Abuse, Alienation From Self, Authenticity, Being True To Yourself, Community, Ethics, Eudaimonia, Human Nature, Life, Living, Morals, Oppression, Quality of Life, Relationships, Self-Flourishing, Society, Well Being

When It’s Cool to Try to Change Someone

In our world
Are things which should never be violated
That are violated.

A Death in the Spring

Is not the question a bit more complex than “to be or not to be”?  To live or to die?

For if we chose to live, then question becomes what is the good life, the best life our species of great ape is allowed by the gods to aspire to?

That’s one question no sane person wants to screw up when answering.  What is the best life we can live?

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Cultural Traits, Culture, Education, Human Nature, Learning, Poetry

Do Nothing

A sacred blessing of human nature
Is that any child can be raised
To shirk injustice done to others.

An obscene curse of human nature
Is that any child can be raised
To embrace injustice done to others.

Merely do nothing
And it’s evil
For the win.


“Do Nothing” was inspired by a poem written by Yonnie, and which can be found here.

Consciousness, Cultural Change, Cultural Traits, Culture, Education, Hope, Human Nature, Humanism, Learning, Life, Living, Memes, Nature, Quality of Life, Self, Self Image, Society, Spirituality

Humans are Myth-Makers. Always Have Been, Always Will be.

Young people learn so much so fast,  so furiously fast, you’re always surprised how fast they learn not to learn.

They move so fast at first you think they are about to escape the gravity of human nature.  You might even think you see in them the fabled generation.  The generation that is about to show that human nature bends upward, advances, progresses — at least now and then.

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Humor

What Ben Franklin Really Said…

FROM: Paul “Scholar” Sunstone
TO: Jane Basil
SUBJECT: The Truth!

It’s obscene, Jane.  Perfectly obscene!

Naturally, I can only be referring to the utterly profane habit people have of misquoting Ben Franklin.

“Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

Rubbish!

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Annoying Questions

Paul’s Annoying Ten-Gallon Questions

What portion of all the men you have personally known were more on the jerk side than the decent side in the ways they treated women?

What portion of all the women you have personally known were more on the jerk side than the decent side in the ways they treated men?

Emotions, Envy, Free Spirit, Human Nature, Ideas, Life, Living, Quality of Life, Spirituality, Well Being

How to Get Rid of Negative Emotions

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Paul offers his advice on how to deal with envy and all other negative emotions, for he believes they are all best dealt with using the same technique.

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THE CRITICS EXPLODE! “C’est très ironic that Monsieur le Grand Fraud American of Blogging, Paul Sunstone, professes the wisdom to know how to deal with negative feelings!  As expected, he does not in his post ‘Negative Emotions’ submit to us any greater evidence for his fraudulent claims to wisdom in this matter than he ever even once submitted the innumerable victims of his youthful beddings to the actual pleasures of sex. Zut! Most of his victims were domestic animals, anyway.  It is très ironique, precisely because the only feeling the Grand Fraud has ever provoked from any citizen of our world community of bloggers has consistently been the feeling that Paul Sunstone must of absolute necessity be summarily guillotined.  The logic of the feeling is inescapable, no?  We must remove his head to protect ourselves from the offense that is he.  Protect ourselves and, not incidentally,  our domestic animals.”   — Aloyse Leblanc, Le Critique Passionné de Blog, “La Tribune Linville”, Linville, France.

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Courtship, Fun, God, Human Nature, Ideas, Judgementalism, Life, Love, Lovers, Marissa Callahan, Play

The Manner in Which You and I Resonate

(About a 4 minute read)

FROM: Paul Sunstone
To: Marissa “Free Spirited” Callahan
SUBJECT: I’m Back Like a Tornado to a Trailer Park!

Pray be so kind as to drop your pants.

FROM: Marissa “Free Spirited” Callahan
TO: Paul Sunstone
SUBJECT: Re: I’m Back Like a Tornado to a Trailer Park!

Please specify your initial offer re:  opening negotiations for the friendship of my upper thighs.

FROM: Paul Sunstone
To: Marissa “Free Spirited” Callahan
SUBJECT: Re: I’m Back Like a Tornado to a Trailer Park!

Um…don’t know. Maybe, you’re pretty?

FROM: Marissa “Free Spirited” Callahan
TO: Paul Sunstone
SUBJECT: Re: I’m Back Like a Tornado to a Trailer Park!

Demand clarification at once! Is your aim my upper thighs or my toenail clippings? Please specify!

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