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.

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.

Triumph And Disaster (‘those two imposters’)

I quit looking for perfection.

Competing for success sucks when it costs you good people.

No amount of material gain makes up for pain and suffering or harm to myself or others.

I like keeping my small failures and small successes.

I’m not looking for a ditch to lay down in or some golden ring that makes me a winner.

To build a relationship with myself and others, is all about learning from success and failure, to correct my mistakes and make a life while adjusting to changes.

I believe in keeping my stuff small and manageable and building on a good foundation in all my affairs.

Kipling said it best “If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same.”

Liking is a lot better than wanting….

When I am scared of dying, all I want to do is live.

Liking life seems like a part of love you can’t do without, but it is a struggle.

Sometimes wanting seems downright addictive: with cravings and withdrawals.

I tend to need a little adversity in my life to really work out the part I like.

That’s why I believe in change.

Change is risky, I need to face my fear and go for it.

Wouldn’t life be wonderful, a dash of change and some struggle with the wants, discover a little like and move onto live and loving….

There seems to be more life floating around than anyone knows what to do with!

Looking Out For Number One

It may appear a little surreal…

To do no harm, one need look no farther than them self.

It is a point of view that may be hard to read in certain circumstances.

Therefore, put yourself first, do no harm to yourself.

For example, maintain your health with the basic routine of looking after your sleep, exercise, work, nutrition, education…

In this sense, you are better able to respond when change and challenges arise in your life.

In this sense, you are doing less harm to others.

Global celebrations to mark Dalai Lama’s 85th birthday

Despite the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, President of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), headquartered in this northern Indian hill station, on Friday said there will be no shortage of celebrations for the birthday of Tibet’s most esteemed leader.
— Read on economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/global-celebrations-to-mark-dalai-lamas-85th-birthday/articleshow/76639176.cms

A year of gratitude sounds like a good idea for starting a journal…

There are bound to be observation with such a focus, also the Dalai Lama may appear in the world from time to time, and in his honour and in the spirit of celebration, an entry about or around his activity may be done.

Insights from the Dalai Lama are great prompts for an entry.

Our own day to day struggles may need a place to be written time to time.

And the above link will give all those fans and followers more news of the Dalai Lama and his 85 birthday celebration!

There Is A Hole In My Soul (and all of humanity)

Another day….

My rules are simple:  practice the proper use of impressions:

Don’t act on desire,

Attempt to act on aversion,

And do no harm.

Beauty is truth, truth beauty, and that is all.

Do my best, each moment, each day….

It is a struggle to balance life when practicing these principles in all my affairs.

There is so much I have no control over.

At the core of my belief system is a big issue for me (and all of humanity).

I have a hole in my soul.

But I must not act on its impulsive nature.

I must let (the impulse) go.