Though a life of impulse –let’s call it an unconscious one– can be simple (at least thought-wise) it is not one that leads to understanding why a simple life is a good life.

Experience is itself a species of knowledge that involves understanding – Immanuel Kant Though doing everything without conscious thought may be a simple life (and maybe even a Good life), does it lead to understanding why a simple is good?* Anyway, I think it does, for it’s constant consciousness that …

Is it possible that your consciousness is what actually makes your life WORSE? Maybe we ask too many questions and analyse too much? Anyway that’s why the name of the site is changing for today.

Do other mammals, reptiles, blades of couch grass exhibit consciousness? And do they even have any? Or are all their decisions (?) and actions unconsciously performed? All for the good of their own species, own family, own 1×1 metre square of fellow couch grass blades? Sure, an examined life does help …

Everything you do, do it for a reason – The Philosophy of: Miyamoto Musashi [pt.1]

Do Nothing, which is of no use. – Miyamoto Musashi Scrolling through your Instagram news feed for 35 minutes ‘just because, you know’, or just opening Snapchat for a couple minutes because ‘you know, why not’ or saying I’m bored and scrolling through your Instagram feed for 28 more minutes is a waste of …

The philosophy of Snufkin pt.3 [Snufkin and Socrates on knowing yourself]

In a lot of ways, Snufkin is my hero. Because of this, this and also this. And there’s similarities between Snufkin and another raggedy-clothed fellow who roamed around doing his own thing, without worrying about the distractions, opinions or desires of the outside world –Socrates. Socrates said that the knowing your …

Actually actually

If you searched this site for any word, I would’ve thought that you’d get the most hits for ‘Seneca‘ or ‘Bill & Ted‘ or ‘Snufkin‘, but if you search the word ‘actually’ you get 85. That word is one of my favourites. Why? Because most of what we think on the …