Category Archives: Philosophy

Thoughts on the “beat phenomena” – the dilemma caused by placing the burden of society and the world on the common man

Recently, I said something interesting: I spoke of something which I called the Beat Phenomena.  I borrowed the term “beat” from the Beat Generation.  The term “beat” was popularized by Jack Kerouac in 1948.  One of the connotations of this … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my failure of “being my own authority” through thinking – “deconstructing thought”, beingness, and culture

Recently, I have been mentioning that “I have to be my own authority”.  This is reflective of the fact that I live in a society where there is no authority.  There’s no leader, no religion, no way of life, no … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement: “That’s last century thinking” – the need for new thinking and the problem of its creation

A common statement for me, nowadays, is: “That’s last century thinking” What that means is that the U.S. is “stuck” in the mentality and thinking of the last century.  It can’t seem to get out of it. Other common statements, … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on “systemized knowledge”, with remarks about the “dilemma of the word” and becoming wordless

Here’s a thought I had: As I reflect on much of my life, especially since about 1990, its clear that much of it has been a rebellion against what I call “systemized knowledge”.  QUALITIES “Systemized knowledge” consists of these qualities: … Continue reading

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Some speculations on music, harmony, speech, and communication

Here are some thoughts I had: Some thoughts on music Orchestration has always fascinated me.  I have always loved to hear symphonic music and listen to the interplay of instruments and how they manipulate them to achieve certain effects.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘tip over” – humor, the weird, insight, and “doing”

I wrote most of this many years ago.  I think its interesting enough to record: Recently, I have been speaking of something which I called the “tip over”.  Originally, I used in the context of humor but I began to realize … Continue reading

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Thoughts on writing 900 articles . . . reflections on the 10th anniversary of this blog

This is my 900th article in this blog. Its also the 10th anniversary of this blog.  As a result of this, I have reflected a lot on blog writing.  I have thought a lot on what I should write on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some aspects of opinion – the enigma of opinion and the problem of words, with remarks about the “stance toward words” and beingness

Here are some more thoughts on opinion that I had which build upon things I’ve previously said: Recently, I have been emphasizing that opinion is really any mental fabrication.  In this way, “opinion” and “mental fabrication” are really the same … Continue reading

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Thoughts on knowledge, opinions, and interpretations – the “systemizing of opinion”, the “learning derby”, personal relevance, opinion as in-the-real-world phenomena, etc.

Here are some thoughts I had: AN ILLUSION OF TRUTH – THE “SYSTEMIZATION OF OPINION” It seems, to me, that most of what is called “knowledge” is nothing but opinion.  That means that all the studies and research are just … Continue reading

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Thoughts on on my reaction to social hysteria, with remarks about the self and other things

Recently, I had some thoughts which led on to some interesting things: The effects of social hysteria is something that “crept” upon me unaware.  I never really thought that much about it and never viewed myself as displaying it.  But … Continue reading

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