Posted by: guinness222 | September 12, 2010

“Today is Therapy day kids,…help me out here.”

         Time for a little “ranting”, since it’s Sunday, I’ve gone to church, been researching Ayn Rand and Objectivism on Google, and as I started reading my new book “We the Living” have developed more questions than answers. Not a good place to be on Sunday as that is the day we are “supposed” to be at peace with the world, our neighbors and our role in this life,….right?

        I was watching an old video tape of Ayn Rand being interviewed by one of the 80’s talking heads and he asked her point blank to confirm herself as an atheist because she could not prove there was no God. Her reply was classic in that she simply said “You can never be called upon to prove a negative, but only that which you attribute as being a positive.”

       When asked is she was upset at the thought of dying she replied that the interviewer just did not understand. Death was not about the end of her, but conversely the end of the existence of the reality around her. (sort of makes sense to me)

       Anyway not to dwell on this stuff too much as the newspaper ads in the “Help Wanted” section are really light on “Entry level Philosopher” ads, and I’m a bit too old to go back and spend the time becoming the all sought after “Full Time Doctor of Philosophy” candidates.

      What I never cease to marvel at is the capability I, as an individual, have to press a couple of keys on my keyboard and have a virtually boundless up to date stream on man’s entire history of knowledge at my fingertips to do with as I please! When you think about it,  it is truly “mind-boggling”!

       Editorial Comment to my friend sims: OK, I have reached the conclusion I have frittered my life away having been schooled by the Irish Christian Brothers during the “educational period” of my life. I should have accepted the admissions letter to Boston College High School, and then B.C. itself and let the Jesuits try and expand my ability to think, reason, and otherwise get into big trouble with the rest of my life. But alas, tis all water under the damn, and as I think contemplating what could have been I come to the conclusion that a Jesuit education was to prepare you to simple BE educated the rest of you life WITH and BY your life, whereas the Irish Christian Brothers objective was to educate you to simply be part of life.

         In more simplistic terms the Christian Brothers view was to be part of it until the end, whereas the Jesuit take on it was to be on more of an “out of body” above it all view.

       So the bigger question is am I really going ‘around the bend’, and should I just start reading more comic books? (Today’s parlance is “graphic novels”)

       I often wonder if it would pay to go back over my five years of “blogging” and try and assemble a “Best of….” series, or whether to just let the Courts do it as part of the process declaring me “mentally incompetent”. (On the up side of the “mentally incompetent” ruling you can no longer be held legally responsible for you actions,soooooooo,,,,,maybe I’ll apply for 100 or so credit cards and time their arrival for the day after the “incompetent ” ruling and then really start to live it up,….after all I’m “not responsible” any more, ..right?

        Is that smoke I’m smelling? Oh S**t how do you put out a cerebral smolder?

        Time to go to the gym shortly and relax working out.

-30-


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  1. Tommy wrote: “I come to the conclusion that a Jesuit education was to prepare you to simple BE educated the rest of you life WITH and BY your life, whereas the Irish Christian Brothers objective was to educate you to simply be part of life.

    In more simplistic terms the Christian Brothers view was to be part of it until the end, whereas the Jesuit take on it was to be on more of an “out of body” above it all view”

    So, was what you figure the J’s do a good thing?

    Don’t judge ’em by how I turned out. I’ve been weird all my life, ain’t never fit in, ain’t never been normal.

    😉

    Come to think of it, Tommy C. ain’t never been normal! I’m quite sure that Barb can attest to that!

    btw – I’m thinking of moving to the Seychelles. Know anybody there?


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