Tuesday, 13 October 2009

one of the three great forces

i want to post on the recent nobel prize announcements, especially one of personal interest, the prize for physiology and medicine. however, i've been far too busy (for my own good), and don't really want to botch it up with a hasty and insufficient entry. hence, i'll settle for a little reminder (to myself) of the deadly sin: greed

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed
-mahatma gandhi

it is not something new in my personal life, to feel that we have more than we need, but never enough of what we greed, and this quote succinctly puts into words what i have thought up in convolution and in extraneous length. for the existentialists, an elegant, and somewhat romantic, way to phrase it is also

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

upon (some) request, i'll try to post an 'introduction to philosophy' soon. as a disclaimer, i'm just going to go ahead and say, no, i'm not in the knowhow on the subject. but i do have (a somewhat vested) interest in it, and if by posting i can entice one reader to follow through, i will have done a job tenfold of what i intend. i'll see you then!

p/s: the other two are fear and stupidity.

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