When you’re brushing your teeth, do you imagine your teeth are cars in a car wash?
Because I do.
I imagine people sat in the cars rolling their eyes when they think the car wash is over… But wait! Nope, it’s not finished. It compels me to do a very thorough clean because the thought of them rolling their eyes as more froth comes upon them amuses me.
And then I imagine them breathing a sigh of relief and thinking, “It’s finally over!” and ready to put their engines back on. But they see the lights that tell them when they can leave still haven’t changed from red. So they stare at the light, “Come on!” Their knuckles going white with impatience. But then they get another assault with mouthwash now, a gargle and then the rinse after.
In the end, they have really pristine cars. But the drivers are initially too pissed off at the amount of time it takes as they know they pressed the button that said, “QUICK WASH,” which is cheaper than the deluxe wash. And they drive away wondering what the luxurious wash must consist of if the one they’ve just been through was the quick one!
And isn’t it this train of thought that is the problem?
There is an element of truth to it, for sure. But I see all these people competing who suffered the most, and I wonder if this idea of being heroic and suffering to create character is part of the problem? Not that I have a solution, just that it’s a problem I’ve recognised in the human condition. I get the sense some humans feel they haven’t suffered enough, though it seems counterintuitive to want more suffering it seems like people are jealous of people who have gained ‘character’ from suffering.
If I can be oppressed (or claim to be oppressed), then I have something to fight (or something to claim to be fighting).
The paradox in all this? There is suffering in the conquest for more ‘worthy’ suffering…..
Hello, I was just wondering if it’s possible to change from printed subscription to digital subscriptions only? Also are your magazines recyclable? I ask because I wish to recycle old issues as I’m conscious of space. Though they might make some money on a 4D antique show when I’m long, long dead after a long lost celebrity ‘cousin’ happens to end up on ‘who do you think you are?’ and looks into my sad little life and finds my magazines, I don’t really care for making fortunes or for hoarding for the time being either. I duly hope that they are recyclable (This is a lie my hope for it being recycliable is not to appropiate levels at all, it’s bordering insane. Insane needs to sort it’s borders out so that us sane folk can’t get in) after all, your publication is about the natural world, and I like to think you care enough to make those glossy pages of birds with their bright breasts as environmentally friendly as possible.
Yours faithfully (Thats a lie, I don’t do faith. I’m an extremely paranoid person. Please don’t blacklist me)
I hope you’re all okay.
QFF (Question for followers), why did you click the follow button?
Is there such a thing as righteous anger?
Feelings. I hate these pesky things. Honestly, I really fucking do. What use are they?
Some religious humans can be heard saying things that question whether a person can have morality without believing in God and lessons in the Bible. But doesn’t that say more about their moral values, if they need a book and the threat of hell to give them their moral values, rather than just having them on account of being a good person?
when people learn about confirmation bias, they claim they see it everywhere. How do they know they’re not confirming their bias about confirmation bias being everywhere?
Gorilla wonders when humans will realise that god is just nature, unexplained?
If God exists because the world needed a creator, because nothing can come from nothing, then who or what created God?
And if God just ‘always was’ then doesn’t that contradict the above argument?
And if God was created by something then who created that something?
What if we can’t conceive of nothing, because there is no nothing? Or is there nothing and we’re not even something?
or is God nothing?
Can nature become unnatural? Is perhaps a question we should always ask ourselves before delcaring something unnatural. If I say something is unnatural, what am I suggesting it is? ‘not natural’ is just a repeat of ‘unnatural’ worded differently, so it can’t be the answer. What exactly is it, if it’s undone from nature? How does it still exist? How did it ever exist? To become unnatural, implies you can undo nature. How does one undo nature? And if you do perhaps, undo something, haven’t you just naturally created a new pathway, new neuron connections?
To say something is unnatural then, one must assume nature is immutable. And we know that isn’t true, we have seasons right before our eyes that shows nature changes.