‘Better a priest, than a beast.’ – The Philosophy of The Mighty Boosh’s Bongo Brothers, specifically Rudi Vandisarzio (If balance and moderation is essential to everything, then is indifference to everything also the key to a good life)?

Once upon a time, The Bongo Brothers went wandering the desert, in desperate search for the new sound. Well, it was once upon a time in an episode of The Mighty Boosh. And this is how it all went down. And while Spida Dijon is a brash, young and wild ‘typical’ …

‘Relationships’? What is ‘relationships’? – Is a relationship just a constant battle between your desire for freedom and fear of insecurity?

In the Onion Encyclopaedia, or The Book of Known Knowledge, a relationship is defined as: Social bond lasting anywhere from 2 weeks to 70 years, the entirety of which is spent vacillating between thinking one is doing the right thing and thinking that one is making a horrible mistake. Whether …

A Deep Dive into: AI [pt.10] – On the philosophy of: Terminator Genisys (If the Terminators are super intelligent, why don’t they just poison the water supply with a undetectable neurotoxin instead of fighting us on our level, with dumbass guns and bullets? If I want to kill a bug I don’t put all my effort into shrinking myself to its level so I can fight like an ant, making it a ‘fair’ fight.)

If there’s an ant in my kitchen, wandering across the benchtop, I squish it. I don’t fight with it and try to kill it in a way that other ants would. I don’t try to latch on to its antennae and pull until I separate them from their body. Nor …

The Philosophy of: Philosophy – It’s not about studying it; it’s about living it.

Learning how to live life matters shit if you don’t actually live it. You can read all the books you want, all the great wisdom from all history’s clearest thinkers, but if you don’t actually live life, enjoy your existence (which is a privilege) and do philosophy (as in putting into practice …

A Deep Dive into: Happiness [pt.1] – Is it a real goal, a real thing, a linguistic label or nothing at all? (inspired by one of the students I teach)

I asked my class today ‘What are Humanity’s greatest accomplishments/achievements?’ And one of the answers that came back back was: Happiness. Whether we have achieved/accomplished this as a species (or any of us…. All of us?) is less important, but it brings up an idea: Is ‘Happiness’ just something that Humans …

Is it possible to want what you have? And… is it possible to even not feel desire at all? For the feeling of want to become a feeling impossible to feel or understand?

‘Being poor is not having too little, it is wanting more.’ – Seneca the Younger Humans may not be around today if we hadn’t been so ambitious to want more. To want to survive the black plague, to expand to different countries, to not want to get eaten by bears. …