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Happened some time before noon here in California.
Strangely enough, I had trouble falling asleep this night. I couldn’t resolve my “thoughts for the day” during my hour or so walk. I kept reflecting on my general cynicism, on existentialism (particularly absurdism), and several of Tolstoy’s works (in decreasing order of amount of thought given: The Death of Ivan Ilych, A Confession, War and Peace). The idea of a happier life became more realistic to me than it has in the past few years. Mind, it is only a change of opinion, but I consider this fairly significant. After all, it was time for sleep, I was fairly tired, and yet I tossed around in bed for a good 2 hours before being able to sleep.
I post this because on the same day on a certain forum, a user experienced a related change of mind.
I find myself rereading this quite often:
Our civilization is founded on the shambles, and every individual existence goes out in a lonely spasm of helpless agony. If you protest, my friend, wait till you arrive there yourself!
I can’t seem to get over it; it always puts me out of comfort (comfort being used as a very relative term).
Something that made me laugh quite a bit.
I’ve decided to try out the WordPress.com service and will try my best to subject others to torture (i.e., thinking). Hopefully my efforts to incite philosophical thought will be of use to someone.
Occasionally I will share things such as the following:
and other types of things a personal blog typically has.