Tag Archives: freedom

eThoughts : Courage

Forget the dictionary definition on this one—we’re venturing forth without it. What does it take to realize and practice freedom and determinism, the consequences of each, along with acceptance and goodness of fit? I’m thinking it takes realizing and practicing our courage. I think we should lift the veil that makes courage an attribute for […]

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eThoughts : March 1, 2012: Goodness of Fit

Okay, freedom seems to interact with determinism and vice versa. There are consequences in any case. Acceptance of the consequences, despite how much work we might face because of those consequences, seems important for our overall health. Besides, if we fully understand there are consequences as a result of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, we might […]

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eThoughts : Consequences, Part II

Perhaps consequences have not much been the lead sled dog in our framing of reality because arguments about freedom or determinism or morality seem so much more spectacular, if a bit ambiguous. For instance we can be inundated with dictums such as, be good go to heaven, be bad go to hell. Kill for sport […]

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eThoughts : February 1, 2010: Pain and Mobility

I went in on January 18, 2010 to have the so-called hip-replacement surgery. The spinal block didn’t take as needed so I was given general anesthesia. I went to sleep and woke up what seemed like an instant later in the recovery room. The surgery went well and now my attention is turned to preventing […]

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eThoughts : July 1, 2009: Commencement, Graduation, Discipline, Freedom, and Stewardship

I was not the keynote speaker, but I was asked to give a speech at graduation—a tough job I think. I’ve heard a ton of them before during these ceremonies and I only remember part of one. But I think there is something to be noted, so I noted it and kept it short—under five […]

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eThoughts : What Our Soldiers are NOT Fighting For

It’s been yet another run in which human lack of responsibility has reigned in the local arena. The ongoing effects of irresponsible dog owners, drivers, neighbors and music, cell-phone users, tossed-trash, and, well, add infinitum, sometimes seems to trump peace and beauty. Freedom and liberty and privacy cannot be used as an excuse to avoid […]

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eThoughts : The Philosophical Umbrella

Part of the series It’s All Been Said Before™ (© 2006), a division of Book-In-A-Drawer Publications.™ In these perilous times, or in any time, is there one overall perspective that should be guiding humanity? Would such a perspective be the umbrella under which many a behavior and mental process would occur—the ideal-to-construct process? Sometimes it […]

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Renewal Six : Choice Eventually Limits Choice

(For another look at the idea of choice, go to: Freedom, Choice, and Enlightment in eThoughts.) Innocence is something that we seem to admire and protect. It is that openness, those eyes, that trust, the radiant luster that is attractive because it is easy to deal with. We don’t have to figure someone out. We […]

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