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Experimental
Existentialism


To be without wisdom or reason
is both unwise and unreasonable

Everything exists

Question everything
answers are everywhere

Truth creates justice

The more truth you find
the more truth you will find

So, what if consciousness
is just a manifestation
of the physical form
and when that's gone
we dissolve into nothing ?

Anything divided by nothing
equals something times infinity
;o)

You may ask, "what does this have to do with anything?"
The truth is, it has to do with everything ~ that's the thing











Theoretical
Theosophy


Any god
worthy of worship
would not require it...
or encourage such things.

Get up off your knees
and believe in yourself.

Go beyond the mythology.

Religion is philosophy
for people who are afraid of death.

The end of the world
is just a scary bedtime story
... a highly effective one, though.
Boo !!!

The true nature of the universe
has precious little to do with
man's varying perception of it.











Questionable
Inquiries


Why stick to the mainstream,
when clearly the mainstream is in error
~ dumbfounded, clueless, ignorant, arrogant ~
and fairly closed-minded about pretty much everything?











Wise Ass
Whys


Why is it:
you get to know everything about me,
before I get to know anything about you?

Why is it:
I'm the only one who is not allowed to interrupt,
but also the only one who never gets to finish a thought?

Why is it:
I hafta tell you every detail
about every feeling I don't even know I have
~ but me just askin what's goin on, is way outta line?

Why is it:
the punishment for
thinking you bossy
is being dismissed?

Why is it:
I don't get to know why yer mad at me
~ yet, wanting to know, pisses you off even more?

Why is it:
I don't seem to be worthy of an explanation
~ yet, my confusion seems to piss you off the most?

Why is it:
if I piss you off so much,
you still refuse to go away?

If I'm not worth a shit
why is it you're still giving me shit?











Ironic
Irony


I'm the kind of person
that needs to be explained.

I don't have an ego problem !

I've stopped taking for granted
that people know what they're talking about
just because they seem to think they do .....
and you would be wise to follow my lead.

If you could possibly understand what I'm talking about,
we wouldn't even be having this conversation.

The first thing I'm gonna do, when I get around to it,
is put off everything else, n then start over ;o)

If proof that you love me
doesn't really require much more
than being nice to me, for the moment
~ then I must be a very cheap person
and therefore, unworthy of love.











How to Tell

If you try to tickle someone
and they punch you real hard in the face
it's prolly a sign they don't like you very much.

You can always tell how much an asshole someone is
by how pissed off they get at you for callin em an asshole.

It is usually the sign of an advanced civilization and culture
when its citizens are genuinely friendly to foreigners,
tourists and other assorted visitors to their realm.

If someone who you consider to be a friend is real nice to you all the time,
but is always telling you there's something wrong with you, when there's not;
and seems to get a kick out of watching you spin your wheels, tires and eyeballs:
that person is textbook 101 passive aggressive ~ and will soon tire of your backbone.











Uncanny
Observations


Shit's fucked up.


Liberals and conservatives are inversely materialistic.
Only those in marketing tend to benefit from this.

Down yer nose, up yer ass, dental inspections
~ you expect masters to look at slaves like that ~
but when slaves start to look at each other like that,
you know there's some wicked mind control involved.

Perception is a state of mind.

If it wasn't for women, humans would never hug
~ nor would there be any such thing as foreplay.

Infinity will likely be underestimated.

Character Acting takes a toll on your career.
Method Acting takes a toll on your sanity.











Advice


Learn new tricks.

Evolve into a sentient being.

Avoid those who are easily insulted
and/or quick to misunderstand.

The standards and practices of abusive people
should not be adhered to or modeled after
~ nor likely mocked in their presence ~
in other words, don't be like them
(or reveal apparent realization).

Laugh at something besides someone else's misfortune
and complain about something real
~ like actual misfortune ~
even your own.











Just
Causes


Just because it's the end of the world,
doesn't mean you get to mess with my head

Just because you think you're a superior life form,
doesn't mean I have to lose my sense of humor about it

Just because you don't care about something
doesn't mean you get to say it is worthless
and prevent others from benefiting from it.

Just because the world allows them respect,
doesn't mean they have any integrity

Just because the pie isn't all shit,
doesn't mean it's edible











Life
Lessons


If you take yourself too seriously
people will surely make fun of you
and you will probably be depressed.
If you take yourself less seriously ~
yes, people will still make fun of you
~ but you will have more material.

Usually, by the time you're old enough,
or even smart enough, to ask the question,
"Does everything hafta be such a big deal?"
~ usually, and quite sadly, the answer is "Yes."

Any decision made under duress, through ignorance,
(or beside yourself with indecision) is no decision at all
and one should not be held accountable for the outcome.

No matter how brilliant or intuitive ye may happen to think ye are,
there will always be those, even not as smart or insightful as you,
who can see things, even about yourself, that you cannot.

The further evolution of this silly little species
requires that the good must be better than the bad.


Moments of clarity are fleeting my nature
because moments are momentary, by definition
~ but clarity, however, is probably infinite n eternal


Good taste, self respect and harmless
silly dizziness make life worth living
~ and friends worth keeping.

It's not the destination.
It's not even the journey.
It's the scenery along the way.


Good literature requires no excuse
just as wisdom requires no explanation
~ the truth of a thing is its own intrinsic proof.











Character
References


See, he's the kinda person
who's kinda afraid that other people
might know what's goin on inside his head
~ n he'd be kinda pissed off to know we think that.

See, she's the kind of older woman
who was obviously going through PMS
on the day when she first hit menopause
and so now she's kinda stuck there forever.











Deeper
Thinkin'


Whenever people say things to me,
like ..... "you're too sensitive,"
I want to hit them very hard
..... in the face .....
with a tire iron .....
until they bleed to death.

