The Worth in Being Worthless

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“The man is wisest who realizes that his wisdom is worthless.”

-Plato

How can wisdom be worthless?

Perception is Key here… what is wisdom to you might not be wisdom at all to another.

Is there such a thing as wisdom?

Is it worthless because we will never truly KNOW?

Is worthless a negative aspect? Rather something you might actually want to obtain?

This is just a short example of why I call myself  –>  Truth Seeker.

& Yes; I do realize that my journey might not ever end..

But that is the Beauty of it all.

Thoughts?

-Truth Seeker

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Purpose in Commitment?

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Commitment —> The state or an instance of being obligated and/or emotionally impelled to a goal/object/being.

Although I could not find a well fitting definition, (in my opinion) I chose the one inscribed above and added a few distinctions to specify it. The world we reside in (I won’t say live in because so many of us are complacently dead) is filled with various situations involving commitment. Now, this man-made term can be perceived several different ways to many different people, but for the sake of MY blog, only see commitment as the definition I have provided you, the seeker of truth. The more time I spend pondering commitment, the more convinced I become that it is only a form of oblivious insanity. When I speak of insanity, this is the definition you must focus on:

Doing the same exact thing over and over, then expecting different results. 

This can be taken into context in several of our “daily commitments”, I will speak of only a handful, each with it’s own instance. One definite conclusion I have been able to obtain through all of this is the fact that commitment can be both, positive and/or negative. In terms of a successful college student that has done exceptionally well through the said being’s college career, it is obvious and safe to say that there is a positive form of commitment here. Why? Well, if said being is obtaining success on a regulatory basis, surely the steps said being is taking when studying, attending classes, and test taking.. is working. They are “committed” to maintain this passing average. This of course is considering all aspects of external and internal influences. If the student were to become careless and “un-commited”, the result would be polar opposite of the one first stated. Do not confuse my words… I am not saying that change is always negative and leads to failure. The truth is, change can actually be extremely positive and add to this achievement… as long as it is PLANNED change. Impulse is one of the many problems we as humans encounter and struggle with on a daily basis. The more precise and committed we stay, the better the life we lead will become and be.

Another example I too placed long thought into, was commitment to a person. This is where the idea of insanity becomes easier to see. Above I have said that as long as the studious college student remains committed to doing great in school, the path will be a clear one without negative surprise. BUT what then happens when two people are in a relationship, 100% positively committed on one side, but on the other end, the commitment is negatively connonated. In a problematic situation like this, it is extremely easy for someone (the one who is actually positively committed) to be taken advantage of and ultimately be driven insane! They will continually remain with the negative being knowing that they are cruel, they remain because they are “commited”. Not only does commitment now seem like a form of insanity, but it is also viewed as a form of excuse. An excuse for someone to remain obliviously insane, expecting a different outcome that will cease to exist.

The final example I will pose to you is the commitment to an object/action. When one becomes committed to an action, like working out for sake of example, it can be positively viewed by outsiders looking in. This committed workout-person is viewed as fit, healthy, active, happy and so forth. Now, dig deeper into the mindset of this person who is committed to working out on a daily basis; regardless of the situations they are faced with that day. They actually begin to become insanely obsessed with the idea of “being fit” even if it means only getting three hours of sleep before work the next morning, or skipping a meal and working out instead. If said person is denied the right to fulfill the commitment, they become angry and begin obsessing on how they were not able to fulfill their commitment for that day. In my opinion, this is the easiest way to view insanity driven by commitment yet the hardest. Here, we have a situation of oblivion occurring not to the person who is committed, because they know that working out every day is taking a toll on them, But the oblivion now lies externally! To those who think they know, but do not. They misconstrue various beings due to the actions they take and create a misconception; a dreadful woe mankind is unfortunately subdued to.

This next point may be hard to understand, but I will explain it nontheless. Imagine a baby who is “committed” to their pacifier. They can not live without it, can not sleep without it, or leave the house without it. This pacifier has become their gold and most important object. Although they are too young to understand the term insane… one could claim that they are in fact obliviously insane! The baby will repeatedly cry and whine for the pacifier, they will eventually get it, this will then cause momentary happiness because sooner or later, the pacifier will be left behind or taken away by another being. Not only is this a form of oblivious insanity, but it is also a controlled form of insanity. A baby can not get dressed, go to a store, and purchase a pacifier… it is done externally by a parent or guardian (they are unknowingly encouraging this form of insanity). The positive aspect about this form of insanity is that the insanity will eventually fade off. The baby will soon grow up and no longer have that need for the pacifier; they will awaken to the fact that this commitment was never necessary, rather than it was just a form of habbit. Something that is done for momentary happiness, not something performed out of true need.

