Saturday, March 26, 2005

Its Saturday....

Tonight I shall be enjoying myself at the UTA philosophy majors' 1st annual potluck dinner and movie night. In preparation, I scoured the web for some interesting material to discuss among my peers. Here is one of the best tidbits I ran across:

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out consume
Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
who was just as sloshed as Schlegel.

There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
'bout the raisin' of the wrist.
Socrates himself was permanently pissed.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
after half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away,
'alf a crate of whiskey every day!
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
and Hobbes was fond of his Dram.
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart:
I Drink Therefore I Am......
--Monty Python's Philosopher's Drinking Song

Monday, March 21, 2005

Great Minds Think Alike?

Wow. Just when you think you're all alone in your views of humanity and its situation in this country, someone comes along and reminds you that, while you may be in the minority, you are never alone. Read on:

Sunday, March 20, 2005

On the Purpose of Life

Ultimately, I think, Life is the laboratory of the soul. In its every intricate detail are hidden many tools with which to see and understand that which is seemingly unseeable and unknowable. Life is here to reflect the soul. To give the soul a glimpse of itself. And with this picture, form a new one. That is, in every moment of now, all about you is the reflection of who you are choosing to be. Should you choose to be angry, then anger will be the underlying form of all that is currently being experienced. Should you choose happiness as your being, happiness is the resulting image. Given this powerful knowledge, a surprising insight into the true purpose of life appears. If, in every moment of now, a direct reflection of the soul is expressed, then perhaps the ultimate purpose of life is to see and change this reflection. As each new state of being is expressed, a new, higher, being appears. For example, say that I choose to express my being as charitable by sharing of my resources with one who has less. Immediately, the gratitude is returned, as well as the realization that there are more with whom to share. Thus it is that we are spurned on to forever create the Highest Version of the Grandest Vision ever we held about Who We Are. And we are doing it with every thought, word, and deed.