Category Archives: Philosophy
“Violence is not necessary to destroy a civilization. Each civilization dies from indifference towards the unique values which created it.” –Nicolás Gómez Dávila,
“Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie” –Miyamoto Musashi, 16th Century, Japanese Philosopher and Kensei Hey, maybe he was on to something … Continue reading
“We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.” –Bertrand Russell, Philosopher (1872-1970) Anyone interested in arguing against that stance?
Several days ago, I read a blog post written by a friend. Combining the experience of a wife, mother, grandmother, artist, writer and often a wise philospher, she routinely makes sense of the things we don’t want to think about. … Continue reading
The essential characteristic of philosophy, which makes it a study distinct from science, is criticism. It examines critically the principles employed in science and in daily life; it searches out any inconsistencies there may be in these principles, and it … Continue reading
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts” -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle He died almost 100 years ago and we still haven’t … Continue reading
Saw a quote that said, “Speak to people in a way that if they died the next day you’d be satisfied with the last thing you said to them,” and I can’t emphasize this enough. Good point. It does have … Continue reading
As we start another week: For the important challenges we face, we should take them on with the enthusiasm of a 4-year old in a Batman costume. For the not-so-vital tasks, let us think like a dog; Everyone is a … Continue reading
Sharing some wisdom from Kurt’s Cultural Offering site. Kurt, via Nicholas Bate, just happened to share my Philosophy on seeking medical attention. “Give it two weeks. If it doesn’t kill you in two weeks, you aren’t going to die from … Continue reading
“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” —Ann Landers Photo of Martha, enjoying the afternoon sun shining through the front storm door. Life is good.