The Author ~ Chuck Palahniuk ~ Wiki
The Book ~ Fight Club ~ Wiki
The Movie ~ Fight Club ~ Wiki
2013 was The year of the Lightening Bolt, hence, it would only be logical to assume that 2014, will be The year of Thunder.
Happy New Year
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
~ The Serenity Prayer ~ Wikipedia
The commanding officer must relieve themselves of command if their current mission leaves them emotionally compromised and unable to make rational decisions.
Sometimes it can be a happy feeling
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens. Some things are up to us [eph' hêmin] and some things are not up to us. Our opinions are up to us, and our impulses, desires, aversions-in short, whatever is our own doing. Our bodies are not up to us, nor are our possessions, our reputations, or our public offices, or, that is, whatever is not our own doing.
~ Epictetus ~ Wikipedia
Sometimes you wish, you wish that you had not questioned so much. For once pulled off, the veil of ignorance is a difficult one to put back. Only two choices then remain, either to live a dual life, with the truth gnawing at your insides while you smile and wave at those around you. Or, you could stand your ground in which case you will be stripped and you will be stabbed, the un-initiated are a most foul lot indeed and your insides will be put up for display at the town square.
But then on the other hand there is quite nothing like freedom.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~ Wikipedia
So, venture forth boldly and hope that Wolfgang was right and mighty forces come to your aid
This is the first organized piece of text that I came across in early 2008 that practically demolished the world view that I held at that time. I had suspected till that point that much was not quite right about the world that I lived in and this was where face behind the mask started to come into focus.
The Thirty Thesis ~ [Full Content Here]
Below is a quick hook to what, The Thirty Thesis is all about. Quoted from the link above, so you might want to proceed there directly.
What are these?
We all have basic assumptions about the world, human nature, and the relationship between the two. We are taught certain perspectives as children, and this recieved wisdom forms the common ground for communication. Ultimately, when we see the whole picture, our major disagreements are squabbles over details. Should gays be allowed to marry? We assume here a common understanding of what “marriage” means. Should we raise or lower taxes? We assume the legitimacy of government, and of taxes at all!
What happens when the disagreement occurs at an even more basic level? Like, whether or not our civilization is even a good thing?
The case is complex, but in truth no more complex than our “common ground” of unexamined, recieved wisdom. In many cases, it is much less complex. But it is different. Since forming these ideas, I have faced an increasing obstacle in communication. Unspoken, differing assumptions force me routinely to return to the same arguments again and again. So I resolved some time ago to crystalize my philosophy into a single, comprehensive work, which could from a base for further communication.
The Thirty Thesis ~ [Full Content Here]
P.S. You might find this one interesting too, from 2nd October, 2008.
Presented in alphabetic order. I have been reading most of them since mid 2008.
The silver lining I see is that all the pressures coming from this process of correction can be useful goads toward personal self-development. “In all matters, strive to do the right thing.” What does this mean to each of us? What does mindful living in the midst of the whirlwind entail, what does it require of us in terms of personal growth, in the development of wisdom and self-awareness? How might each of us resolve our alienation – from each other, from our societies, from nature, from our own place in the universe? How may we find the re-connections that are essential if we are to emerge from this tumultuous, careless human adolescence into individual and collective adulthood? These are deep questions for dark times.
Dave Pollard’s environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really work
Humans have tinkered with the natural world since we appeared on the evolutionary stage. Our days may be numbered: As the home team, Nature Bats Last.
When what is happening in your world doesn’t make sense, when it doesn’t conform to your beliefs about how things should work, it’s time to ask hard questions.
Discussions about energy and our future.
On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
This is a start. Will be adding more details and links.
Hmm… Perhaps, I need to make separate articles of each website, giving a brief overview and essential reading list.