Archive for the 'Musings' Category

Do Check Your Privilege

Posted in Musings, Philosophy, Society on May 6th, 2015

Everyone, please do check you privileges. Oh, not in the manner that the Liberals and Progressives mean for you to do so in order to delegitimize any opinion that you might have that dissents against their agenda and closely held beliefs. Instead check your privileges and, if possible, enumerate them for yourselves because the privileges you’ve earned or your ancestors earned for you will go along way towards defining the character of your culture.

I would say that, even more than rights, privileges are the fundamental metric of what any people value and hold dear.

Related Reading:

Privilege: A Reader
Privilege: A Reader
Musings of an Earth Angel
Privilege (Special Tactical Units Division) (Volume 2)
Musings and Rants Of An Old White Guy

No Accommodation

Posted in Musings, Philosophy on April 23rd, 2015

Thinking ApeIt may surprise many that I spend a fair amount of my time musing about the state, follies, foibles, and rare successes of Man. Then again, it may not, given that people ascribe little value to such pondering and, hence, would assume I would engage in it.

Much, however, do I muse upon Man and his dysfunctional relationship with both Life and Death. How we deal or, more often than not, fail to deal with either perplexes me.

Some men seek power because life ends. Others, for the same reason, seek meaning. And yet the world is the same for both sorts, and makes no effort to accommodate either.

Related Reading:

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Death (The Open Yale Courses Series)
Life II
The Universe Doesn't Give a Flying Fuck About You (Epic series Book 1)
The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

A Harsh Realization

Posted in Humor, Musings, Society on November 15th, 2014

Self inspection is for most people very difficult, especially when such musing and pondering centers on one’s place in the grand scheme of life.

Oh my God! I'm an NPC!
Oh My God! I’m An NPC!

And yes! We are most of us merely NPCs, bit characters in someone else’s story, forever doomed to play out our small parts and be forgotten, having done little at all which will be remembered by history. But this would be a harsh realization and most people won’t ever make it and will vociferously reject it if it is pointed out to them.

Related Reading:

Musings and Mirth
Employment Law: The Essential HR Desk Reference
The Bad Apple (Merits of Mischief)
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One