“No role is (so) well suited to philosophy”, writes Marcus Aurelius, “as the one you happen to be in right now
I’ve always been intrigued by philosophy, it’s the fundamental ‘why do we do the things we do?’ part of me that tugs at my mind. There is always another point of view, another angle to survey the situation. Often you don’t need someone to say anything at all to understand their feelings. All you have to do is look: the slumped shoulders; the weary eyes; the fidgeting hands; the sweating brow. If they scream suddenly ‘fuuuuucckkkkk you alllll!!!’ that’s also a good indicator maybe not everything in the world is right.
Once someone begins to talk, I like to see if their eyes mirror what they’re saying: do they actually believe the words coming out of their mouth? Are they rambling, considered, patient, thoughtful, filling the void with nonsense? Despite being told constantly that I like to talk, watching others is fascinating, in a non-stalking, steamy windows kind of way, by the way.
In other news, I’ve come up with a novel idea to solve America’s endless gun-massacres without breaching the heaven-sent constitution. Everyone has a right to bear arms, still, but bullets will cost $5000 a pop (literally). However, this does mean that Bill Gates could possibly kill 20 million people before his money runs out. The plan is a work in progress, I’ll admit.
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