Category: Philosophy

To Be or To Do 0

To Be or To Do

The value of an individual is measured by existence not performance. There are things that I want to do because they increase my ability to enjoy existing. There are things that I do in order to continue existing. But if I begin to base the value of my existence on what I accomplish toward these ends, their accomplishment becomes meaningless and my value becomes an illusive hope that someday I will possess the validation of my existence. -Charles M. Heyworth

Reason and Doubt 0

Reason and Doubt

It is better to doubt what cannot be confirmed through evidence than to confirm what has never been doubted. -Inspired by Reason from “The Pilgrim’s Regress”

Desire, Posession, and Happiness 0

Desire, Posession, and Happiness

Why do we desire that which we do not possess and seldom possess what we desire? Why do we seldom desire what we possess and possess what we seldom desire? If we were to discover that we desire all that we possess, we might be supremely happy. But for some reason, the desire is almost always directed toward that which is immediately unobtainable. Ironically, if the desire becomes a possession, the desire fades and the possession loses its value. What if we were to have desire only for that which we possessed? What if we never desired that which we...