Hope springs eternal?
Sometimes when I read postings on this website, I get a bit depressed, quite a bit depressed. My old fiends, clonazepam and temazepam usually help, but if relied upon, can drop me very hard. Alternating with benzedrine usually helps, but he too can have a sting in his tail. Nortriptoline can help, if I know a few weeks earlier that I am going to be having problems.
Wellness is aided by exercise or frenzied exertion or acting out instead of acting inwards, like planning suicide. Ecstatic Chemical Therapy (ECT) helps too, when drugs are around, or the price of power is low, like at night.
Emerson’s Argument for Self-reliance as a Significant Factor in a Flourishing Life by Kathleen O’Dwyer
Journal of Philosophy of Life Vol.2, No.1 (March 2012):102-110
Kathleen O’Dwyer’s article bangs on about self reliance and self determination, in the writings of Emerson. This seems much of an antidote, to the out of tune whinings on this website, by powerless men, who clearly weren’t well prepared, for what life had prepared for them.
This essay explores Emerson’s reflections on self-reliance with particular reference to Emerson’s understanding of the concept of self-reliance, his view of “conformity’ as the major obstacle to self-reliance, and the moral significance of his thought. The essay is based on the premise that Emerson’s philosophy of self-reliance, self-reference and self-responsibility has a relevance and an application to our contemporary lives which are often conducted through subtle shades of compliance and acquiescence to popular opinion and prevailing fashions of thought and behaviour.
I am trying to lift my goals and aim for flourishing rather than just wellness, to act out more than act in. Self reliance is the bedrock foundation, but like any rock it isn’t glossy. To me, once the bedrock is taken care of, then the beauty in life is more in the following quotation, taken from those Christian’s Bible:
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Pandora’s box puts emphasis on hope.
The Lords helps those, who help themselves… So we are back to self reliance.
Self reliance starts with being well prepared. Are we helping young men and women to be well prepared for their lives?
Are we giving our children a good amount of hope? I don’t think we are doing it very well.
Reality is a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs.
Are we living our lives by free love, or love that is highly charged for?
What role are we choosing to live our life in?
MurrayBacon – unstoppable axe murderer.