Pain is an illusion of the senses; despair is an illusion of the mind.
The following is random wisdom, enjoy.
Take the most serious of things and laugh at them. Take the silliest of things and examine them.
Anger is the most direct emotion, as well as the most useless. Its only use is to indicate to others how weak you truly can be.
Choose your battles; pointing a shotgun at the world from space isn't particularly effective, nor is pushing against a mountain with your bare hands.
Live for humanity, for yourself, but not the universe. Though interesting and often pretty, it can't very well sustain conversation.
One judges all things but must do so accordingly, neither vindictively nor leniently.
Never begrudge the wasp. Know its malice, then confront it or simply avoid it all together.
To blame an ‘ism' for the ills of an ‘ist' is to blame God for the acts of his deluded worshipers. Though to only blame a single virion is often to discount the virus. All elements must be recognized.
Obsession is impractical in every circumstance as every circumstance is bound to inevitability; an end.
Raw honesty leaves a bitter taste only irony can mask.
In every sentence another looses from their lips, creates with the pressing of buttons, or illustrates with the ink of a pen is information they think you worthy of. It is an incredibly useful way to judge a person if well understood.
Stating that someone's opinion is just their opinion is redundant and merely a polite way of saying, 'fuck your opinion.'
Contrarianism is only a component of understanding and information processing, to truly be a contrarian is to be no less a drone than one of God's sheep—to compulsively act and think without dimension.
Self-indoctrination is one of the most important things to master. Without it, who controls you?
Offense to the mere presence of dissent or opposition is at the core of modern society's failing. In a way it is the best indicator of man's awareness of his mortality, for he has no interest in his own end and knows no safer way to proceed than to dissuade his brethren from malice altogether.
I continue to struggle with which is the more informative gesture, a sneeze or a woman's smile.
"Living men are bound by time… Thus, their lives have an urgency. This gives them ambition—makes them choose those things that are most important and cling more tightly to that which they hold dear. Their lives have seasons and rites of passage and consequences. And ultimately, an end. But what of a life with no urgency? What then of ambition? What then of love?"
Among the major flaws in humanity is this time of confusion, the once surely predetermined fate of all under the dominion of the almighty & eternal father now is being expunged from the modern world's new foundation consisting of reason, science, and humanity. Man struggles now to understand, he is the only one who can change his fate and only on that day humanity will finally witness a new era of prosperity.
To sit comfortably with a single view is to neglect the complexity of reality. And it's boring.
"I said there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering and that was the fact that it is past -- can't be restored." ~Mark Twain
___/\ Gabe (Lord Emperor of All Gamer Kind)
__/__\ PC gamers (Nobility)
_/____\ Console players (Peasants)
/______\ Casuals (Beggars)
(the only thing he's ever been right about;
credit where credit is due, I suppose)
_____/\ Valve (Ruling Family of the PC Master Race)
____/__\ PC Dedicated (Royal Families)
___/____\ Platform Neutral (Citizenry)
__/______\ Console Dedicated (Peasants)
_/________\ Bad/Late Console Porters (Heretics)
/__________\ Facebook Game Creators (Xenos)
"How unfortunate and how narrowing a thing it is for a man to have wealth who makes a god of it instead of a servant." ~Mark Twain
A man unwilling to practice diplomacy is a man who’s stumbled into intellectual purgatory, somewhere between conversation and genocide.
'I'd sooner respect the man wronged who remembered than the man who was wronged and forgave.'
"If you find yourself being angry at someone lower on the economic ladder, there's a pretty good chance you're being manipulated by someone higher on the economic ladder."
"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
"In this country, I've been told, "That's offensive" as if those two words constitute an argument or a comment. Not to me they don't."
"I miss the way there used to be an international left and I'm very distressed & appalled at what's rushed in to fill the vacuum of the critique of liberal capitalism. What's come in to fill that gap is much more something like theocratic primitivism if not worse, fascism, that is now the alternative to the globalized capitalist structure. That's an even greater reproach, if you like, but one must look the facts in the face."
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
Heterosexuality to me is a bit like being vegetarian. You can't help but find some otherwise wonderful food repugnant. In that sense, you have to somewhat pity homosexuals; they're the vegans.
Inspired by Mencken's creed.
1. Devotion to the cause of Communism and Socialism.
2. Conscientious labor for the good of society: he who does not work, neither shall he eat.
3. High sense of public duty; intolerance of actions harmful to the public interest.
4. Collectivism and comradely mutual assistance: one for all and all for one.
5. Humane relations and mutual respect between individuals: man is to man a friend, a comrade, and a brother.
6. Honesty and truthfulness, moral purity, unpretentiousness and modesty in social and private life.
7. Mutual respect in the family.
8. Irreconcilability towards injustice, parasitism, dishonesty, careerism, and profiteering.
9. Friendship and brotherhood among all communists/socialists.
10. Intolerance of national and racial hatred.
11. Intolerance towards the enemies of communism, peace, and freedom of nations.
12. Fraternal solidarity with the working people of all countries, and with all peoples.
13. Rejection of myths such as religion used to control the workers with the fear of hell and to bribe them with the false and greedy promise of eternal life.(personal addition)