Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Think about it.

Olá! Desejo-lhe umas boas férias!

Life is a strange thing, to quote G.W.F. Hegel (1770 – 1831) “The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk.”
Only after the end of an age can philosophers realize what it was about. And by then it’s too late to change things.

“The life of man [is] solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” – Thomas Hobbes (1588 – 1679)
Man is born free, and he is everywhere in chains, we find ourselves living a savage, impossible life without education and the protection of the state. Human nature is bad: we’ll prey on one another in the most vicious ways. No doubt the state imposes on our liberty in an overwhelming way.

“I think therefore I am” – René Descartes (1596 – 1650)


Socialist Mariah said...

Gohir, you strike me as being a little bit Socialist today with your comments on mankind and it's ills. I just thought you might like this quote from well known Socialist activist William Morris (yes he of the prints and poetry) - I think this says it all.

Then all Mine and all Thine shall be Ours, and no more shall any man crave
For riches that serve for nothing but to fetter a friend for a slave.

Human nature is indeed bad, we only wish to gain power over each other and only through throwing off the shackles of capitalism can we truly get rid of this base nature and work towards the common good.

Or maybe that's not really what you were getting at? Maybe once again it's all about the "sleep" - or lack of it?

Hope not.

Anonymous said...

Just because it is Shaheed Dibash, must you be such a martyr?

Gohir said...

You are now officially a nob, Rosa!

russell hobbs said...

'nob' has a 'k' at the beginning. you fucking knob.

hairy foreskin said...

interesting supposition Mariah but I think that our mutual friend is coming from more of an existential philosophical angle than imparting any socialist principals. Either way I applaud the recent move up the brow he has made for The Gohir Way of Life. It shows that he is aware of his audience, their wants and needs and responds to it, thereby extolling socialist hang on a minute...

and seeing as everybody is going quote crazy just now, here's one from the beatles:

"and in the end
the love you take
is equal to
the love you make"

Gohir said...

I have consulted my faithful companion the "Urban Dictionary" and it says:

Some one that is a cross between a dork and a freak. Some one that is a loser and can be easily made fun of.

"Whoa that guy is a complete nob!"

pedro said...

urban dictionary is for fucking knobs. you fucking knob.

Gohir said...

Sorry Gary, The Urban Dictionary has spoken.