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The superior man needs an income

The subtitle of this blog indicates the ambivalence of the virtue traditions towards utility. Whether Chinese or Western, philosophy has never sold itself as the means to everyday ends such as wealth, power, prestige, or any of the untold lusts and desires that drive human behaviour. 617 more words

The Melancholic Emperor

My friend Tom recommended the following videos in his comment on a recent post:

This is one of the best lectures I have seen, on one of the most intriguing characters in Western philosophy. 118 more words


Don’t romanticise my ‘indie look’,

when we both know I’m broke as fuck.

I scuffed my heart on your sharp tongue,

we always want our first to be the only one.


Permen Karet

Karena alasan pekerjaan, si Permen Karet harus berada di luar kota selama empat hari, dihitung mulai hari Senin. Seharusnya hari ini sudah pulang ya, tapi gue sendiri juga engga tau, males nanya juga. 78 more words



The world gets better everyday-then worse again in the EVENING”…..

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If you won the lottery tomorrow...

An exercise that is meant to sharpen the mind and clarify ones’ motives:

What would you do if money was not an issue?

Taking money out of the equation is supposed to help us discover what we would really like to do with our lives. 

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Why Reading Matters To Me

I started reading in year three. This was when we were old enough to discover girls in an all boy’s school. John had somehow twisted his testicles in a knot and needed to go to hospital to untwist them. 1,162 more words