Stories tagged “philosophy”

  • River Conscience

    Nose crinkled Smiles give Simple complexity; You live responsive Can’t still The constant movements No matter how little The trickle will rinse Inevitable Invisible Wet with sixth sense Lifeblood Floods the glens For instance Like a river consci...

    • Author: Tad Winslow
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • What do you see?

    What do you see When you look at a tree What do you see Save a pile of logs Waiting to become A stack of papers Soon to come. Yet what do I see When I take a glance At that same old tree? I see a poor old soul That has seen as many years As there are ...

    • Author: Duraiken
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • On FATE and DESTINY

    What purpose does this life serve for what reason do we live Some say its to Help others some to help ourselves and still others claim that it is for the eternal amusement of the gods on their thrones of gold As For myself i believe that we exist to se...

    • Author: Phoenixe
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • We'll get there WHEN WE GET THERE!

    I realized reality is, and if I’m a brain in a vat, and all my perceptions electrical signals, reality then must be that. So it’s not that reality isn’t, it’s just not how I think it to be. Should I then waste my time and obsess...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • What Man Hath Wrought

    Humans have terrible issues with identity. From the moment of your birth and to the point of death, you desperately pursue some lasting sense of identification via religion, careers, hobbies, or anything else you fancy. Either you seek it by conformi...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted almost 6 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • What do you give someone who has nothing?

    Roger pushed aside the dingy rag that was his door “You’re home! Did the baker remember anything?” He sighed and said “Yeah, he was really nice about it. It took him a few tries but he eventually got it. Even had some juices so...

  • Duality

    Within, there are two parts to everything. In love — apathy. In hate — tolerance. In passion — disinterest. In acceptance — ignorance. In life – stagnation. In death — existence. Within, life has a shadowed side to e...

    • Author: Stockholm
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • One Last Thing

    Who are you? ….We are the guardians of the Earth…. What are you? ….We are humans… Special humans? …no…We are the correct humans…. But I am human. Am I a gardian of the earth? ….no…. So you are diffe...

    • Author: Luulu
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • The Pagliacci (1)

    I am Pagliacci, the buffoon. “Bravo! Bravo!” The audience shrieks in delight as Feruccio the Acrobat leaves the ring. Signore Gasparo steps into the center ring to introduce the next act. My act. “Veni, vidi, vici,” Feruccio sighs. “Every tow...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Pagliacci (2)

    I step out into the ring. Words that once stuck in my throat now spill out. Truth can be a miserable lie to perform. “Why do I mourn?” The audience holds its breath. “E perche, signore, my wife is unfaithful to me.” The audience chuckles.
 I...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Pagliacci (3)

    Tonight we drink. Misery drowns quickly in wine and merriment. Lotario, no longer peddling his tickets, lies drunk on a couch. Feruccio dines but does not drink. Enter Simon and Carlotta. Exit Pagliacci. It seems odd that hatred and love so easily walk...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Pagliacci (4)

    I am miserable. The audience laughs. Misery is always humorous when it is not your own. I am misunderstood. My words are my lines, my lines are the act. They don’t realize there’s one more step. I am not acting. “What can a man do when all the wo...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Pagliacci (5)

    That night there are two inspectors in the camp. I sit alone. I am approached. “I am Petruccio.” “And I am Festus. We are investigators.” I already know. “Did you, the man they call Pagliacci, strike Signore Simon, the man they call Propizio?...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Treatise on Thought: Preface (pt1)

    PREFACE: The beginning and ending of philosophy is much the same. Though the pursuit of wisdom is an honorable task, it has very little use for “sensible” people. Those who think themselves sensible have no use for another man’s wisdom. They wi...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • A Treatise on Thought: Preface (pt2)

    It is safe, then, to assume that these same sensible people will find no ultimate goal, point, or crux of this written work within these paltry lines but will resoundingly denounce this particular work as utter rubbish. This grim truth does not bother ...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • A Treatise on Thought: Introduction

    There are three basic questions in life. Where did the universe and all that is in it come from? What state is it in now? Where is it going? To live is to answer these questions. To understand the way mankind thinks and believes, we must examine what ...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • A Treatise on Thought: Part 1 (1/4)

    In the beginning, there was: well, nothing. It is shocking how disturbing that is to many of us. It is time for the general public to face reality, however. If we examine all the sensible alternative theories, we come to understand that each theory, re...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • A Treatise on Thought: Part 1 (2/4)

    There is no way to prove what precisely happened between nothing and something. It is safe to assume that something did happen, although not entirely necessary. An increasing number of the world’s populous has become aware of the very real possibilit...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • A Treatise on Thought: Part 1 (3/4)

    No sane man could possibly attempt to explain to another man what reality is. For now, a working definition of reality will suffice. Reality is everything that is contained by the universe which we can experience or perceive through our physical senses...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • A Treatise on Thought: Part 1 (4/4)

    Things outside of reality that are conjectured to exist must fall under an entirely new category. This category is referred to as “super-reality.” For years, the term “supernatural” has been applied to this category. This word falls horribly sh...

    • Author: Osiris
    • Posted over 5 years ago.
  • Xod

    “Asserting one’s stance on the notion of absolute reality seems to evoke Xod. In humanity’s most severe moments of comfort-greed, the conceptual urge builds a notion of control. Xod is the result. Xod eventually inspires self-destruct...

  • Philisophy

    A man, convinced, this always says: The world seems different than it is His challenger denial screams: The world is different than it seems

  • Quick! Before anyone notices the extra...

    Richard, fire in his belly, stood tall and beheld what he had done. With a simple command, he had instantly duplicated an entire galaxy. “Computer. Is there no one in the universe to hold me to account? Is there anything that can restrain me?R...

    • Author: Antivard
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Anchored Between the Stars (Day 29)

    The city vanished as simply as turning a page. Where a snow-torn London once stood, a deep blackness spread out infinitely, splashed with swirls of cosmic color. Meredith continued looking out the window but her tail began to twitch back and forth.R...

  • Weapons Training Guide

    I am the daughter of a society on Mars. We live in isolation, fighting our way out of this dark hole, void of Earth’s poetic technology, such as firepower based on philosophy and metaphysics. Starships sail near. When we see them in space, we sen...

    • Author: 32 ^2
    • Posted over 4 years ago.