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I just consolidated my deviantart to be a place for my photography and paintings. At one point I included music, poetry, and films. I want to explore each artistic path separately and wholly within various internet communities that focus on different things. It allows me to not only understand each creative outlet in a new way, but connect with the various audiences in a simpler way.

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The World

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Just as you break out of one cycle you fall into another one. Such is the life lived on this world; a momentous adventure when you're young or perhaps a long winding loop to that same childhood. And when you break free of loops on a roller coaster you may find yourself launched into the wind without guardrails. To fly free means independence. Oppressive are the bosses, the elites, and the ones demanding respect rather than earning it. In new found independence if oppressive would only barter in love and friendship and kindness than it is the justice of the heart that one should rise above the ice cold endurance of survival and find a new path in a new wilderness. Be like a child ready to go on a new adventure. Be like an old man ready to protect the child with gentle wisdom.

The cycle ends, life becomes an adventure, and the world feels big and beautifully scary.
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When walk in upon another crossroad in my life did stir an old argument; What is the nature of good? In my atheist upbringing theological concepts of right and wrong were replaced with concrete definitions. It was only as I got a little older was I introduced to philosophical understandings of right and wrong.

 

Many Greek philosophers struggled with the concept of right and wrong. In my youth I can recall reading mostly from Aristotle. I ponder how monumental a task it was for ancient Greek philosophers, or any philosophers of antiquity, to grapple with the mere concept of “good” versus “bad”. If you were to look to a Bible, Quaran, or other monumental theological text you can be comforted by declarations of “good” versus “bad” as presented in near legal form by an all-powerful monolithic figure. As appose to other theological texts like Tao De Ching and Dhammapada which, although widely regarded as religious in nature, have more in common with Greek philosophy then they do something like Christianity.

 

If my previous paragraph holds true; By this logic is it correct to generalize Atheism -Greek Philosophy - Buddhism and Christianity all as being philosophy? If I were to do that, in my mind, the struggle to understand the nature of good somehow becomes clearer. For it has been the goal of humankind since thought could be recorded to seek clarity on not just the meaning of life but the nature of a valuable life. Is there value in good? Is there value in bad? What are the short term and long-term values?

 

I think of Robert Langdon, from Da Vinci Code, and his comment about faith. He said, “I have not been blessed with faith,” and I often share that sentiment. A respect for all theologies coupled with an endlessly academic mind seeking answers. But there only needs to be one answer when it comes to the nature of good. Across my studies a common theme did emerge. Spock, this time, said it best “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” There is an overwhelming majority belief across all philosophical views shared in helping others, team work, and legacy.

 

I can at long last continue to walk unhindered. Whatever misgivings or fundamental truths were part of my youth I leave behind me. As I look forward, I hold myself accountable for building future understandings, goals, and accomplishments. Only then will life have and truly fulfilling meaning.

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yay

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Testing... :( this is just a bunch of html coding lines that I wrote in this journal for my personal reference.
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official purple website







bucket list
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