Now that I have elucidated my theories and definitions, I want you to consider the following statements.

Is there true purpose in commitment? If so, how can you state that you have an acutal choice once participating in the commitments made… how can you define the lines of insanity (oblivious or intented)? How is insanity effected by external and internal forces?

I am curious to know.

– Truth Seeker

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The Misconception of Good and Evil

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“Under what conditions did Man invent for himself those judgements of values, “Good” and “Evil”? And what intrinsic value do they possess in themselves?”  

                                                                                                  -Friedrich Nietzsche

With this thought I shall rant! In today’s latent society, humans tend to continuously generate misconceptions on MANY things… I will speak of two (Good & Evil). When we speak of those who are “Good”, we picture the high society, wealthy, priests, and so on. We imagine the English aristocracy of the past, for it is they who coined the term. We surely do not automatically think of the poor, the suffering, the lost. NO! Those are the “Evil”, the less successful, the ones who in retrospect, are the bottom of the human hierarchy… slaves. 

Here is where I will challenge you to view things vise versa. Who initially created these so called values of Good and Evil? Were they created in fact by those who claim to be Good?! Yes! In fact they were, those of royal status imposed the crooked idea that they were the Good, the righteous, the noble, the truth. In fact, this is completely malapropos; how can one be Good and at the same time categorize others as Evil?! Surely one who is Good could not possess the ability to label others in a negative connotation. Yet, so easily is this done, even in today’s time.

In all actuality, it is the low-minded, the vulgar, the plebeian who are fit to be Good! For they are not the ones who took it upon themselves to create such values. They are good because they are Morally True. Those who possess hidden pretenses will try to masquerade as the Good, but one should not be fooled… yet so many in today’s time still are. It is almost a death that we are experiencing in our generation, a death of realization and knowledge. It is almost like we know we are too incapable to challenge and question, we do not even see the problem at hand, so we keep living complacently & never shaking the solitude so many of us are placed in. Now, I can not blame one for ending up in this unfortunate state of neurasthenia, for the world we live in is a definite trap. We are continuously mislead and brainwashed into the lies we believe to be truths. I can blame you though for not going with that tugging feeling in your stomach, the feeling that this life you have been living does not seem what it should; emptiness.

Now that you have been able to see things as I (hopefully), it is quite reasonable to still feel flabbergasted and questionable. Please, do not ever hesitate with your questions for I believe them to be the truest form of knowledge. The idea of the priest for example, he who claims to be the worthy and the true, the Good; I beg to differ. Being strongly tied to the aristocratic society, he is actually the weakest, clamoring for any type of shield he can create; the shield of the “Good”. I am Good because I preach the word… I say NO! You are Evil because you speak lies, not the word. You speak what you think wants to be heard, not what needs to be heard. He who has no courage will always be Evil. From the era of the great Erasmus and Martin Luther, the church was considered to be the government. They ruled, you followed. It was not until beings began to rebel, to question, to act against it… that changes were actualized and generated.

It is interesting to consider though, that man is the only thing with the ability to actually be “Evil”. Why? Because he is the creator! The plant nor the animal brought these values upon us, we did. We are quick to only see two sides of the world, the Good and the Evil. How disheartened that we only have two ways of seeing… why do we as humans sell ourselves so short? In all instances… besides those that consist of rising up against the “Evil” (who pretend to be Good). Moments of riots and wars against the true Evil doers are moments that should be taught in schools in order to instill that fire in the young’s souls that they too, if one day need be, can rise up against the Evil and create an anomaly!

Contemplating on the terms “Good” and “Evil”, are they now still how they have always been viewed (wrongly); or did they now loose value and seem empty? One must begin to question the true etymological value of these two words… because at the end of it all they are just words. Created by aristocratic Evil humans to classify beings, wrongly. I have the will to change this act of misunderstanding and imposing unnecessary lies onto individual truths.

-Truth Seeker

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