One way to stop taking myself so damn seriously is to contemplate how transient I am.  I may not even exist, or I may be in a simulation.

Which allows me to focus on what I truly want to do–free of dogma, hangups, societal pressures–and give it my all.  Because I’ll be gone and forgotten soon enough (if I was ever really here.)

In my opinion, not thinking about “who I am” is one of the most liberating, empowering states of mind I could possibly tap.

Musings, Volume 1, available on Amazon Kindle:  Musings, Volume 1

16 thoughts on “Musings

  1. My only disagreement is that it’s okay to contemplate who you are. Who you are is what you need and want. Who you are is what you’ve learned and experienced. Contemplating that is a good thing. It helps you understand yourself. What is stifling is when you contemplate who you are versus the world around you. When you compare and contrast yourself to the people and world around you is when you lose your freedom. Understanding who you are is empowering. Not giving a flying fuck about how it ranks against others is the liberating part. 😉

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    • Contemplation of self in my opinion leads to the same conclusion. “Who I am” is nothing more than a passing idea, temporarily locked in an unstable configuration of matter and light. Lack of self-importance arises from both perspectives.

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  2. In a truly equal simulation or world, one would not have to think about identity: gender, sex, race, religion … a dose of Buddha for sobering simulations. True enough.

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    • I don’t believe anything is axiomatic. I think solving the problems in front of me and experiencing fulfillment will wipe away the need to ask existential questions, but that’s just me.


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