Archive | July 14, 2006

Friday Philosopher of the Week

It’s time to play Friday Philospher of the week:

May I present Jean-Paul Sartre
http://www.philosophypages.com/ph/sart.htm

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.

Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.

It is only in our decisions that we are important.

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.

Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.

Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.

When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.

Double Geminis and Mercury Retrogrades are a really bad combination at least for me. If I’m in a good mood which I am I exhibit all the signs of the ADHD they tried to treat when I was six before they gave up. Motor mouth with the attention span of a gnat. Actually gnats are probably more focused. It’s a very good thing I do not drink the department coffee because this morning they said it was premium grade leaded. Just on ice tea ma’am.

When I was six my first grade teacher made my parents put me on Ritalin. This lasted about a week because no matter how they halved, quartered etc the pill, I couldn’t stay awake, kept waking up in the nurse’s office. So they gave up. It was mostly because I could read already by the time I hit her class and that was all she could teach. Dick and Jane were a dead bore. I was reading my way through all the Oz books and the orange covered Biography series of famous people as children in the church library.

Plus she hated my roaming eye so she used to send me on errands all over the school so she didn’t have to look at me.

Not to mention that the Pirates soundtrack has an excellent Hornpipe which was one of my favourite dances when I was learning Highland dance and I want to try it badly.

When I’m in a bad mood and it hits I can’t think so this is better. But all I want to do is roam and play games and talk today like a 5 year old.

Can you say wired, boys and girls?