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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On jews, palestinians, soccer team fans, nationalism and trip hop

Why on earth do we make such a big fuss about our identity? Why can’t we just live as human beings with our apparent differences? Why the division? Would everything have been solved if there were just one global holy book? Or if everybody believed there is no god? Would there still be war for territory without any borders across the world? Do we really need these imaginary things to get along? Continue reading

meditations on living, thinking & observing