Albert Camus – The Absurd Hero

Camus, the absurd hero

Book Crazy

I have found Camus’s philosophy to be the most easy to live with, without trying to escape anything. It also allows me ‘intellectual honesty’ in Dostoevskian terms. Anyone who allows himself the luxury to think about the basic questions of life, comes to a point where he asks himself – “What the hell am I doing in life? What is the meaning of all this and what is my purpose? I am a XYZ, is that what I should be? Maybe I am meant to be a writer? Or maybe a philosopher, professor, blah, blah…” I have, like many, faced a similar crisis at one point in my life and (probably) salvaged myself from it. It took some time and the understanding of existentialism to recover from that crisis. And Albert Camus happened to be one of the most important of all authors that I read. His The Myth of…

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Just Gimme Some Truth!

Lennon said it best…

  • Songwriters: John Winston Lennon

I’m sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short sighted
Narrow-minded hypocritics
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

I’ve had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic
Pig headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied
Son of Tricky Dick is gonna Mother Hubbard
Soft soap me with just a pocketful of soap
It’s money for dope, money for rope

No short-haired, yellow-bellied
Son of Tricky Dick is gonna Mother Hubbard
Soft soap me with just a pocketful of soap
It’s money for dope, money for rope

I’m sick to death of seeing things
From tight-lipped, condescending
Mama’s little chauvinists
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth now

I’ve had enough of watching scenes
Of schizophrenic, ego-centric
Paranoiac, prima-donas
All I want is the truth now, now
Just gimme some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied

Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/john-lennon/give-me-some-truth-lyrics/#dAuJJx475yU4KFl6.99

Merry Christmas…REALLY???

This is a reblog of of one of my major complaints with commercialism. Thank you!

Culture Monk

rmerry christmas

by Kenneth Justice

~Last night I had to run an errand at the store and as I walked through the door I was greeted by a barrage of Christmas decorations and the typical fare that stores try to sell you during the holiday season.

The only problem is that its not the holiday season! Its still October and once again, the stores have begun celebrating the Christmas buying season many months before the actual holiday.

I’ve read articles about this tired old bit before and I really don’t want to add to our frustration with the way the stores are ruining October and November by celebrating Christmas too early. Do merchants in Europe do this? Do stores in Canada and Australia do this? Is the United States the only country where retailers have become so obsessed with making money off of Christmas that they try to force the…

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