Some thoughts

I thought I’d insert this segment because it gives me the opportunity to record some things that occur to me as I’m reading a book, watching TV, lying in bed thinking, or which simply pop into my head as I’m walking down a street. Some are even chance remarks made to me by people I know. They are the kind of things that, unless captured and set down somewhere within a certain time period, tend to dissolve – like summer snow or a dream after awakening – and become lost forever. Anyway, here they are, in no particular order, so make of them what you will:

That’s all philosophy is, really, isn’t it? An individual’s actual awareness of the human condition.

My mate John G's definition of Philosophy

Have fun and respect other people.

My mate Dave K's uncle's Philosophy on life in general

A lot of philosophies and religions accentuate the importance of mankind realising the divine potential within itself. We are ‘gods-in-potentia’ ,they say, ‘gods-waiting-to-happen’. We get there, apparently, only through a massive amount of work on ourselves and dedication to the betterment of our inner beings. But where does genetic science come into this? Is mankind’s unravelling of the genome, the dedication and energy poured into working out how this universe was put together, not the same thing? Is discovering the ‘as above so below-ness’ of quantum mechanics not the same thing but from a different angle? We stand at a time where we can begin to guess at the building blocks of existence. Is that not approaching godhood? For myself, I don’t really know, but it’s definitely worth giving some more thought to.

After watching a TV item.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye.

From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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