The moral to
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
comes in the form of question and answer.....
The question is: Why is it only telephone sanitizers get to be in charge ?
And the answer is: because they came up with the whole concept
..... being in charge - as a concept.

In America, there are three sayings.
I don't remember what any of them are,
because I don't get out much - but that's OK
cuz they change on a seemingly random schedule.
The first one is put out by the Military / Industrial complex
the second, by the Media / Government propaganda machine
and the third is by the Medical / Pharmaceutical / Insurance conglomerate
- all operating out of a seemingly insignificant, unassuming law firm: Carrot and Stick











Quotes from
the Gods


"Level with god
and you're in tune
with the Universe."
~ Steven Tyler, Aerosmith

"And in the end,
the love you take
is equal to the love you make."
~ Sir Paul McCartney, The Beatles

"We are living on a dying planet
...and anyone who tries to deny it
wears a tie and gets paid to lie."
~ Joe Walsh

"And if you feel that you can't go on
in the light you will find the road"
~ Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin

"Don't compromise yourself,
it's all you've got."
~ Janis Joplin

"There must be more good than bad,
or we'd already be gone."
~ Ben Harper

"Hollywood is a town where they pay you
1000 bux for a kiss and 50 cents for yer soul"
~ Marilyn Monroe











Prophetic
Politics


"There go my people.
I must find out
where they're going,
so I can lead them."
~ famous French radical

"It is impossible to prevent others from feeling hostile,
but it is possible to avoid any reciprocal hostility on ones own part,
by imaginative understanding and the sympathy which grows out of it"
~ Bertrand Russell

"A free community requires not only legal freedom, but a tolerant public opinion,
an absence of that instinctive inquisition into our neighbors affairs which,
under the guise of upholding a high moral standard, enables good people
to indulge unconsciously a disposition to cruelty and persecution."
~ Bertrand Russell

The more intensely a nation believes in its patriotism,
the more fanatically indifferent it will become
to the damage suffered by other nations"
~ Bertrand Russell











Honorably
Mentioned


"I know nothing
except the fact
of my ignorance."
~ Socrates

"It is the mark of an educated mind
to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
~ Aristotle

"Strange times are these in which we live,
when old and young are taught in falsehood schools,
and the one man that dares to tell the truth
is called at once a lunatic and fool."
~ Plato

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
~ Seneca

"You Hypocrites!"
~ Jesus Christ


"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it,
no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own
reason and your own common sense."
~ Buddha

"Logic is the art
of making Truth prevail"
~ La Bruyere


"Alike to the nation and the individual,
the most indispensable requisite is character."
~ Theodore Roosevelt

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius ~ and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
~ Albert Einstein

"Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic."
~Arthur C Clarke

"If all our common-sense notions about the Universe
were correct, then Science would have solved the
secrets of the Universe thousands of years ago."
~ Michio Kaku

"To be surprised, to wonder,
is to begin to understand"
~ Jose Ortega y Gasset

"Dance as if no one were watching,
sing as if no one were listening
and live every day as if it were your last."
~ Lou Eakins

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~ Mark Twain

"You can discover more about a person
in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
~ Plato

"And those men who are inventors
and interpreters between Nature and man,
as compared with boasters and declaimers of the works of others,
must be regarded and not otherwise esteemed
than as the object in front of a mirror,
when compared with its image seen in the mirror.
For the first is something in itself, and the other nothingness --
Folks little indebted to Nature,
since it is only by chance that they wear the human form
and without it I might class them with the herd of beasts."
~ Leonardo da Vinci











Fiction
Finalists


It is hard to be bored
without being boring.
~ Northern Exposure

You should never never doubt
what nobody is sure about"
~ Willy Wonka

The economics of the future are somewhat different.
Acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives."
~ Jean Luc Picard

A Starfleet Officer's first commitment is to the truth.
be it scientific, political, or personal truth
~ Jean Luc Picard

Space, time and thought are not
the separate things they appear to be
~ The Traveler

When my species comes to rule this planet,
your name will be on the protected rolls
and you will come to no harm."
~ Beldar Conehead











Classic
Exits


"Do you really believe that,
or are you just afraid not to ?"

"Have you finally, ultimately become
what you were frightened of as a child ?"

"Yes, so obviously, there's something wrong with me.
Maybe you should make fun of me, so I'll get better."

"Well, what do you think I should do instead ?"
"Then what do you think would happen ?"











Famous
Last Words


"What's this button do ?"

"Charge !"

What a noble creature is Man,
except in the eyes of his slaves.

You say you love me.
I've heard that lie before.

She talked to me like she knew me.
Little did she know, however (or let on),
that complete utter total strangers, for decades,
were allowed to talk to me however they wanted to
and that I'd become unaccustomed to the concept of equality;
though I'd taken hints in passing that I was not worthy of such things.

There is no ammount of torture you can inflict upon me
that will prove to you that torture is wrong.














Peanutsby Charles M. Schulz
Non Sequiturby Wiley Miller






Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Well done is better than well said.
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
The learned fool writes nonsense in better language than the unlearned - but it's still nonsense.
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure, the diligent person will obtain, the lazy one never.
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
A place for everything, everything in its place.
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
A stitch in time saves nine
Let thy discontents be thy secrets.
Time is money.
Mine is better than ours.
Honesty is the best policy.
For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
He that's secure is not safe.
Never confuse motion with action.
Beware the hobby that eats.
If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
What has become clear to you since we last met?
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
Life's Tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
Tomorrow every fault is to be amended; but that tomorrow never comes.
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
When in doubt, don't.
Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.
What's a Sun-Dial in the Shade?
It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Necessity never made a good bargain.
If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.
Those that won't be counseled can't be helped.
It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.
All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.