Hi there, and welcome to what is destined to become your new favourite blog. Unless, of course, you're not very cool. In which case, you probably won't like it very much.
My name is Lance.
I'm a Philosophy major using a philosopher's toolbox to investigate philosophy(*GASP*), politics, literature, nutrition & fitness, education, history, science, religion, technology, the general human condition, and more.
Activities that I enjoy include making bad jokes, playing chess, go, & other strategy games, solving puzzles, cooking, eating food drenched in hot sauce, exercising, reading, socializing, taking long walks, and generally striving towards self-improvement and living a fulfilling, virtuous, happy life.
I'd rather not establish a group-think echo-chamber, so I've purposefully left my various personal identities and "isms" out of my description:
Followers genuinely interested in what you have to say based on its merit are preferable to followers who follow because they agree with you ideologically or personally identify with your orientation, gender, race, etc.
A thoughtful counter-argument is always more appealing to me than unthinking agreement.
setting “daddy doms” on fire and watching them scream as they burn to death is my kink don’t kink shame ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿
rule of thumb is that if you see an unsourced quote attributed to Plato theres still a good chance it came from something he wrote its just that it was probably said by a character in a dialogue who was advancing a position thats the exact opposite of Plato’s
Plato (via taylorswifthecreator)
Everything in moderation; especially moderation!
Even today children must be broken of their resistance to time. This was one of the primary reasons for the imposition of this country’s mandatory school system on a largely unwilling public. School teaches you to be at a certain place at a certain time, and prepares you for life in a factory. It calibrates you to the system. Raoul Vaneigem has a wonderful quote about this: ‘The child’s days escape adult time; their time is swollen by subjectivity, passion, dreams haunted by reality. Outside, the educators look on, waiting, watch in hand, till the child joins and fits the cycle of the hours.’
Time is not only important sociologically and ecologically, but personally. If I can share another quote, it would be Wittgenstein’s: ‘Only a man who lives not in time but in the present is happy.’
John Zerzan (via marlkarx)