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Thoughts for the Sharing

Consider that if there be truth to the diet nazi's claim that you become what you eat then the conundrum of the male feminist is neatly explained.

There is a substantial difference between being free, and being in control of the tyranny wherein one is incarcerated.

Isn't it a funny thing, how the children of the gay all speak Spanish.

Never loan a lesbian your caulking gun... once she figures out what it's good for she'll never give it back.

It takes a very large herd to get anything done when public education has converted the entire society into politically correct one trick ponies. No wonder bdsm is on the upswing.

There is no fortress harder to assault than a nuerosis defended by a knowledge of psychology.

If I meet someone and among the first things they reveal about themselves is their religion? If they make it a point to lead off by saying they're a Christian? My first thought is always to wonder what secret sin has such command of their life they feel compelled to give everyone they meet fair warning in advance.

As a consequence of the law of averages it is a given that the higher your level of art the smaller a viable audience you have, the bell curve of human intelligence and sensitivity sets the numbers. And what's worse is the fewer who can understand your art the more viciously and vociferously the critics representing the average will attack at any and every opportunity.

The handle on your spoon should always be at least as long as the chord tangent from the bottom of your bowl to the rim, rough numbers some three quarters of the diameter... otherwise? You get to fish your spoon out of the bottom of your soup, which just doesn't do the soup or your fingers any good at all.

One of the cruelest things you can do is do someone's homework for them. You've just robbed them of something they're going to need from now on. You see someone doing a child's homework for them? Report them to child welfare, because that is child abuse, pure and simple.

One of the thoughts the world really, really needs to wrap its' head around is some way to put an end to the lie that sexy ends when children begin... I'd say a good fourth of our society's problems have that lie deeply imbedded in their foundation.

One of the most powerful weapons anyone can own is an understanding of what motivates his enemy, and what price his enemy pays from the other elements of his life to maintain that motivation. It is possible to overdrive them to the point they self destruct.

So many think they want to fit in, be part of the whole... many never do feel that, and for them that's a sadness. But what is sadder is those who do fit in, and then years later realize what they fit themselves to is a set of chains that make true freedom of self impossible. The lonely can find friends, companionship among the other outcasts. The chained must find a hacksaw.

Be careful of the word freedom. It is a noble word, a noble thought, and yet still a dangerous thought in ways very few ever realize. The word freedom should never be allowed to stand alone, it should always be keeping company with the question "freedom from what?" To many will say freedom and mean freedom from responsibility and become parasitic thinking they are free when in reality they are enslaved to whatever or whoever serves as their host. Others will say freedom, and mean freedom from the emotional burden of caring, with the end result being they become callous and a lean bit to the cruel side, they are free of the very thing needed to avoid hurting others without intent. It happens all the time, look around at the people in your world, it won't take you half an hour to see examples. Freedom is a noble thought, but it needs understanding to keep it from setting a life free to starve in abject loneliness, if not some worse fate.

You save water by showering with a friend, but you save energy by turning down the cold, not turning up the hot.

The order things happen can make quite a difference. For example, if you think first of the things you can't do instead of thinking first of the things you can do? You'll end up poisoning your own life with despair.

Since the appetites of humanity are reasonably consistent the best way to estimate the degree of hypocrisy in a strange town is to observe the ratio of churches to pubs to meat-market singles bars. If it ain't going on in one place it is most likely going on in the other.

At the end of the day poetry is still just the most elegant of speach impediments... it's the thought that counts, as always.

Social momentum: what happens when the liberals can't believe there can be a solution for a problem the conservatives can't believe exists.

I'm afraid that in the end ART is simply the illusion of purpose painted over that which is simply... pretty.

The first casualty of war is always innocence.

It's easier to convince a liberal you have to be able to pay for it than it is to convince a conservative you have to be willing to imagine it.

Understand, "ANGEL" is a career choice, not another species.

It is said we should learn to laugh at ourselves, lest we come to take ourselves to seriously. Possibly true, but if so then one should never laugh more than once or twice at the same event... more than that becomes self abuse.

A small, but potent, tidbit of a thought: those who think they know? They are the ones who never learn anything more.

How dumb is it, to ask for an apology from someone you won't believe anyway?

It is a fact that one cannot forgive what one cannot admit to themselves, and it is widely held as true that what one can't forgive one must take with them when they leave mortality for the eternal.

Why in Disguise? by cyranosdemet

I’m procrastinating, yes sir (or ma’am, as the case may be), I am.  I should be writing an essay concerning David Hume, to be specific being very specific as to why it wouldn’t be very likely he’d believe anyone is getting into heaven.  Eh, ok, if you insist.  In a little bit, ok?  Lemme get this out of the way first.  In a sorta sideways fashion it’s even related, being as how Hume’s AR (hint: reference old psychology) rants and atheistic rambles dancing around in me brain to some old Elvis music (about something that some, including myself,  have observed as an effect begging a  search for a cause, one that had Hume ever noticed during the excessively libertine entertainments history records of him, that he might entertain the question in the court of  his acutely logical mind, would have tilted his world most severely) is what most likely kicked my thoughts in this direction in the first place. 

