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Re^2: Musings on the Basics....

by BJ_Covert_Action (Beadle)
on Apr 08, 2009 at 07:04 UTC ( #756249=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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Well I must say that it is only a problem I noted because this kind of revelation/learning has only just started in my own journey/experience/life. Frankly, college turned me into an answer-addicted nutcase hellbent on nothing more than the next best grade and the desire for the world to end so that my suffering, too, would end.

It wasn't until college was nearing an end, when I happened upon a particular book regarding technology, philosophy, learning, and life in general (and even more than that), that I was reminded to stop and code the roses. Only being a year out of college (and seeing the quick-fix attitude at my current job in full effect), I am just now starting to realize what a rare philosophy this type of appreciation is. It is funny to me that, as technology becomes more embedded in so many people's lives, so few people move to truly understand any of it.

Ah well, as you did mention, those few that do come along for the love, not the lust, make it so very fulfilling (the love helps with the fulfilling part as well).

Cheers.

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Re^3: Musings on the Basics....
by planetscape (Chancellor) on Apr 08, 2009 at 18:29 UTC
    It wasn't until college was nearing an end, when I happened upon a particular book regarding technology, philosophy, learning, and life in general (and even more than that), that I was reminded to stop and code the roses.

    Out of curiosity, the name of this book is ... ?

    HTH,

    planetscape
      "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values" - Robert M. Pirsig

      "Lila", his second book is also interesting, though I must say without some knowledge of the title choice, it loses much of its effect.

      If you're looking for a good read, I do highly recommend the first title.

Re^3: Musings on the Basics....
by gwadej (Chaplain) on Apr 08, 2009 at 13:25 UTC

    I was late to work this morning because two people were apparently unaware of a basic physical principle that two objects can't reside in the same location at the same time.

    I continue to be amazed that people can survive without even a basic understanding of physics, technology, or a number of other subjects. (Then again, my understanding of the humanities is probably sub-par to some.<shrug/>)

    G. Wade

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