The Road to Hell


The road to hell

Is often paved with good intent

Our miscalculations and prejudice

Weighs in on our consent

We say our belief

Is divinely inspired

Whether divinity or dogma

We continue with ways to conspire

To whomever we will give our praise

Our actions are mortally bound

Herein lies our salvation

As the eternal will never make a sound

We have perfecting philosophies for a reason

We are flawed and can only aspire to be divine

Yet our arrogance and our natures

Often distort what we think is benign

DCG

The Method of the Con


The Socratic method is under attack

We are less likely to debate

A flawed group think identity

That only wants to berate

When you emotionalize an argument

You diminish your ability to reason

The sophistry begins

As it is now open season

The Platonic dialogue Georgias

Philosophy is an art

Not the mere rhetoric

That is shown to fall apart

Today’s world is rapidly increasing

With the intellectually impoverished youth

An educational system collapsing

Under our failure to teach what is truth?

Debate should never be stifled

Our liberty to engage the critic must go on

Only the merit of logic

Will illuminate the method of the con

DCG

We Need to be Challenged


We need to be challenged

Fortification through experience and in time

Will forge and shape our behaviors

A living furnace for a tempered mind

We the beings of habit

Must deploy a check and balance to remain free

The charioteer of our ego

Must use reason to introspect and oversee

We are developing creatures

With many flaws and deceptive artifice

We created the arguments for and against ourselves

We were the ones who started all of this

We have so much potential

Yet we waste our effort founded on faulty belief

Never do we benefit from leaning new ways

We are stuck perpetually recycling this antiquated motif

DCG

 

Sedition from Bondage


The key of captivity

Lies in the ability of the mind

Break the cycle of learned helplessness

Your freedom you will find

The fundamentals of illusion

Breed attachment and pain

When trapped in the problem

The solution we search for is in vain

Become the escape artist

Study the trap you are in

Visualize the possibilities

Become the Houdini and begin

The levels and degrees of servitude

We levy or subjugate

We mold our reality

Much of what we create

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Teacher enticing student to see

Constructs in our minds

Can also be just folly

The statement below is false

The statement above is true

A liars paradox

Another Waterloo

The duck or the rabbit?

Wittgenstein would ask

Which will give way?

Which one will last?

The Zen koan, the Greek paradox, and Wittgenstein

All demonstrate a vantage point to see

Problems of human reasoning

All contingent on how we will be

DCG

The Quicksand of the Soul


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The quicksand of the soul

Siddhartha mustered this insight

So many, many years ago

How do I know?

How do I relate?

Do I make this up?

Do I confabulate?

How many paths?

How many ways?

We can seduce ourselves

Clinging to this fantasy gaze

Fear not my compatriots

The wisdom comes from age

Tempered in the forge of reality

Allow the mind to disengage

….

DCG

Words of Wisdom 3


Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what’s wrong with it.

-Unknown-

The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.

-Henri Fredric Amiel-

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

-Goethe-

Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood.

-Carl Jung-

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

-Abraham Maslow-

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.

-C.D. Jackson-

I believe that genius is an infinite capacity for taking life by the scruff on the neck.

-Christopher Quill-

If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.

-Julia Sorel-

You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.

-Bonnie Prudden-

Originality is the art of concealing your source.

-Franklin P. Jones-

In matters of principle, stand like a rock, in matters of taste swim with the current.

-Thomas Jefferson-

Success is a journey, not a destination.

-Ben Sweetland-

To live alone, one must be either an animal or a god.

-Aristotle-

If the doors of perception were cleansed, man would see everything as it is, infinite.

-William Blake-

The moon is but a circumambulating aphrodisiac divinely subsidized to provoke the world into a rising birth rate.

-Christopher Fry-

Study is like the heaven’s glorious sun that will not be deep-searched with saucy looks.

-William Shakespeare-

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

-Sören Kierkegaard-

If while certain forms of self-disclosure can be a risky proposition because the reactions of others are not predictable, then living a double life can also be quite stressful since it prevents a person from achieving congruence between the public and the private self.

-De Monte Flores-Schultz-

I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

-Unknown-

I see the world through the lens thyself, so the world is smeared if thy lens is dirty.

-Unknown-