Freedom to Think

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Author, commentator, poet, and fellow journeyer -

Dedicated to becoming one of the worlds great listeners

Our time seems to me precious so I recommend using momentous care

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Journeys of Jackman ..The wanderings, musings, learning and thoughts from one man     who woke up

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All of my reactions are an entirely rational response to a completely crazy world

Hello, welcome to my crazy disorganized world, spend as long as  you like. Think of this I guess as a comfy armchair for your mind, squirm about, toss the cushions onto the floor, join an astonishing 120000 visitors, across now some five years, who came, and who stayed a while.

Pull up your feet and make yourself at home, 'Me Casa su Casa'.... Oh and if you leave with even an iota more than you arrived with, then  I think we are both growing from this moment of union..... Much more inside including information about four books in print, including the brand new 'Wise Hermione' the recently published 'parable of responsibility' commentators have observed as 'a tale for our times'


May the universe treat you well


Warmly David

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For all his bluster it is the sad triumph of man that he cannot choose his destiny, only how he will face it

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Watch out for the Ricochet

I am learning about the benefits of predictive information, that gauge of what is likely from the significant people around us that gives the mental security we seem to crave.


I also  learn that people don't always do what we predict, and so like a gunslinger you cannot always be sure;  so I do advise




And the architect spoke, and he said.

‘How can I be the victim of something that I so carefully designed?’

All hope abandon ye who enter here - Dante Alighieri


In Dante's Divine Comedy the first portal is the journey through ten realms of Hell

Inferno ...  Where the poet and Virgil his guide discover the sins of the human self.


And at the end of all it is betrayal that sits at the root.


In philosophy class this week we discussed Plato and The Tyranny within, that gives birth to The Tyrant without.


At the core the six Tyrants that exist within each one of us Plato suggested are: Anger, fear, jealousy, desire, pleasure, and pain. And so to immerse in any or all unconsciously is I think Plato suggested a betrayal of the self, and of those for whom we are given the burden to care.


And though Dante and Plato lived many centuries apart, seemingly the people change little and so I stumble upon more guidance on my path


Life is hard because it is meant to be, our betrayal seems in deliberately making it harder. Reading list this week Viktor Frankl's - Mans search for Meaning .... Phew