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Some thoughts on Human life, society, and more..


 

Ideally, no man should see his own death, as it happens.

 

The growth of one’s character is a selfish endeavor, but it leads to a societal growth of all human charater.  Thus, it is the most selfish, and least selfish act a man might indulge in.

 

No matter what you may think of the current state of our world, improvement is the only path we’ver ever had.

 

The is no Road to Ruin.  Ruin happens in its own time.

No matter what you’ve been told, or what you think, there are no easy rides through this journey of living.

 

-Jack

Always Listening.

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If a man cannot laugh, he will surely be dead soon.

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Many of you that know me well, know that my favorite book, and the start of all my personal spiritual beliefs, is Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach. Skimming through the pages today, I stumbled on a piece of conversation between the main character(the author) and Don Shimoda, the messiah from the title. It hit me pretty hard today for some reason, so I thought I should share it.

“You know the past and the future of all things. You know exactly where we’re going!” (exclaims Richard)

He(Shimoda, our reluctant messiah) sighed. “Yeah. But I try not to think about it.”

It’s a funny line, but also very deep, and a little sad. Something to think about.

Jack
I Listen.

Basic Ideology 101
Aside
The Battle for Focus

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I am guilty, Lord, but I am also a lover — and I am one of your best people, as you know; and yea tho I have walked in many strange shadows and acted crazy from time to time and even drooled on many High Priests, I have not been an embarrassment to you…

-Dr. Hunter S. Thompson: Screwjack

Jack
I Listen.

Basic Ideology 101
Lesson #29
The Battle of Life

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… in purgatory you knew that you were going either to hell or to heaven, and it was up to you where you went. With the joys and freedom of heaven as a carrot, you strove like hell in purgatory. You knew the theory of how to get the ticket to heaven. But the practice… ah, the practice… that eluded you. You snatched it away from yourself.

-Philip Jose Farmer: Gods of Riverworld

Jack
I Listen.

Basic Ideology 101
Lesson #28
The Battle of Limbo

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The way of the Sufi is to embrace the joy of the essence of God in everything, and every aspect of everything. The best times and the worst times. Rumi expresses this supreme joy:

I am a lover of both His benevolence and severity!
Amazing it is that I’m in love with these opposites!

Jack
I Listen.

Basic Ideology 101
Lesson #27
The Battle of Nafs

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It’s what you can’t see that will make you blind.

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