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:

Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life: finally, a daily reflection book for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone
Privilege: A Reader
Hey Natalie Jean: Advice, Musings, and Inspiration on Marriage, Motherhood, and Style
The Universe Doesn't Give a Flying Fuck About You (Epic series Book 1)
The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege

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:

Death (The Open Yale Courses Series)
The Game of Life and How to Play It (Prosperity Classic)
God Gave Us Heaven
Death
The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary

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:

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
Merits and Mercenaries (The Bath Novels of Lady A~, Book 1)
How to Find Yourself: 4 Steps to Self-Awareness (Self-Knowledge Series Book 1)
The Meaning of Human Existence