Sailing the Aegean

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Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:30 pm

To live well is to live unencumbered by the needless.
To live with fewer needs is to live lightly.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:30 pm

Opposites unite in the same place where they are born and cast in the role of antagonists: in the human mind.
Between them the world ebbs and flows in multiplicity of ceaseless interactions.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:31 pm

Respect is rooted in anxiety.
One respects the one that can potentially deny him something he values.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:32 pm

A man does not cast off blind as to where he is going, nor does he accept a direction offered to him by strangers seducing him with easy pleasures.
A man finds in his past the binding ideals of his ancestors, cleans and polishes them from whatever dirt may have covered them in time, until they shine as bright as when they were first born, and then he flings them forward as beacons to light his way.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:32 pm

Empathy does not automatically result in sympathy.
It is often that part of ourselves that we see in the other which is the part we despise the most in ourselves, because it is that part which we have overcome, become masters of, or are in the process of doing so.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:33 pm

All is in Flux; all is changing.
Therefore, all demands a constant reaffirmation.
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Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:33 pm

Many confuse the world of man with the world at large, owing to the fact that they are so engulfed in institutionalized fantasy, so immersed in sheltering solipsism and nullifying narcissism that they have lost all contact with the real, and can no longer relate to the world outside of this manmade caricature of it.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:34 pm

Blood is made into water by those who cannot stand the sight of their own.
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Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:34 pm

Consciousness is a looking back.
The level of consciousness, its sophistication, is a measure of how far one can look back to find useful patterns so as to apply them in the immediate, or to project them towards the distant.
Ergo the depth or shallowness of a conscious mind is determined by how far back it can delve to sample experience/knowledge – it is the product of clear, brave, honest, detailed, memory.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:35 pm

A female is never emancipated from masculinity; she simply changes alliances and finds a new male to give herself to.
When such an inspirational male is not available to her, in her immediate surroundings, she settles for an imagined, invisible, abstraction of a man, and is no less satisfied.
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Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:35 pm

One does not hate one’s enemies, in a way where the emotion overpowers him.
One is thankful for them, for without disease, the pleasure of ease is impossible; without death, life is impossible; without weakness, strength is impossible; without discontentment, contentment is impossible.
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Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:36 pm

When love lost its immediate severity, it became the refuge of degenerates, and hypocrites; it became a toy to be played with.
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Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:36 pm

Kindness is often mistaken for weakness, by the same type of mind that mistakes ignorance for courage. For the same reasons, indifference is mistaken for timidity, because one uses one’s self to understand the always alien other, and this understanding can never exceed this limit; the understanding twists around the individual’s self-awareness and self-assessment; its honesty, clarity, and inter-relating structures.
The typical mind discovers self, and determines self-worth through the other, creating a self-referential ring contained within social dynamics – this is how the SueporOrganism starts to form its outer boundaries, its encompassing, porous, hide: it circles back upon itself in a continuity it calls infinite.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:37 pm

Man shows reverence for what is most alien to him, towards what lays outside his field of understanding.
Both demons and saints are forms of erotic reverence, seducing the feminine in man.
But when man appreciates critically, he acknowledges himself in the other, and not what he lacks in himself; he does not demonize, nor sanctify…he only (re)cognizes.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:37 pm

If the “medium is the message,” then Indo-European culture has slowly entrapped itself in a bipolar version of a singular message.
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Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:38 pm

The only thing progressive about “progressives”, in relation to modern definitions of conservatives, is that they’ve progressed, gone ahead, adopted more sophisticated, up-dated, methods to escape reality, to deny nature, to justify their Nihilism.
They remain open to newer methods for doing just that.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:39 pm

Demystification: the leveling down of reality expressed as a need to reduce it to a thing, eliminating it as a source of anxiety, producing respect.
The mind ashamed of its nature dreams of tearing down the world to where it finds a common grounding in the base.
The cynic makes everything into a joke; he diminishes the fluid, turning it into an object, and then he ridicules it, bringing it closer, making it more intimate – something lovable because now he can relate to it.
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Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:39 pm

Those who feel the most embarrassed about themselves, insecure about their higher cognitive potentials, those who feel ashamed of their past, will want to pull everything down to its lowest common denominator.
Only then do they feel secure, proud, happy.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:39 pm

Freedom, in whatever form it takes and within what predetermined parameters it emerges, remains free up until the moment it becomes an act.
Once this possibility, this option, manifests into an action it ceases to be free.

Action, behavior, becomes an invested option the moment it turns from a possibility into an application.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:40 pm

Denying your nature only makes you more of a victim of it.
This is why denial of nature is so prevalent amongst the victim psychologies.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:41 pm

The bad thinker prefers ambiguity for the same reason the bad artist prefers abstract art forms.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:41 pm

Some use words to reveal, to expose, to illuminate; others use words to conceal, to hide, to cast a shadow.

Those who know the difference find the latter to be the worse kind of human, because the more they conceal the more they reveal, and in their need what is hidden inside of them, even from themselves, shines brightly...and then why it is concealed is made obvious.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:42 pm

What can be uglier than a pretty shell opening up to let go of its internal rot?
A pretty cadaver decaying from the inside out.

What can be more beautiful than a noble, symmetrical, spirit?
Not time, nor disease, can decrease its appeal.
Every time it opens up you want to be engulfed by its grace.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:42 pm

Arrogance is how low self-esteem protects itself from judgments that cut deep.
Self-deprecating humility is how high self-esteem expresses its indifference towards shallow judgments.
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Re: Sailing the Aegean

Postby Aegean » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:43 pm

When I've purged myself of eros, and tired of thymos, it is in the embrace of hypnos, and his brother thanatos that I release myself, not knowing who will be the stronger of the two.
Together they carry me to the shores of styx, and before I cross over, energies rejuvenated, creativity and destruction call me back for more, and I heed their call.
But, sometimes I wish I could slumber on, wounds not fully healed appetites no longer as pressing, knowing that one day my energies will wane and there will be no more awakening, and that finally, deaf to eros and thymos eternal rest shall be mine.
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