Dialogue: Diogenes Vs. Alexander

In this dialogue, two outspoken men philosophy about life, death and agency.

Diogenes: cynical times, nothing is certain, living through vice and corruption.

Alexander: I’d like to meet this famous cynic.

D: I love sunning myself outside this local gymnasium.

A: I am Alexander the Great.

D: I am Diogenes the Cynic

A: Your wish is my command.

D: then, get out of my light.

A: If Freedom had smiled on me, I would endure your failure to be homeless.

D: no one chooses to be without.

A: You did.

D: Or so it seems. What comes from your great sucesss?

A: Very small failures. But we are both pretending to be more than meets the eye.

D: I mock the gods or agency that forced my hand.

A: Hmm, I will meet my death like a dream.

D: then we are both imposters.

A: so it seems.

Read

www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-there-is-a-reading-crisis-in-canada-the-pandemic-will-make-it-worse/

I was held back a year to overcome my learning disability.

It was called a hormone imbalance at the time or a growing problem that some kids face.

My reading class required me to learn by taking the phonics programme.

I also enrolled in a summer reading program.

As an adult I read more than most, but I tend to spend too much time on devices and with distractions like TV or other time wasters.

Please, read this article and support the effort to help kids learn to read.

I now realize the help and support I received was uncommon.

Let’s help every kid learn to read.

Living, Dying and Consciousness

Do no harm, let go of the desire to communicate, teach, learn and share.

Why, perhaps more description will illustrate the point.

The Romans were considered great doers.

The stoic became the doer in terms of their philosophy.

This art was based on other philosophical ideas, such as ‘do unto others as you would have done unto you’.

Epictetus seemed to teach himself through a practice which he passed onto others orally and by examples practiced by himself and others.

Today we have schools that create environments for creative learning and teaching in much the same way.

Many good ways to live and die are expressed in books rather than word of mouth.

But who is willing to practice these ways to improve living, dying and consciousness?

Look at the great ideas found in philosophy, religion and older civilizations.

There are so many devices that distract people from learning good ways to be.

The message is clear to anyone willing to learn the idea.

Deep Belief

Have you done your meta analysis?

Are you the CEO of your beliefs?

Or have you given your life, will and self respect to an other?

Many people believe in their country, community or family.

Is there situations like ‘life and death’ where you will unconsciously take back control?

Another words, is there more information you need to learn about yourself and others?

Trust, or learn to be more trusting of yourself and others, by getting to deeply know yourself.

Go To School For 30 Days

To learn from small failures or successes make my day.

Today that means chores, relationships, preparation, reading, writing, blogging, research and pictures.

I am going to make (and consume) some good decafe.

I am going to spend some time with my family.

I am going to prepare for work.

And play with what I fondly like to call my hobbies.

To take on all of this like a good habit for 30 days, to be grateful and blog about it each day, that is the challenge.

The Best Reason to Go to College

The Best Reason to Go to College
— Read on www.google.ca/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/09/06/opinion/college-students-learning.amp.html

I know nothing.

Why go to school?

It’s dangerous, you may expand your mind.

As someone who keeps coming to school, I run into people who teach me to listen.

Women help me understand or get to know another point of view.

As a left handed person living I a right handed world, I don’t want to be left out.

Iliketoresearch,read,write,review,reassess, and learn new things.

School is for all of us.

Getting It Together…

Looking after myself is becoming a daily or hourly chore.

When I can,I am being there for family and friends

More than ever, I need to connect with myself, friends, family and coworkers.

I am learning to connect more with community and others.

This kind of stress with Covid-19 and the fentanyl crisis is helping me find ways to deal with long term problems.

It’s still about living the good life during bad times.

I need all my resources focused on working out new problems and maintaining a growing need for work life balance.

I am having to take on additional work and family responsibilities without creating excessive stress.

The unknown does make it all too much sometimes.

I keep doing what works.

The rest and recreation from this long weekend is going to be stretched for my reservoir of strength and hope.

Best wishes to all doing the same.

Talking Peace With The Most Violent Offender In The Epidemic Fentanyl

Do you see the homeless running from the emotional and mental violence.

We see the metal fencing in our community, streets, parks and city hall.

We see our police taking you down in our downtown.

The drug use is fentanyl, are you able to talk about why you take this suicidal prescription?

I believe people become suicidal due to conditions out of their control.

I think our resources are being well spent on these violent mostly young males.

The cost of this dialogue to me is to be less violent and more helpful to mostly young men who seem violent, suicidal and threat to my lifestyle.

I am watching it behind the COVID-19 Pandemic which blinds my line of sight.

Perhaps, I need to practice more peace keeping with those suffering from this terrible scourge we all deal with each day.

There are many resources being well spent on Covid-19.

My wish is that society will help these violent young suicidal males on Fentanyl.

My wish for myself is to become a better person despite these problems we all face.

My best wishes go out to all those who are touched by these problems in society today.

Oil Spill Response

www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-oil-spill-response-spreads-from-mauritius-to-its-diaspora-in-canada/

In Canada, there is a healthy sense of activism over many areas of concern. Here is one that is finding answers.

To name the people is part of the news, but to name the experience is how to live like an activist.

Good people make the planet a better way to live in the universe.

Oil spills may be a mistake but people can go a long way towards correcting an oil spill or any other kind of mistake.

Good story, have a read!