June 21, 2008
Every time a new thought shapes and takes form in your mind,
you create a question equal to the thought,
but when you are unable to answer the question before a new thought shapes:
You reside in an infinite amount of agony and doubt,
only to build a great wall of everlasting queries around your nous.
June 6, 2008
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school” – Albert Einstein
June 6, 2008
It is a well-known fact that pupils and student tend to forget what they learn in school. The pace in schools is too high, and the schools are aware of it. It’s ridiculous, because when the students have learned yet forgotten what they’ve learned, the education remains. It’s a piece of paper truthfully saying that the pupil have successfully gone through the school system.
April 16, 2008
Alan Watts was a philosopher who died in the early seventies. When I discovered the world of Watts, I was simply amazed of how he could transform complex subjects into short satirical radio shows. I found him through Stumbling (StumbleUpon addon for Firefox), and this website has published animations made by the creators of South Park with Alan Watts talking in the background. My favourite is Life & Music. I tried writing it down, but I suggest that you see it for yourselves.
You can watch the rest of the animated pieces here: Freshminds:Alan Watts’ theater.
Alan Watts has a very fine point in Life & Music, a point that I intend to live by. As he suggests, many has missed everything. Luckily, I’m not. I have high expectations for myself, but I won’t let it overrule my wish to live to the fullest. Instead of dying with a bang – although it cool be a cool ending – I wish to explore, learn, experience and live, because I believe that’s what life is all about.
Many is wandering around asking themselves, what is life about? What is the purpose of humankind? It’s an easy question. I haven’t received any particular orders from any superstitional creature or deity, so I made my own purpose in life. However I don’t slack off. One can always fully enjoy freedom and life if one has worked hard to gain it.
April 16, 2008
The point of this quote is quite simple. It’s common to deal with problems during ones life, and some of these problems may put us in a wrong direction. Addictions that overwhelm one or you ‘hang with you wrong crowd’. But even if you’re on the right track, you have to move even if you’re frightened to go in the wrong direction. Otherwise you will end up doing nothing. And doing nothing automatically puts you off track.
If I remember right, Henry Ford was able to make cars at an extraordinary speed compared to other car companies, so I guess this is his secret. Not much of a secret, but at least he’s right.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality – Albert Einstein
February 22, 2008
I know I’ve posted a lot of quotes of Albert Einstein, but I wanted to add this now, because it relates to reality more than many others. Many pupils have asked their teachers, ‘What can I use this for in reality?’, and just as often this has been asked, it haven’t been answered, which is why Einstein is correct. If a mathematic law is absolutely certain, it won’t refer to reality, but to the world of theoritic mathematics.
February 19, 2008
There’s a logical difference between logic itself and imagination. Logically we cannot travel to Paris or Tokyo in matter of seconds, but imagination can.
February 17, 2008
I wish I was a strict person. Lover of the colour grey. Ordering myself around to clean up my room and do my homework right after school, but I’m not. I favour green, I like to cuddle with the mess and do my homework, when I feel like it. This is also the reason that I haven’t posted for a few days, regardless of the schedule. I want to post when I feel like posting. When I post an entry, I force myself to do so, and the result is not what it could have been if I waited.
I believe that everybody steal from others to create something new. A writer read books, gains inspiration from them, and then writes his own book. A musician don’t just start playing without hearing music on beforehand. One might ask, how did music start then? From nature. The birds sing, the river, sea and trees make noises. Somebody made an instrument, and started banging it in a rhythm. Then it expands exponentially.
The point of this weblog is not to create but compile a book of guidelines with meaning, and I write notes to them explaining why they’re true. This is a book I would want to be found if Earth was destroyed, and humans reborn. Perhaps they can find a purpose in life, to create a world, unlike ours, without chaos.