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From the religious perspective, synchronicity shares similar characteristics of an “intervention of grace.” Jung also believed that in a person’s life, synchronicity served a role similar to that of dreams, with the purpose of shifting a person’s egocentric conscious thinking to greater wholeness.

they posit that gradual changes in the salience of the world around an individual (apophany), the anxiety that the world holds (trema), and the tendency to reflexively focus on one’s own experience (hyper-reflexivity) combine to give rise to a situation where thoughts are given their own external agency and perceptual quality. In such a context, both hearing voices and having inserted thoughts are part of the same overall disruption to the self (ipseity) that occurs in psychosis ————————————————————————————————

To avoid this charge, an egoist needs to avoid interpreting psychological egoism as saying that, whatever the action one intends to do, it is always self-serving by definition. Perhaps a better strategy for a psychological egoist is to emphasize one does an action X always in order to further one’s self-interest. We act only for the sake of promoting our own best interest.
While psychological egoism claims that the ultimate goal of one’s action is one’s own self-interest, ethical egoism claims that one should pursue one’s own best interest.
…social conventions agreed upon as moral requirements are derived from a bargaining process over mutually advantageous conventions. Given that social conventions are derived from bargaining, people with the upper hand have little incentive to produce a fair convention for the weak. After all, there is little to gain from cooperating with the weak and little to fear of their retaliation.
…that people in the original position make the bargain under a “veil of ignorance,” that is, people have no idea of their natural talents and their social position.
…Moral requirements based on agreement thus still lack sufficient force to ensure that everyone in fact does comply.
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Like everyone, Guston read Sartre, and he thought of painting as a struggle to discover something real, undistorted by dumb desire or imitation.
…“The great thing about painting and drawing, as opposed to thinking about it, is the resistance of matter.”
…“I am a moralist and cannot accept what has not been paid for, or a form that has not been lived through. Human consciousness moves, but it is not a leap; it is one inch.”
What redeemed him, for later generations, was self-awareness.
“What would it be like to be evil? To plan and plot. Then I started conceiving an imaginary city being overtaken by the Klan. I was like a movie director. I couldn’t wait.”
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However, if everyone is creating their own moral rules, then wouldn’t people disagree on what is right and wrong? Kant doesn’t believe so. He believes that the categorical imperative is the only rational moral rule, and he also believes that we can derive a complete, consistent set of moral duties from the categorical imperative. Thus, every person who is fully following their rationality will agree on what is right and wrong.
—————————————————————— The museum reveals the artwork’s potential precisely by negating it.
—————————————————————- “Then this is not the definition of justice: to tell the truth and return what one has received.” “Nay, but it is, Socrates,” said Polemarchus

Yet this I still believe, that justice benefits friends and harms enemies.”

“….I say the just is to do what is for the advantage of the stronger.”

For there is no defect or error at all that dwells in any art. Nor does it befit an art to seek the advantage of anything else than that of its object.

“Then no art considers or enjoins129 the advantage of the stronger but every art that of the weaker [342d] which is ruled by it.”

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I was just wondering if I have become completely without hope.
I figured it was true, the way I felt. My recent behavior and the resulting
outcomes, but my wonder is then, how can one go on living without hope?
Then I thought, perhaps hope is there, but I just cannot see it.

In a way, words are dead. Miller was right. My verbal output does not
indicate the behavior of the thing. So I suppose the word then is hypocrite.
The word indicates an actor at large. I don’t want to be an actor, nor do I want the
thing I refer to this way either. Thus I seemingly don’t have control over the thing
itself. However, I have noticed when the behavior storm arrives, I am hardly
present. That is the stress level overrides my analytical thinking self, thus only
a reptilian instinctual creature is left, one that is obviously left to bad habits,
dangerous and risky behavior. How can this stress be so overwhelming to put
short-term relief above that miserable outcome?! That complete avoidance of
responsibility to gain an abundance of pleasure, although a slight relief
of pressure would probably do just fine?! I don’t know what is ignorance?
I need my own definitions to some extent, a refinement or clarity of those
that remain shrouded behind a veil of ignorance.

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Boy do I feel dumb. Sometimes I can’t imagine how I can
achieve anything at all. It’s surreal. Then that feeling passes
and life goes on. I can’t say if all this is chemical in nature, these
thoughts and pauses and sentences. I feel tired of prying. Now
I real tired again this evening. I was an ok week, but it sure wasn’t
any reason for celebration. More dismay regarding the psychiatric
drugs. To feel restless. To be so blah. Blah and blah. I watched
Moneyball this week. It just happened. I watched a baseball
game too – a couple innings maybe. I am getting old and I am not
so caring about most things. I believe I can say things and things
don’t make sense too. I can feel this, but know that something else
may be more true. It sounds right, but I know it’s gibberish. I don’t
care. I agree. It’s only right, the world is not here. I am not…was…
Lost that. Don’t care. Picasso had a blue and rose period. I have
my don’t care period. Hard to believe I am here, but that’s perhaps the
beauty of this, b/c later I will be able to return to this and wonder if I wrote
this. But I won’t be sure. Just like I can’t be sure right now. Make sense.

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It’s very hard to believe in a lifetime at this point.
I can sense much is forgotten about myself.
So much is changed with age that it’s hard to make a whole.
I am watching some movies again. It’s fine I think, but I can
tell it’s annoying to me, the ease at which a decent flick is
obtained. I just watched Wilderness and then Marriage Story;
both are fine movies. The acting is above par.
The speed of light is constant. This is not valuable information I suppose.
Albert Einstein’s sun sign was Pisces according to sidereal astrology; just made
it in – between 0 and 1 degree (30 degrees being the max for each sign).

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I’ve been reading about astrology again. Um no.
I had an unexpected UTI.
The level of stress seems high, but that mostly
happens when one is falling behind. Um no.

My sister has a Hulu account, we watched a documentary
called Free Solo. Kudos to Alex Honnold.
I also was keen on the phenomena of speed cubing. So young.
Then finally I saw Theory of Everything. Now I’m waiting
to read A Brief History of Time.
Ok.

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