Missing the point? + A Deep Dive into: Time [pt.2] – Schopenhauer’s idea that the past, future NOR the present can be enjoyed assumes that the past, present and future are actually things.

Time is that by virtue of which everything becomes nothingness in our hands and loses all real value. Just because my dog Chunky gets excited when I come home doesn’t mean that he remembers me. Our view of nature is skewed in a way that if it must act in …

Missing the point #6 & [Am I full of shit? #2]: Why am I getting a tattoo of Snufkin today?* (Especially since he’s maybe the last person who’d see the point in getting one) *Actually,2 of him and 2 of what he says.

What’s the point of tattoos? I don’t know and it might be different for every person, but today I’m getting this done on one arm: And this on the other: With this text somewhere too: It’s so exciting… Things which you have no control over… You can see a great …

Missing the point #5: Our understanding of death – what are we on about? We’ve got no idea. (+ Neil Strauss on statues and commerative days)

Humans understand a bunch of shit. We can split the atom, build the Large Hadron Collider and launch and then land a rocket back on Earth. But there’s one thing we have no clue about, one thing that’s physically impossible to experience and share knowledge about (and therefore impossible to know what the …

Missing the point: Statues pt.2: More stupid statues – Why does this one of Henry David Thoreau exist? (And actually… hang on, wait. Look at it. He’s actually asking the same question.)

(The following is from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, and the part is almost in its entirety because a) it kicks ass and b) could be my favourite passage in the book): Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a …