Philosophy 101

Aristotle is one of the original western thinkers who bring knowledge and wisdom to our culture and way of living in the west.

There is an ongoing argument about the need for virtue and introverted people in our progressively ‘appearance orientated’ society.

People who are quiet and unassuming are labelled as shy and ashamed and lacking in one way or another.

We all need help and support when shame and shyness become over whelming.  But this should not preclude people from being thinkers and calm and contemplative in their nature.

There are looming political issues or a need to be politically correct due to the highly diverse and sensitivity in our society.

In the arena of politically correct the introverted individuals make the extraverts look bad.

But our differences compliment each other and need to be embraced with the same political correctness.

The issues may stem from newer knowledge, science, education, justice and economy.

These frontiers of newer knowledge need new philosophers who think and contemplate the issues.

Like the philosophers of old:  Socrates, Epictetus, Plato and Aristotle,

This is a good time to contemplate and practice philosophy in your day to day affairs.

We are all able to participate in society,

Regardless of our roles, sex, ethnicity, orientation, age, religion, point of view, intellectual interest, knowledge, or ways of being,

Let’s try to work together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration.

To stay aware of Ebola Virus and people working for change

The people on the front lines deal with circumstances outside my experience and help me accept the differences.

The ever changing lives of people help me stay informed and connect with the Ebola effected community.

News is important and helps to put a face on problems out of my day to day routine.

I want to stay open minded and learn about Ebola.

Not A Solo Artist, playboy or a loner…

As a man, I see a woman.

As a solo artist, I see people.

As a playboy, I get to meet women.

As a loner, I get to miss women.

People need each other, and I am good people.

People are basically good.

But I need direction like everyone else.

Looking for her is part of my daily duty.

Finding her requires that I am willing and able.

I prefer to accept the help of friends and relatives.

But my heart will always stay ready to risk it all on a lady who is ‘willing and able’.

Traveler

To see the stars you need clarity.

Check out Hawaii at 14000 feet with 13 telescopes,

Or go down midway to do naked eye stargazing,

Check out an app for locating some place without light pollution,

Take pictures and learn about the objects in the sky,

Bring your favorite goodies to enjoy the evening out:

coffee and chocolate to stay awake and clothing to stay warm.

If you go all the way to the Hawaiian Islands for a visit,

Plan out some other interesting activities to see and do as much as you can and get yourself engaged to a place that is beyond just a vacation destination.

My Followership

Finding the right community is all about best practices.

The editor is the god to producing an appropriate audience.

To use finding tools like best practices and being a good editor is an organic thing.

It doesn’t hurt to use good communication like followers appreciation.

My followers start and end when you say so,

I like you when I can, I am asking you to return the compliment.

Thanks for all the support.

Michael’ Secrets

Perhaps ‘private practice ‘ is a better term.

I usually make a first and second draft.

Why fly without a net, I can see why I might keep money secrets, writing secrets, blog secrets.

Being anonymous has similar benefits,

Preparation is better than sloppy craft or a poor choice.

‘Do no harm’ is my motto, better ‘Michael’ is my goal.