Folks, I’m talking primarily to the prevailing belief structures of my native land and culture, those descended from the tent of Abraham.  It’s hard fact they are massively patriarchal, everything  is set masculine. Of course the pagan folk primarily revere a Goddess (so they’re off the hook, sort of, but not really, and I’m not even gonna tip off into the eastern religions, don’t know enough about ‘em to do justice to what they believe), so perhaps they’ve already dealt on this thought. 

Anyway, to the point of the issue: how come in formal religion references to a feminine  source of feminine evil are scarce as hens teeth?  Since our culture is quite obviously in the process of reorganizing itself gender balanced (in theory, actually it’s leaning matriarchal in point of fact, but hey, quarter-wave tuning is a fact in more modes of thought than just engineering) then by rights about now the fourth generation feminists should be campaigning to excavate some thought pertinent to explaining how setting the devil as a masculine presence could be anything but blatantly patronizing to the women folk of the world, surely Shirley in the fullness of her feminist empowered wisdom wouldn’t take a bite out of that apple, not twice, no way, just look what happened the last time… c’mon, someone step up to the plate and explain it like we’re all five years old: why should the devil (format that thought to suit your own beliefs, there’s a corollary in every religion) be an exclusively male presence? 

Isn’t an oversight of such scale nothing more than just a most convenient hypocrisy allowing that same old gender bias you contest everywhere else to remain in place to serve the needs of your emotional comfort?  Or is it even more than that?  Why don’t we ask Jolene, that quintessential American Woman for her thoughts on the matter?  Why must we all remain Dazed and Confused on the subject, as often as not leaving the liberated women folk (you know, Hume’s libertine playmates) to take some pretty heavy long term damage to their lives as a consequence of temptation misrepresenting itself as of exclusively masculine motive?  Could this perhaps be to allow the feminine forms free to operate unchecked?  Could it be this oversight serves yet another master, the cause of masculine sexual hypocrisy?  After all, when Miss Molly’s house of fine repute burned to the ground it was the Reverend himself seen leading the charge out the back door… in his underwear.  Oh well.  Enough social sarcasm for one day, it’s time I got back to work.  Later folks.

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enigmaticsmile Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave on "lost art of the previous occupant." :)
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AngelsSolace Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! :)
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KelaLewis-Morin Jul 30, 2013  Student Writer
thank you for the fav and comment it means a lot to me :)
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Thanks for the watch.
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KelaLewis-Morin Jul 14, 2013  Student Writer
thank you for the comments :)
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Moon-Crafter Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for visiting
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:iconcyranosdemet:
Most welcome, and thank you for the glimpse into a world quite different from my own.

*chuckle* DevArt: 1 part "Stranger in a Strange Land", 1 part "Stranger in Paradise" and 3 parts "Truckin' (what a long strange trip its' been...)"

I'm sure I'll visit again, there is a depth in your writing I can full appreciate. Good to meet you Cissy.
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Moon-Crafter Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You may come anytime. Someone as eloquent as you is most welcome. :D
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DanStefan Oct 3, 2012   Photographer
Hello Fred !

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All the best !
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ersatz-moon Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey :heart: wow. i loved your gallery, your poems and words are phenomenal...you have a thing with words~
maybe you could read mine? :thumb297394046:
i'd love some feedback :heart:
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:iconcyranosdemet:
Hello! Most pleased to meet you, and thank you, so do you.
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ersatz-moon Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i was wonderinh if your username is related to the movie cyrano. i loved that movie. (:
and sorry for the wrong thumbnail, could you please give me a feedback on my newest poem? it woul dmean a lot coming from you
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:iconcyranosdemet:
PinkPromise, I’ll be delighted to comment on your latest work. As for my pen name? *chuckle* I’ve been asked that question before, the full story of how it came to be is told here: [link] .
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alapip Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
if you're of a mind, 'nos, i've never seen
a good debate on Ayn Rand.

in today's DLDs - [link]

:)pip
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:iconcyranosdemet:
*chuckle* I popped a burst across his bow, we'll see what he comes back with. I've glanced at some of his other work, he might make an interesting sparring partner.
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alapip Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i might have to regret linking
you to his article, nos. don't
forget you've been discussing
Rand for decades, where he is
a student, maybe for the most
part just parroting what he's
been recently taught.

so, be nice... ok? ;)

yes, he does seem to be a bright
young fella.
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:iconcyranosdemet:
I'll play fair... and if he is a student then I might provide enough diversity of perspective to empower his studies out of the academic and into reality... lord knows the academic establishments aren't going to encourage anything beyond their stock outa the box indoctrinations they're substituting for an aducation.
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:iconxlntwtch:
I put you on my :+devwatch: finally.
Late I know, but now I can roam your gallery and page a bit, if you don't mind.
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:iconcyranosdemet:
Hi, and thanks for noticing my works, for the many faves. I can't really say how good it is to meet someone who understands where I'm coming from, it doesn't happen often :-)
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:iconxlntwtch:
No, it doesn't happen often.
I rarely 'meet' many here besides folks too busy at a uni or in high school. ;)
You're welcome for the faves.
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just a chance encounter

I enjoyed it...

I'll be back
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:iconcyranosdemet:
Hi, and thanks for stopping by. May I invite you to my blog [link] where I post my serious work?
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xlntwtch Feb 5, 2012   Writer
Interesting "Thoughts"...
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