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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Trust again.
All of us have Jekyll and Hyde in ourselves.
Some in balance, some not.
Good and evil cannot exist independently, it seems.

Does it depend on the situation, or the person
which one you get to see?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hypothesis.
Death is not the opposite of life, but of birth.
Our fear of dying could mirror the memory of being born, if we could consciously remember it.
Must be dreadful, to be born.

Our concept of a process (life) includes a beginning and an ending (birth/death).
It is impossible to comprehend anything other than something that is, or is not and everything in between.

Consolation?

Friday, September 8, 2017

Age again and again.
Age is the cage. Oscar Wilde repeatedly:
“The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.”

What does it really mean?
Being mentally young, when the body cannot keep up?
Not taking troubles so severely anymore, but having physical discomfort instead?
Not having the time left to put experience into practice?

‘The picture of Dorian Gray’ is an intriguing book.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Hardship.
In my ideal world relationships –friendships, partnerships, family ties, all kinds of human relations and contacts- are determined by empathy and understanding.
But the world is not ideal; fighting one another is the definition.

It is difficult to disengage from the battle whether you were the attacker, or you started out defending yourself. You won’t be able to stop first without being hurt.

Try to avoid situations where, or people for whom winning is the only goal.