Learn to know your character!

 

proust-2

Retrieved from open culture.com

*Dear reader, if you are interested in doing Proust’s Questionnaire, you can find a blank document on Thewriterpractice.com. And to learn more about the context in which Proust’s questionnaire originally appeared, have a go on Openculture.com

This particular Questionnaire is insightful for who intends to do it seriously. It’s also a great way to kick in a moral inventory of oneself! Meanwhile, that’s what I’ve discovered about my self… Continue reading

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I love science, but, holy cow… I hate scientism! (exergue)

Step Three

“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives
over to the care of God as we understood Him.” (p. 34, BB)
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Dodes: “For an organization that has expressly denied religious standing and publicly claims a secular—even scientific—approach, it is curious that AA retains these explicit references to a spiritual power whose care might help light the way toward recovery. Even for addicts who opt to interpret this step secularly, the problem persists: why can’t this ultimate power lie within the addict?” (Step 3)

 

I fucking love science but I fucking hate scientismAnswering Dodes’ question, “why can’t this ultimate power lie within the addict?” (Please understand that the tone I use is mainly directed to him, there). Well, because this ultimate power cannot be human! Do you believe you are nothing else than your human skin? This would be the same as to believe that you are nothing more than a “rational animal”, take of the qualia and you are just a beast or a piece of nearly dead meat… do you truly “believe” that? Continue reading

Sane reaction to reminiscent memories…

Recently I went to visit the national Art Gallery of New South Wales and I never thought I would feel that way. First I wandered from a theme to another theme, unconsciously bypassing the conventional circuit offered to the average tourist. I didn’t think, nor expect nothing in particular but simply to enjoy myself for an hour or two. Naturally I very much appreciated some of the paintings exposed on the walls. A little after I would realise and be surprised that the paintings were disposed in specific rooms relating to their respective period of creation. Continue reading