“The slenderest knowledge that may be obtained of the highest things is more desirable than the most certain knowledge obtained of lesser things.”
“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way… As a man is, so he sees.”
“…I found that the way people define the nature of the self dictates how they envision the purpose of life.”
“Philosophy’s purpose is to illuminate the ways our soul has been infected by unsound beliefs, untrained tumultuous desires, and dubious life choices and preferences that are unworthy of us. Self-scrutiny applied with kindness is the main antidote.”
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A developing cross between metaphysics and journalism, MusingMind is a digital index of thoughtful, diverse, human responses to the upsettingly vast quagmires of life. Spanning my eclectic writing to collections of books and quotes, the inventory is a record of what I find interesting. Built into every nook of this site, these bites of interestingness tend to gravitate around life’s metaphysical pickles, and I’d like for the MusingMind to evolve into a feast of this variety.
I don’t have many answers, most 20-something-year-olds who think they do tend to be full of crap anyway. What I do believe is that consciousness is the architect of our perceived world, and we can nourish this mental environment by gooming – aimlessly perusing – the infinite fractals of wisdom buried all around us that I’m only beginning to discover. This is the core ethos behind The Musing Mind, seeking to unfetter and open-source this ponderous path.
My ulterior motive is to form a collective, bound by curiosity – a digital salon, of sorts – jiving off each other, enriching our myriad trips of inquisition.