Pain is an illusion of the senses; despair is an illusion of the mind.
The following is random wisdom, enjoy.
Take the most serious of things and laugh at them. Take the silliest of things and examine them.
Anger is the most direct emotion, as well as the most useless. Its only use is to indicate to others how weak you truly can be.
Choose your battles; pointing a shotgun at the world from space isn't particularly effective, nor is pushing against a mountain with your bare hands.
Live for humanity, for yourself, but not the universe. Though interesting and often pretty, it can't very well sustain conversation.
One judges all things but must do so accordingly, neither vindictively nor leniently.
Never begrudge the wasp. Know its malice, then confront it or simply avoid it all together.
To blame an ‘ism' for the ills of an ‘ist' is to blame God for the acts of his deluded worshipers. Though to only blame a single virion is often to discount the virus. All elements must be recognized.
Obsession is impractical in every circumstance as every circumstance is bound to inevitability; an end.
Raw honesty leaves a bitter taste only irony can mask.
In every sentence another looses from their lips, creates with the pressing of buttons, or illustrates with the ink of a pen is information they think you worthy of. It is an incredibly useful way to judge a person if well understood.
Stating that someone's opinion is just their opinion is redundant and merely a polite way of saying, 'fuck your opinion.'
Contrarianism is only a component of understanding and information processing, to truly be a contrarian is to be no less a drone than one of God's sheep—to compulsively act and think without dimension.
Self-indoctrination is one of the most important things to master. Without it, who controls you?
Offense to the mere presence of dissent or opposition is at the core of modern society's failing. In a way it is the best indicator of man's awareness of his mortality, for he has no interest in his own end and knows no safer way to proceed than to dissuade his brethren from malice altogether.
I continue to struggle with which is the more informative gesture, a sneeze or a woman's smile.
"Living men are bound by time… Thus, their lives have an urgency. This gives them ambition—makes them choose those things that are most important and cling more tightly to that which they hold dear. Their lives have seasons and rites of passage and consequences. And ultimately, an end. But what of a life with no urgency? What then of ambition? What then of love?"
Among the major flaws in humanity is this time of confusion, the once surely predetermined fate of all under the dominion of the almighty & eternal father now is being expunged from the modern world's new foundation consisting of reason, science, and humanity. Man struggles now to understand, he is the only one who can change his fate and only on that day will humanity finally witness a new era of prosperity.
To sit comfortably with a single view is to neglect the complexity of reality. And it's boring.
"I said there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering and that was the fact that it is past -- can't be restored." ~Mark Twain
___/\ Gabe (Lord Emperor of All Gamer Kind)
__/__\ PC gamers (Nobility)
_/____\ Console players (Peasants)
/______\ Casuals (Beggars)
(the only thing he's ever been right about;
credit where credit is due, I suppose)
_____/\ Valve (Ruling Family of the PC Master Race)
____/__\ PC Dedicated (Royal Families)
___/____\ Platform Neutral (Citizenry)
__/______\ Console Dedicated (Peasants)
_/________\ Bad/Late Console Porters (Heretics)
/__________\ Facebook Game Creators (Xenos)
"How unfortunate and how narrowing a thing it is for a man to have wealth who makes a god of it instead of a servant." ~Mark Twain
The universe is too vast a place to be bound by human vocabulary; and society too varied a place to be fettered by it.
A man unwilling to employ the practice of diplomacy is a man who’s stumbled into intellectual purgatory, somewhere between conversation and genocide.