realism at seven:twenty-seven in the morning"i just want to clarify, that, from the other day, i have no intentions of killing myself."
"yeah, i understand that. i didn't think you did."
"i was expecting you to be worried though, i saw it all over your face."
"i wasn't so much worried as i was confused. you were getting all deep and philosophical out of nowhere. you were one dude the night before and something totally different the next day."
"i've always been this same guy, dad. i think about this stuff all the time. everyday i think about it."
"every young man, every young artist, everyone has had these thoughts before. you're not the only one."
"i know that..."
"like any young artist, i've had these thoughts too. i was the same way."
"i'm aware of that. that-- to tell me that, that was never my point."
"i was just confused as to what was going on monday."
"i just had thoughts and i was talking about it. i wasn't looking for advice or some sort of guidance or whatever, i was just telling you how i felt."
"and that's the whole
nihilism at seven:fifteen in the morning"i think jerry seinfeld and larry david could be the greatest philosophers of our time."
"i think all young people your age go through stages like this."
"no, seriously. they made millions of dollars about the monotony of nothing, it's genius."
"that is the beauty of seinfeld, yeah."
"i mean, dang though, what would jerry seinfeld the character be remembered for though?"
"he probably wouldn't be."
"exactly. he was known for being a funny guy and banging chicks. but what happens when you get old and your prick goes limp? who's gonna remember him besides george, elaine, and kramer?"
"i don't want that. i don't want to be a funny guy and just have sex with women because i could, that's not a happy life. that's pointlessness."
"but the point of the show was just that, nothingness. that's the entire point; hell, life is about creating purpose."
"it's about creating tasks and jobs for you to accomplish and continuously doing so in hopes of finding some shred of happiness in a big b
Can Christians Like Dragons?In other words, can a Christian morally have a love for dragons? The logic behind the question is that dragons by Biblical standards seem to be evil creatures. Therefore it should be incompatible to follow Jesus Christ and love dragons at the same time, right? This is what I've been accused of many times, being a firm holder to Truth yet having a soft spot for dragons. I would like to answer in detail these accusations, thus the reason for this article.
Let us look at dragons from every angle, starting with what The Sacred Scriptures say. In The Holy Bible the Hebrew word used for dragon(s) is 'tanniyn' and shows up 29 times in The Old Testament. But, do note that dragons are not always referred to under that word in Scripture, so the count is higher. I've divided these verses up into groups, mainly general and specific cases.
**Dragons in general
--in The Bible we see that dragons are often used by God as curses. Examples are the Babylonian Empire (Isaiah 1
InvertI think most of us should work on inverting our lives. We’re too preoccupied as a western society (I’ll only speak for what I know). Too preoccupied and distracted to notice what we’re actually noticing. The things we tend to focus on can be condensed into two brackets. (Money) –– which can comprise of work, saving, providing for your family/friends, getting security for yourself and those you love, gaining materialistic worth that make the every day life easier. And finally consumables; which in this case would be food, clothes, shelter, water, and basic resources.
Another thing we focus on that can be condensed into a somewhat fidgety bracket is (distraction). Active distraction from the essence of life, from the pulse in your wrist, neck and heart. From the energy surrounding you, from the vital questions that linger on throughout the course of a life. This category can be difficult because something that is distraction to one person when used cor
BraveryPeople have very simple definitions for words that are often much more complex.
For instance, some say that to be Brave simply means to tell the truth when it would be safer for you to lie, or to stare death in the face and smile when all logic tells you to run in fear.
They say that to be Brave you must rid yourself of all fear, but it isn't that simple. Fear is too much a part of who we are. To be rid of Fear, we would first have to rid ourselves of Pain, Hate, Confusion, and Anger... For they are all forms of Fear.
So no, Bravery is not a lack of fear. To feel that Hate.. that Anger.. that Pain.. that Fear! To feel it latch on to you and destroy your sense of reasoning, and still deny it the freedom to control you...
Showing compassion to the one who killed your loved ones,
To be an outcast that is hated by all, and choosing to love those very people instead of returning that hate,
That, is true Bravery.
Is God a Comedian?
Some people wonder whether God really has a sense of humor or not, even to the point of questioning whether it is wrong or not to laugh or joke. Is God really as serious as we make him out to be?
Here's how I see it...
As Paul quoted from poets, "We are His offspring" (ACTS 17:28). We, as God's creations, were created in God's image; thus, a number of traits are also inherited from our Creator. These inherited traits can range from talents to behaviors.
A lot of what we are able to do says a lot in itself about who we are. And some of these things may also clue us in to what God is like.
Here are some examples:
Look around and see the beauty of nature. Look at all the different kinds of animals, the many different plants, even the clouds in the sky. You're looking at God's artwork. So yes, God is an artist. What does that say about Him? It says that God is very creative. He expresses His creativity thro
How to find yourselfYou cannot possibly buy your true beauty, nor can you really work for it. You can only find it.
In this world people are depending on each other, there are nearly to no things which you still have to do on your own. Ironically, people depend on each other, but they also put themselves on first place constantly. Life is a process. You find yourself new and anew all the time, until you're old, and have children and grandchildren.
This being said, we should accept ourselves how we are. We should see who we are, where we see ourselves and who we want to be. We should honour the ones who have long passed away, but have contributed so much to our world. - because everything we see and use in our today's world would never be exisiting if the humans didn't work together. We should also accept the fact that we are here to contribute something to this world, and we should think ahead into the future. What will be and what our contribution will help the world.
But that is long not all you have to
Musing On Illusion and RealityWhat is reality if not a set of agreed upon illusions?
Our illusion of greater control over a planet that we are not separate from but part of.
Our illusion of physical solidity that only holds relevance in terms of what we compare ourselves to.
Our illusion of having greater feeling, consciousness and complexity than other life forms that we cannot be, therefore cannot fully comprehend.
Our endless array of theories and categorizations that we use to box ourselves and others with, willfully pushing into those boxes even when there is no fit, as if fit exists within the many concepts we try to manifest into solidity.
Our illusion that agreed upon realities have somehow been static over time, rather than morphing with prevailing cultural winds.
Our illusions about what is possible. Our assumption that everything already known is all there is to know, and the myopic decisions we make as a result of that. The impossible and magical simply morphs into the scientific with a grea
Ponysalities - Twilight Sparkle - ISTJ (NOT INTP)Being a fan of the Jungian definition of the MBTI, I'm going to take my hand at doing the most accurate typing possible of the Mane 6.
But first a brief introduction to the Jungian cognitive functions. There are 8 of them:
Ti - Introverted Thinking - This is the stereotypical form associated with thinking. It is the inward sense of pondering. It is an internally organized function. It deals with logic, theories, concepts, and other abstract ideas.
Te - Extroverted Thinking - This function is the one most associated with planning. While Ti likes to organize theories and concepts, Te likes to organize and categorize things. It is more focused with practicality, and by it's nature is organized.
Ni - Introverted Intuition - This is the function that deals with finding patterns. It creates order from chaos. People with strong Ni tend to be spiritual for this reason (NOT to be confused with religious. Spiritual in that they have rituals that they hold to, they believe in strange c
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