Category Archives: Life in general

Thoughts on the ‘progression of expression’ – aspects of creativity

In a recent conversation I said some interesting things: I spoke of what I called the ‘progression of expression’.  I first used this point of view as I watched how artists worked when I was younger.  Both me, my brother, and a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how ‘connectivity’ is more important than understanding, knowledge, and truth

Here’s a thought I had: In the West we are taught that understanding and knowledge are what’s important.  Its what you know, what you understand, etc.  Its as if that’s all that matters.  That is to say, everything is viewed in the context … Continue reading

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Thoughts on blog writing after 800 articles . . . questioning the value and meaning of ideas

This is my 800th article in this blog (and there over 600 drafts yet to be finished at the time I’m writing this).  Its also my 7th anniversary of writing blogs on this site.  Since I have written so much it has … Continue reading

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Thoughts on aging: “the great truth of life”, everydayness, a dream interpretation, and discovering the “old self”

Here are some thoughts I had: REFLECTING ON MY LIFE As I turned 50 years old I thought a lot on my life.  I seem to do this ever time I go into a new decade.  I did this when … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the control of money and the problem of “pressure” in life with remarks about “personhood”

Here’s a thought I had: Recently, I saw some teenagers and a thought came to me of some advice I would like to of given them.  The more I thought about it the more interesting it got.  I started off by … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how to watch the news media with remarks about problems associated with news media

Recently, I have thought a lot on the news media and how one should watch it.  This has been prompted especially by the nonsense, panic, and hysteria that surrounds President Trump recently (see my article “Thoughts on a media-induced mass … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “historical body” – sensing the “past self”

In a recent conversation I said something interesting.  I was talking to someone who made this statement, “I don’t reflect much on my past . . .” and it made me think of this: For me, I feel its important to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on villainizing

Here’s a thought I had: I have often been fascinated, and disgusted, by villainizing.  Its a weird mentality that seems particularly prevalent in the U.S. (though I’m sure its all over the world, in varying degree’s and forms).  Interestingly, we are seeing … Continue reading

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Thoughts on boredom and depression – the importance of the self’s need for projection

Some time ago I found myself bored.  This made me think about it and what it was.  It also got me talking about some other things, such as depression.  Here are some of my thoughts: PROJECTION OF THE SELF Normally, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘life irritation’ – aspects on the burden of living

Recently, I found myself irritated.  There was “something” that was irritating me.  I asked myself, “what irritates me?” and got an interesting reply.  I said: “Life irritates me”  In other words, the fact of being alive has an irritating quality.  There … Continue reading

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