Epicureans And Academics

God is dead.

Pleasure is good.

Although the domain reaches from the edge of stoicism to the edge of Atheism,

It is unacceptable to proper use of impressions.

Much like God is unacceptable to Atheism.

The academics are much more subtle in there antinaturalism and Atheism.

They both preach neutrality, and acceptance of other.

The logic is sound, but the expression of passion is mute.

Surely, the experience leaves much to be desired in real life.

Autumn 2019

The end of a month is coming near,

The day is clear and air is crisp,

The changes are all in Colour and are littered among dead leaves,

The mornings and evenings are fighting with winter,

Animals are still fighting with food for hibernation.

Another passing season readable within all the fine print.

Happy Halloween!

The Good Life

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discourses_of_Epictetus

A teacher and student may master knowledge, but life is a different matter.

Some teachers learn to be good under extreme circumstances and pass on excellent habits to their students.

A Concern As A Global Citizen…

7.7 billion people breath each day.

They need food, shelter and a good community.

I am attracted to others by their warm heartedness.

As I am sure, they are attracted to me.

To be honest, I am usually only concerned about a small fraction of the world population.

As a Canadian, I would say about 33 million people or about .5%.

As a single person…

I have friends and relatives, co-workers and neighbors.

I feel that no one needs to be harmed by anyone else.

My main concern is about our ability to show concern for each other and ourselves.

It is a small world, we all try to ‘get along’ but skirmishes are breaking out throughout the world.

I’d like to see a little more cooperation, collaboration and concern for my fellow human beings.

I am a global citizen and all that entails:  live the good life, be compassionate and do no harm.

 

Living The Good Life

I reflect upon good and bad and properly use these impressions,

Command my will,

Some say, I have consciousness.

Understand and know, I am conscious.

Shame not consciousness or do it harm,

Here is my strength: I can get what I want and avoid what I don’t want, use the proper impulse, a careful purpose, use a studied assent.

This is my job: to practice living ‘the good life’.

Do No Harm

You can read and put it into practice and journal about it.

You can talk to others about it.

But we really need to learn how to live.

To live is to learn, love, laugh and begin to build a life and a legacy.

With each life built this way, others need not reinvent the way.

But life has up and down and most of us get broken and need time to mend.

It is a challenge to live and do no harm.

We cause much damage to ourselves and others.

When we loose sight of our harm, we do more harm.

It is a big concern for all who strive to live a good life.

International Day of Peace

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political.
— Read on www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/international-peace-day

The more important question is about day two.

There is a need for continuing the work to a final conclusion:365 a year.

With this actuality, progress can continue to be strived for with concrete outcomes and a direction to improve on the day to day peace, ad infinitum…

Individuals need to be engaged, repeatedly to attempt a dialogue and affirmative action for ongoing continual peace.

John Lennon said it best, “Give peace a chance.”

Day by day, an actual scale to approach for everyone, in a spirit of collaboration and cooperation.