Category Archives: the angry years

The resistance to change

People complain, people want change, and in the end, does it ever change? Does existence on this planet really change for the better, apart from the technological and medical progress? Have we ever evolved psychologically? Do we have more happy, fulfilling lives than a few millennia ago? Are we actually more depressed than ever before, or is it simply the fate of mankind to live in misery? Do we learn from our history, or do we use it to justify the same mistakes over and over again? Is it impossible to change our way of thinking, or do we prevent it from happening? Most importantly, do we really want things to ever change? Continue reading

The pursuit of happiness

Have you ever thought about what it means to be happy? Not what some philosopher or artist has said or written, but what it actually means to you and to somebody else? Have you ever wondered why you ask these questions? Is there any difference between being happy and being lucky? Continue reading

“Ontoscopy” what does it mean?

ontos: from Greek on (gen. ontos) = “being” (prp. of einai “to be”)
scopy: from Greek skopos = “seeing,” from skopein = “to watch.”

Some people have been wondering why i named this blog project “ontoscopy 101”, which, of course, i did not choose for no reason. Continue reading

On loneliness

As some may know, loneliness – to feel lonely, isolated – has been a longtime hangup of mine. For more than a decade, to be precise, but that is a closed chapter now. Aloneness – to be alone – is still my main M.O., and the blues still get me from time to time.
Fortunately, i have learned quite a few things about this phenomenon, through many years of feeling, looking, writing, acting, reacting, thinking and unthinking. To spare you the time and trouble, i here present to you some observational shortcuts.
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