My mother, you taught me to tie laces,Now I walk on trails from my wildest dreams, My father, you showed me how to use tools,I’ve built adventures in nature’s extremes, My brother, you would once look up to me,I learn much from principles in your code, ~Teachers of life, unique style and mode~ To myContinue reading “Teacher”
Tag Archives: philosophy
No children, no problems
Selfish, or selfless? World population is growing unsustainably. As of time of writing, world population is almost 7.9 billion. I’m rounding up, as based on data released by the UN, there’s 250 births every minute – that’s more than 4 a second – and 131.4 million a year, we’ll be there in a blink. ThatContinue reading “No children, no problems”
Goodbye Avery. Hello Mate.
What’s in an original idea – and how far does creative ownership go? Avery Mann, as some of you might have noticed, is a play on Everyman. When I started this blog, I was a little nervous putting myself out there. I felt more comfortable going incognito, so I chose a pseudonym. The meaning behindContinue reading “Goodbye Avery. Hello Mate.”
“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Albert Einstein Time piece on my wrist, Time piece on my wall,Time is everywhere,Yet there’s no time at all,Presentism is where we are,Stuck in our current state,In Possibilism, past and present exist, ButContinue reading “Blocked”
Is my vote a game to you?
Politics – Is there a more polarising subject? The word democracy comes from an amalgamation of the Greek words, ‘demos’, essentially meaning ‘people’, and ‘kratos’, which can be translated to ‘power’. Power to the people! Athens is generally accepted to have housed the first governmental democracy in 508 – 507 BC, although it is thoughtContinue reading “Is my vote a game to you?”
What came first, the chicken or the egg?
Happy Easter. A special day to remember the Easter bunny died for our sins, so we get to eat chocolate, or something. I’m not religious. I do like chocolate eggs though. I don’t get why people still use the old saying; What came first, the chicken or the egg? Isn’t it a bit like religionContinue reading “What came first, the chicken or the egg?”
What’s the worlds strongest compliment?
When, “looking good hun”, just won’t cut it. I noticed how women sometimes compliment other women by saying they look like a celebrity. I wonder what it’s like to be famous. One side effect is the advancement of an acute sense of UV exposure. I see why celebrities are called stars. There isn’t a glowContinue reading “What’s the worlds strongest compliment?”
Information – how much, is too much?
We live in a society where almost any question can be answered with a few twitches of a finger. Did you know? The Great Pyramid of Giza, completed in around 2560 BCE, originally stood at 146.5 metres in height, and was incredibly, the tallest man made structure in the world for more than a whoppingContinue reading “Information – how much, is too much?”
Musings, metrics and mentors
Happiness and contentment – how can I get more of both? How can I keep it? (Before you get your hopes up too high, I definitely don’t have all the answers. Unfortunately, theres more debate out there than solutions.) Questions like these, I ask myself ceaselessly. It’s unlikely we’ll ever find definitive answers, especially inContinue reading “Musings, metrics and mentors”
The awareness of things
The Japanese have a phrase which most clearly expresses the melancholic feeling I get when I think about how beautiful the human experience is and yet, how brief. Mono no aware 物の哀れ, もののあはれ – with the closest translation being “the pathos of things”. This emotion, so powerful and yet so subtle, for better or forContinue reading “The awareness of things”