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Category Archives: Morning Mantra
Self awareness is hubris, instinct is naivete. The challenge is balancing the dissonance created by both to unlock the potential that is humanity.
In the long run despair seems way more pragmatic than humor.
The pursuit of ontology and an ever growing intellect does not require one to become a curmudgeonly malcontent, it’s just one of those extra little perks.
Money is not an indicator of character or humanity, identity solely based on capital acquisition is suspect at best.
Outer pessimism and cynicism (though not vindictiveness) are fine, as long as one maintains inner optimism and critical thinking. Not all optimistic views are compatible or need to be shared.
It is best to take life in a slow, contemplative, wary manner. This is best achieved by living life in a perpetual hang over.
Adulthood is a vague lie at best, social contracts and conventions are restraining illusions. Never let the dream die.
The point of understanding all of the cultural illusions and constructs is not to ultimately favor some kind of base instinct, but rather to appreciate the possible social evolution that humanity is capable of.
While there are virtues that appear to be timeless, values of the old guard should not automatically be assumed as correct simply because they have existed for an amount of time more than those that have popped up to challenge … Continue reading