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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Random Thoughts

A random thought is a concept I cannot seem to flesh out sufficiently to make a full blog post.

A long drive down an empty road, straight or winding, can put my mind at ease. But traffic ties it into knots.

The best revenge is to smile and forgive.

After I die, I am going to be cremated. There are two reasons for this. First, I think it's a waste of land to be buried. I worry about that. As a young boy, my family would drive into New York and pass by a cemetery that seemed to be larger than the town I lived in. I wondered where we would bury all the rest of us. Second, that way no one can piss on my grave.

I always wonder if the people supporting one party really think their opposites will take their advice about how to run a campaign or improve their image.

My first wife and I used to argue all the time. After a couple of years, I figured out how to cut any argument short. I simply said, "You're right" without any sincerity at all. It drove her nuts.

Newton's Third Law of Motion could easily be applied to human interaction if it weren't for free will and compassion. These divert and diffuse, respectively.

I write because I cannot paint. I add graphics because words fail me.

My desks, like my mind, are messy and cluttered. I'd like to be organized but when I try it, I always feel like I am missing something.

I am smart, according to tests I have taken. The problem with that is that I can recognize what an idiot I can be at times.

We are all suffering from an incurable, fatal, disease. It's called life.

If you could have immortality but it required that you transfer all your consciousness into a computer where you would live in a virtual reality but would be able to communicate with the biological world, would you opt for it? I'm not sure I would. I mean, would it really be me? Or would it be a facsimile of the me at that last moment? How would I know?

8 comments:

yolanda said...

lol.

ive been seeing your comments on michaels blog and finally decided to drop in and have a lok. great blog :-)

peace & love,

yolanda

Douglas said...

Thank you, Yolanda, I appreciate the kind words. I took a look at yours also. Very interesting. I shall be keeping an eye on it.

The Jules said...

Lol - That's just like the conversations that go on in my head when I'm driving on my own.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Not having a car, I ponder in a similar fashion as I walk to work in the morning, 25 minutes. It doesn't work in reverse, I am usually belly heavy, just having eaten.

The recipe for stopping an argument is infallable, works every time.

As for being cremated, this is an issue I have thought about. Being cremated adds to the greenhouse effect, being buried adds to the nutrients of the surrounding soil. Don't the biggest mangoes grow on the tree in the cemetary?

But rather than be burried in a cemetary, I would rather be burried (after donating what organs would be considered salvagable) in a country plot, where maybe I can still be of use and save the use of some resketi fertiliser.

AV
http://netherregionoftheearthii.blogspot.com/
http://tomusarcanum.blogspot.com/

Argentum Vulgaris said...

wow, double typo - buried

oh squalt!

AV
http://netherregionoftheearthii.blogspot.com/
http://tomusarcanum.blogspot.com/

Small Footprints said...

Hm ... living in virtual reality. Might be interesting to work from inside out. :) It does, however, sound a little claustrophobic. And ... what about hackers and viruses and ... the DELETE key. On second thought ... I don't think so!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Small Footprints said...

Hm ... living in virtual reality. Might be interesting to work from inside out. :) It does, however, sound a little claustrophobic. And ... what about hackers and viruses and ... the DELETE key. On second thought ... I don't think so!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Douglas said...

Thank you, Yolanda, I appreciate the kind words. I took a look at yours also. Very interesting. I shall be keeping an eye on it.