Sunday, February 26, 2012

Do you hope?


Hope is the thing that keeps you going. When your legs are tired, when you can't seem to go on, a glimmer of hope gives you reason to go on.

You want to give up, you want to let go, but you can't because of hope. You go to work, hoping it will get better, hoping for retirement. You stand in line, hoping it will only be another hour.
Hope keeps you holding on, like a story line you can't stop listening too, because you want to know how it ends.

Surrender is without hope and it doesn't care. That's freedom.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Trust? Honesty?

Honesty and trust are sometimes, or often, an abuse of truth.
We profess that we're just "being honest" to friends or other people, and proceed to tell the truth. "You are too stubborn', 'They are elitist', 'He is too arrogant'..etc. And yet, this "truth" that we often call the truth are often just opinion on individual taste and has no measure of 'what is'.

Trust is also subject to the same inclination as honesty. We put our trust on others whom we thought we could trust. Based on what? What did we use as criteria for this trust we put on others? We say often, "I trust him or her because he is my friend." Does this pass the test of logic? No, it only passes the test of inclination. And this is not to say we are blameworthy for this inclination, it is only to say it was never based on logic.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Our life and...


I think that passion is evolution's innovation to answer the question "should I choose to continue living?" that creatures with intelligence will no doubt start to ask. Passion keeps us happy and motivated enough to choose to continue living.

I do not think that any passion can or should be "infinite". I think that a person should explore and develop several passions. I would define passion (and love) as something in your life that is not comparable to any other parts of your life; your passion becomes the ideal.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Stay always Positive? No...

Positive thinking groups turn a harmless idea into something vexed and debatable, in my opinion. How is it vexed? For example, if only the positive aspects of life are fostered there is a danger that the negative aspects of life will be ignored. On a personal level this could lead to false hope and undervaluation of an important part of the human condition; for society as whole there is a danger that those who do not conform to positive thinking, or aren't able to, are ignored and degraded.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

We know...


What can we actually say that we know, as a fact? We cannot know things for certain from a "second hand" source, as the information may be skewed in its transferral. So what we would only know for certain is what we experience. But can we not be deceived by our eyes and our ears? Our senses are flawed in themselves, we cannot hear everything correctly or see everything perfectly. Even when we do we usually distort it with our own perspective, our own judgement. 

It amazes me how well everything works in the world despite this chance of being mistaken.