Saturday, August 7, 2010

Untimely Meditations 1

The mind as a flux
The following thoughts and ideas I have believed at one time or another. I may not believe some of them anymore. I may even believe the contrary. But the self, after all, is a history, and the mind is a flux. The thoughts here presented are just snapshots of the author's ever-changing mindscape.

Love is the safety net that catches those who fall trying to walk the tightrope of expectations. (February 2008)

The theologian's trade consists of being certain of things for which no honest human should be certain of. (April 2008)

Our optimism gives us reason to live, our pessimism keeps us alive. (May 2008)

Only a free individual can become a moral individual, for morality is impossible without choice and being moral cannot be forced upon anyone. (May 2008)

There is nothing more damaging to the cause of freedom than the illusion of freedom. (May 2008)

It is only when you reveal to people who you really are that you give them a chance to love you. (June 2008)

The worst thing about the limits of human knowledge is that we do not know where they lie. (June 2008)

Beware of the person who is full of answers but who lacks questions, for that person has the mark of the worst kind of fool. (June 2008)

I enjoy the hatred of those whom I hate as much as I enjoy the love of those whom I love. (June 2008)

The unjustified worship of human language is the source of all metaphysical claims. (June 2008)


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Pecier Carpena Decierdo is a male specimen of the primate species homo sapiens. According to Pecier, one of his main goals in life is the justification of his species’ name. Close proximity to his most preferred carbon based life form, Rose Anne, causes Pecier’s brain to become saturated with phenylalanine, and being with the said Rose Anne is also known to bring about attacks of involuntary spasms called “laughter” in Pecier. Aside from Rose Anne, the subjects “philosophy”, “science” and “literature” are some of the other things that fire up his libido. He has so far survived twenty-two roundtrips aboard his home planet and he has no intentions of quitting soon.

Venerable Verses

The cloud-clapp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,

And like this insubstantial pageant faded,

Leave not a rack behind: we are stuff

As dreams are made on; and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.

-William Shakespeare, The Tempest-

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