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Appealing to Absolute Certainty

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The offer of certainty, the offer of complete security, the offer of an impermeable faith that cant give way, is an offer of something not worth having; I want to live my life taking the risk all the time that I dont know anything like enough yet; that I havent understood enough; that I cant know enough; that Im always hungrily operating on the margins of a potentially great harvest of future knowledge and wisdom, I wouldnt have it any other way, and I'd urge you look at those of you who tell you, those people who tell you, at your age, that youre dead until you believe as they do. What a terrible thing to be telling to children and that you can only live by accepting an absolute authority. Dont think of that as a gift, think of it as a poisoned chalice; push it aside, however tempting it is. Take the risk of thinking for yourself. Much more happiness, truth, beauty and wisdom will come to you that way.


Christopher Hitchens, from closing remarks in a debate at Prestonwood Christian Academy , November 2010

 

Thought I might share one of my favourite CH quotes with all you fellow lovely GSers out there!

Life, Death and All the Sh*t In-between

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So my Grandfather died last week. He was 92.

After attending the funeral with my family, meeting his old friends, and sharing stories about him, I was confronted with my own mortality. He was lucky enough to have lived well into old age, but the hard truth of life is that we don't all get that far.

A day later, my fathers friend died from brain cancer at age 50.Life is random, and sometimes overwhelmingly so.

There's far too much anger and self-preservation going on in the world today. People are deluded, and obsess over monetary rewards in their lives and material possessions. I realized that too much time in my own life is spent avoiding my family, or being someone I may grow to hate. Many of my friends, including myself, spend hours upon hours trying to 'figure our lives out' instead of simply living them.

Now, don't misunderstand me. It's important to plan for the future, and I'm not advocating blindly hurtling toward something with no thought of what you're doing....but it's extremely easy to overthink what we do, and become caught up in the abstraction of thoughts. Life is too short to be constantly thinking about everything.

When I took my turn spreading his remains on the rose garden in the cemetary, I came to somewhat of a personal realization. That all you really leave behind in this world is the good will you spread around. His wealth and job was of little importance, but moreso was his character and his ability to make people smile. Amongst his friends and family, the most remembered aspect of his being was his hearty laugh, and his appetite for good food.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but I just needed to vent a little. Be a good person, and live with principles. Smile, help people, and be humble without pride. It's what you'll really be remembered for. I hope I can live as honorably as he did.

Do you ever have one of those days...

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You know, those days. Those days when you anticipate sleep half an hour before the end of your shift at work. Those days when you expect smooth sailing, but end up lost and sea. Those days when you pour yourself a bowl of cereal, add the milk, and then realize it's six weeks past the expiry date. You ever have one of those days?

But seriously, it's friday so naturally we excited.

Beeeeeeeem

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It has come to my attention that many of my American friends are unaware of Trailer Park Boys....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailer_park_boys

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It's by far one of THE funniest shows I've ever seen in my life (and I watch quite a few t.v. shows; the office, it's always sunny in philidelphia, weeds, 30 rock...etc).

I was pretty bored and decided to post this after a conversation with one of my friends from down south. I was surprised to learn that, even with satellite television, he has still never witness the antics of Ricky, Bubbles and Julian.

Procrastinating...

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...is fun, you all should try it more often. Getting absolutely NO work done is a really amazing feeling, and I implore each and every one of you to try it out.

I've also been thinking about my life recently and what goals I would like to have achieved in the next five years or so. Basically, I will finish off University (with decent grades) and proceed from there.

Still not sure if I want to stay with my current major (Psych), but I've decided that, for now, I'm going to tough it out and give it a chance. I've considered changing my major already, but I've decided to give it a little time....to let myself adjust completely to University life as it's radically different from any schooling I've had previously.

I have also decided that my physical health comes before everything else in my life; so in turn I've made going to the gym and running top priorities.

I haven't really been able to play many videogames lately, mostly because of school, but I somehow managed to finish off Dead Space. I wasn't expecting the game to be that good. Seriously, the game is absolutely amazing. The atmosphere, dialogue, storyline...it's all pretty key. The only qualm I have with the game is that the enemies seem to get a little repetitive at some times, but that can be understood, as the enemies themselves were amazing.

Well, that's all that's on my mind right now. Perhaps I'll post another blog soon...maybe.

Haven't posted in a while.

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I realize probably nobody will ever read this, but I gotta say, what is good?

I haven't really been on Gamespot in a while due to transitions in my life (University WOOT) that may include sleeping patterns. So yea, it's been a while. Sue me.

My courses this year seem to be exciting; lest Cultural Anthropology make me drown in my own sweat (god that building is warm). I'm taking psych 1100(human dynamics and behavioural studies) and 1200(principles of behaviour), Cultural Anthropology and Sociology:Crime and Criminal Justice. So far they're all pretty interesting....I can only hope that interest persists.

-out

Level 70.

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Well, last week, on friday, at around 10 pm EST I hit level 70...for the second time. I now have a 70 Draenei Shaman (Roxorloops) and a 70 Gnome Rogue (Tetris).

Tetris is on the realm Azuremyst and Roxorloops is on the realm Bladefist. :)

level 60.

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I am now level 60 on Bladefist. My shaman is decently geared. Check him out if you wish, his name is Roxorloops.

Well...

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It seems i have reactivated my World of Warcraft account and am now playing as a draenei Shaman.

Name : Roxorloops (youtube it)

Server : Bladefist

Level : (currently) 22

My WoW issues...

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I love World of Warcraft; don't get me wrong. But I am beggining to realize what a time sink it really was...

screw it.

I'm thinking about playing alliance, possibly either a human warrior/pally/priest, or a dwarf hunter. I will decide over the next few days, and after that, renew my account, and start from scratch.

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