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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.

Monday, July 20, 2009

"I am"... A debate

"I am," I said.

"Really?", the voice replied.

Yes, really.

How do you know?

I think.

You think you know?

No. I think, therefore I am.

Been said before, doesn't mean much.

What does "I am" actually mean?

That I exist.

But what is "I"?

Me, of course.

And what is "me"?

You know, a human being.

No, I don't know.

What are you?

I don't know.

Where are you?

I don't know. Wherever you are, I suppose.

Then why are you questioning me?

Because I can.

That seems a flimsy excuse.

Maybe but you are trying to answer, aren't you?

Good point.

How do you know you are human?

Because I was told that.

Who told you?

Other humans.

Can they be trusted?

Most of them.

But some can't?

That's right.

How do you know which ones can be trusted?

You just know.

You mean, like you "just know" you exist?

No. It's complicated.

You are evading the question.

No, I am not.

But you said "I am." Now you are not?

No, no. I am not evading the question.

Well, you aren't answering it.

Good point.


Well what?

How do you know which ones are telling the truth?

You get a feel for such things.

Ever been fooled?


Then your "feel" isn't all that good, is it?

I said it was complicated.

Yes, you did. Why should I trust you?

I haven't lied to you.

How would I know?

You're in my head, how would you not?

Good point.