAT THE WAR PROTESTERS  WERE DENOUNCING THEM.

           WHEN, IN FACT THE EXACT OPPOSITE WAS THE CASE!

 

                    IN TRUTH, THE  PROTESTERS, WERE DESPERATELY, WAGING A BATTLE, WITH AND BY, THE ONLY MEANS AVAILABLE TO THEM.  

                    AGAINST, THOSE  POWERS THAT  BE,

            THE PEOPLE THAT WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR SENDING OUR BOYS TO AN UNJUSTIFIABLE WAR ,

            AND RISKING THEIR LIVES FOR MONETARY GAINS..

            AND FOR REASONS THAT HAD LITTLE TO DO WITH THE PURSUIT OF LIFE, LIBERTY, FREEDOM, AND HAPPINESS.

         

                    THE PROTESTS WERE  DIRECTED, TOWARD THOSE PEOPLE THAT WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR

             THE KILLING OF OUR INNOCENTS.                 

                    AGAINST, THOSE PEOPLE, THAT PITTED PARENT AGAINST CHILD, CHILD AGAINST PARENT,  SIBLING AGAINST SIBLING, FRIEND AGAINST FRIEND, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT AGAINST CHANGE.

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                    THE FACT, THAT WE WERE SO MANIPULATED AND THAT THESE DIVISIONS IN OUR SOCIETY,

            COULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE IS  APPALLING, AND UNFORGIVABLE.

            THESE  HORRIFIC EVENTS, BESIDE SHREDDING OUR SOCIAL ORDER,

            CREATED GREAT AMOUNTS OF UNDUE  FEAR.. DISTRUST, JEALOUSY AND HATRED .

 

                   TO CONSIDER THE WORLD THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN:

            HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE, THE UNDERSTANDING, UNITY, AND HUMANITARIANISM,

            THAT THOSE TIMES AVAILED THEMSELVES OF, IS A MUTE ENDEAVOR.

            FROM THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY, MARTIN LUTHER KING, AND ROBERT KENNEDY,

            TO THE ESCALATION OF THE WAR IN VIETNAM AND THE PARDONING OF NIXON

            A WHOLE, DISENFRANCHISED GENERATION WAS VIEWED WITH  DISTAIN AND DISTRUST.

         

             

 

                    THE VIETNAM YEARS, RIDDLED WITH ATROCITIES:

            POLITICAL AND SOCIAL UPHEAVALS, ASSASSINATIONS, HATRED, DISTRUST AND MANIPULATION

            WERE TRAGICALLY DISHEARTENING TIMES

       

            STILL, THEY  WERE  FILLED WITH A DEEP SENSE OF RELENTLESS HOPE, COMPASSION, IDEALISM

            DEDICATION, CONCERN, AND, COMMITMENT TO AN ATTAINABLE, MORE HOPEFUL, MORE BENEVOLENT FUTURE.

         

           

            ALL OF WHICH, THIS AUTHOR PRAYS,

         WILL BE WELL THOUGHT OF, REMEMBERED UNDERSTOOD, AND NEVER MISCONSTRUED.

 

                             PEACE

 

 

 

POLITICS:

 

It is not my intention to advocate one political party over another.

My hope is that members of government would be caring and fair to all, but especially to the voiceless poor and down trodden, whether it be the elderly, the homeless, the unemployed, the under-employed, or the children.

Even the "middle class" who shoulder the major burden of the preservation of our society are by most standards the pawns of our system. Some being forced to work 60 hour work weeks along with their spouses and neither having enough time to enjoy the comforts of life, or to properly raise their children, which is inclusive of the ability to spend with them, quality time.

In reality they are the uncomplaining slaves of our society.

 

Personally, I am more aligned politically with the Democratic party, in that I feel that they have a somewhat "broader view" of the big picture.

Going back to the assassinations of the sixties they were directed toward free thinking, emancipating, liberals who seemed to be more interested in a global prosperity than personal profits.

In my estimation they were more concerned with the filling of the glass from the bottom up, as apposed to topping off the rim, benefiting only the top 10%, and showing little concern for the other 90%.

This is the basis for the trickle down philosophy of the Republican party.

The "what's good for General Motors is good for the nation" mentality.

 

As a final note I must say that the same individuals or their heirs, who were opposed to the compassionate thinkers, like the Kennedy's, or Martin Luther King, Jr., are still in power, and still wield much influence in the governmental proceedings.

 

Take for example the political crucifixion of our 42nd President, William Jefferson Clinton  (1993-2001). What he experienced in his term of office, especially in his last years was the 21st century equivalent to a political assassination.

Not in terms of the taking of life, but in an attempt to make him an ineffective reform maker and peace keeper in what could have been his greatest years in office.

This blatant crucifixion also laid the groundwork for our current economic disaster and total shift of policy in the existing Presidential term!

This has left us with the tradgically manipulating policies of our new Radically Right Wing, "Morally Correct"  President, George W. Bush.

You got it:

 

THE MIND IS STUPID,

IT BELIEVES, WHATEVER WE TELL IT

 

 

THIS IS NOT TO DEGRADE ANYONE'S MENTAL ABILITIES,

BUT RATHER TO SUGGEST, THAT WE POSSESS A GREATNESS,

WHICH FAR EXCEEDS THAT OF A SIMPLE ORGAN.

THE BRAIN, CONTROLS ALL OF OUR BODILY FUNCTIONS,

INCLUDING DIGESTION, METABOLIZATION, REGENERATION, AND HEALING.

IT IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR BODY CHEMISTRY, AND MOOD CHANGES.

 

BY LETTING THE BRAIN KNOW, HOW WE WISH FOR IT TO FUNCTION

AND DIRECTING IT TO INDUCE  THE BODY TO PERFORM IN A CERTAIN MANNER,

BY PERCEIVING THINGS AS WE CHOOSE TO SEE THEM, AND EXPERIENCING THINGS AS WE CHOOSE TO FEEL THEM,

WE CAN CONTROL OUR HEALTH, OUR OUTLOOK ON LIFE, OUR WORLD, AND OUR DESTINIES.

 

 

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