Like most tots I use to watch Winnie the Pooh and now looking back I see the amount of wisdom that is in this cartoon that I once thought was cute but silly. It’s weird how when you’re a kid it has a different meaning and when you get older you can see things from a different perspective, (in some cases things become a lot more clear and others its gets a bit fuzzy lol). Continue reading Winnie the Pooh Wisdom……
So we’ve been experiencing some beautiful sunshine here in the U.K., which inspired me to write this little piece, although today it’s been pouring down with rain pretty much all day! Nevertheless this poem is not really about the weather outside it’s more to do with our inner sunshine Continue reading A Sprinkle of Sunshine……..
“Better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied” John Stuart Mill
Pleasure; is an interesting word indeed, it can mean many things, but what is its true worth? Obviously, we all want to enjoy the great pleasures in life, but, what is the definition of a pleasurable life? Are our ideas of pleasure really what pleasure is? How do we measure it? Continue reading John Stuart Mill: On Defining Pleasure
”Happiness depends on acquiring a moral character, where one displays the virtues of courage, generosity, justice, friendship, and citizenship in one’s life.” Aristotle
“The world of ideas is reality and the world around us is a figment of our imagination”
The reason why I love to explore and discover, such things as philosophy, science and basically anything to do with us humans and all that surrounds us, is to seek out and get closer to our truth, as early on in life I kinda figured most of what is forced down us is not the real deal and very much an illusion, although back then I couldn’t quite articulate that ,it was just a feeling, and nor was I given the space to question and explore; therefore all it was to me was a colossal of confusion. However, now I’m able to seek out resources that go into depth about such matters and emotions that I’m feeling at any particular time, to make some sense out of the nonsense.
So in my quest to understand the difference between the real and the illusionary, I came across the works from Plato in Book 7: The Republic. Continue reading Plato: On Reality vs Illusion