Category Archives: Philosophy

Thoughts on my statement: “Intellectualism is a dead end road” – aspects of intellectualism and its dilemma

Some time ago I said something interesting: “Intellectualism is a dead end road” This is a growing feeling in me.  Being brought up with the “intellectual ideal” it has caused great conflict in me.   If its a dead end road … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how thoughts don’t mean as much as they used to as I get older

I wrote this some time ago: I’ve found that, as I get older, thoughts don’t mean as much to me.  Ten or twenty years ago they were a big part of my life.  Now . . . they seem to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the association between belief and pressure

Here’s a thought I had: I seem to feel that belief is pressure-based.  In fact, pressure creates belief.  This would mean that belief is not based on things like: What makes intellectual sense What ones heart says What society, tradition, … Continue reading

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Going beyond “screen sickness” – the “imagery dilemma” – conflicts between the self and “image”

In a previous article I spoke of what I called “screen sickness” (see Some initial thoughts on “screen sickness” – a new form of “mis-adaption” and “mis-growth” – conflicts with the real world).  I would even go further and speak of “imagery … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how education isn’t quite what it seems, with remarks about “inherent knowledge”

Here are some thoughts I had about education: EDUCATION AS SOMETHING “PRE-PACKAGED”  Education tends to revolve around something that is “pre-packaged”.  That it to say, it is something that is already created, determined, and established by someone else.  Other words … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “memory and orientation conflicts”

Recently, I’ve seen some instances of memory loss, Alzheimer’s, or dementia.  People kept saying that they “lost their memory”, “couldn’t remember”, and such, as if it was a natural even.  For some reason or another I had other thoughts.  Something … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “environment of truth” – how knowledge and truth is dependent on conditions

In a previous article I spoke of what I called the “environment of truth” (see my article Thoughts on the ‘assembly-line life’ and the ‘assembly-line scholar’, with remarks about “the environment of truth”).  In that article I stated two sayings of mine: “The … Continue reading

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