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Ze Frank: Are you human? - Filmed March 2014 at TED2014

Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts. 6 more words



There is a sadness in true love. A sadness I have come to depend on, inspired by separation. The closer we get, the more we realize we are somehow apart, and yet we strive all our lives to overcome this. 129 more words


"All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain"*...


To Epictetus’ dictum in the title of this post, one might add “disdain”…

“That most deformed concept-cripple of all time.”

Friedrich Nietzsche on Immanuel Kant… 477 more words

The Pursuit of Knowledge

Knowledge can be a slave master, constantly pushing us to acquire more and burdening us with the responsibility of remembering a lot of information.

This is what is likely to happen when we ignore our inner wisdom and become overly dependent on the pursuit of knowledge. 123 more words


People Are Not Taught To Be Virtuous

“We have said that the Taoist Absolute was the Relative. In ethics the Taoist railed at the laws and the moral codes of society, for to them right and wrong were but relative terms. 278 more words



A child’s laughter,

Rising like a balloon.

The whispering sea,

Nursing songs of joy.

The dog chasing a bird,

Caught by the current.

People converge, 29 more words


Muddy Mornings

Muddy Mornings.

Despite the comparative enormity of the muddy lake spread out in front of me, I take particular notice of what looks like something between a tadpole and a frog. 423 more words