Archive for category Philosophy
Thank You, Dad
By Jordan Bates
Dad, I don’t know how to start to thank you or where this poem will end.
I just want to tell you how special you are to me. My hero and my friend.
I remember as a child when you would read to me at night.
You taught me to always count my blessings and to always be polite. Read the rest of this entry »
Art tries to capture the beauty of life. Right? Surprisingly, some people would disagree. Anti-mimesis is a philosophical position, directly opposing mimesis, which contends that life imitates art, rather than art imitating life. The most notable proponent of this seemingly absurd belief is Oscar Wilde. Read the rest of this entry »
I wish there existed an aptitude test to gauge how well someone comprehended how our world works. What I’m referencing is often referred to as common sense, but I think very few people actually grasp what common sense is and how uncommon it is in actuality. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jordan Bates
Once upon a midday sunny,
I fancied life to be quite funny
As I gazed upon a bunny
From a green and modest hill. Read the rest of this entry »
“Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.”
Today, I was considering the question of whether or not life is inherently good. I closed my eyes and wondered if we were special, if what we were doing here was somehow exceptional. For people of strong faith, God is the key that gives our lives a special essence of grandeur. Although I do believe in a higher power, I wanted to dig deeper. I am an optimist, and I wanted life to be precious. Read the rest of this entry »