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The neon lights within go out but once a lifetime. Let's try and make it a fruitful one. This knowledge and wisdom of being open to goodness is our default state. Try not to disrupt the trend and keep an open mind. How do you become the man you want to be? And is it a good man or a selfish man?

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Open to being Open

Exhortation to Learning

A handsome man guards his image a while;
a good man will one day take on beauty.

- Sappho (630-570 BC) - Translated by Willis Barnstone

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Open to being Open

Inspired by Sappho (630-570 BC)'s poem; Exhortation to Learning as translated by Willis Barnstone;

A handsome man guards his image a while;
a good man will one day take on beauty.

The neon lights within go out but once a lifetime. Let's try and make it a fruitful one. This knowledge and wisdom of being open to goodness is our default state. Try not to disrupt the trend and keep an open mind. How do you become the man you want to be? And is it a good man or a selfish man?

Sappho wrote an Exhortation to Learning as a plea for a lover to be patient in love and to take a slower approach to courtship than a rush through the relationship. She also wrote in the text that her first step in learning to be in love was to see and listen to the best of what nature had to offer, such as that which was found in the moonlight. It is therefore clear that her first writing in the genre of poetry concerned herself with this aspect of being in love.

Sappho relates in her text that the moon "is our star." She then goes on to say that the moon conceals "the stars." In other words, the moon does not shine through all night but only when there is no sun. The moon thus provides the perfect opportunity for a lover to learn to "seize" the moonlit night. If one can master the techniques of watching the moon through the "moon glasses," then he or she may be able to "seize" the opportunity to become a moonlight star. There is a saying that a woman should not put too much stock in a man's looks. Sappho on the other hand would recommend that women should not give too much importance to a man's looks, but rather his ability to see the good in everything.

Sappho reminds the reader of the importance of the moon in the relationship by advising that lovers should spend at least twelve months of the year with the moon in the sky. She also notes that some men are born with a gift for seeing things that cannot be seen by the eye. He must also be patient because sometimes a woman is in no mood to see the good in the moon. Sappho reminds the lover that he must understand the female psyche and what it is that she is seeking. After all, she is very different from a man. And as we all know, there is much difference between a man and a woman.

Common is a Subset of Knowledge

Inspired by John Locke (1632-1704)'s quote, "New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common."

Is emergent Phenomenology a forme of Existentialism? It is according to me, without historicity. Rhyme nor reason are the incipit origin of the idea, for this would be Platonic and Being so makes it an Ontology of sorts. The sorting function makes it beautiful and defines my particular brand of Aesthetics, a footnote to something new (again). Möbius!

John Locke: Political Theory

John Locke introduced a radical concept of political theory deduced in part from his famous theory that a person acquires property rights when he combines his labor with the land that he uses. He also believes that people are morally entitled to self-government, especially free government of their territories. John Locke's views have had a profound influence on the development of Western political thought and, by extension, international relations. It was, and remains, an important influence.

Political theories are the most significant part of any political philosophy. Most people don't even know that this was a political theory until they have been exposed to a political discussion. The concept of right or wrong is important in political conversations. It is the keystone of all of the rest. The term "right" is really not so much a term that we use to describe something that has certain characteristics but rather it is a descriptive term, or a thing that has certain properties. A property is anything that is being used as a means to an end or something that has value. For example, when you go to the grocery store and buy milk you are using a particular piece of property for the value that is being assigned to the milk by a private owner.

The importance of this is that even the most seemingly innocent questions can have very far reaching implications, as we see with the situation with Jason P. Paretsky, who had an online business and did not own a home to live out of his business. He became the victim of identity theft and ended up losing all of the money that he had made and was able to no longer make his mortgage payment. Identity theft does not just happen to people but also to businesses and it does affect people that own homes.

Wealth of the Mind, Not the Bank Account

Inspired by György Lukács (1885-1971)'s quote, "Unmediated concepts ... veil the relations between objects. ... They are, therefore, objects of knowledge, but the object which is known through them is not the capitalist system of production itself, but the ideology of its ruling class."

Unmediated self-interest is the charge Marxism accuses the powerful of wielding. Their proposal is to deconstruct all power structures of authority under the common and exaggerated threat of capitalism. The wealthy minded create a currency with an innate mechanism of inflation that pays nothing but a lifetime of dividends.

Keep an Open Mind to Anyone Who Will Listen

Inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)'s quote, "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."

​Criticism is easy from the lofty perch of one's perspective, entertaining a pluralistic sensibility isn't easy to do. Running multiple counterfactuals in counterpoint to your own epistemological ontology is a brain-bending exercise in convergent and divergent thought. The upside is understanding.

Criticism is a way of seeing and understanding things. If a critic is able to see the positive side of a writer's work, they will be able to make their judgment about the work that has not been positively received by others. The term 'critique' came into being during the Renaissance, and it meant different things to different people. Millar's The Fictional Method of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1964) is the first work-length written criticism devoted solely to Fitzgerald's work.

The most prominent feature of criticism for F. Scott Frank's The Fountainhead (1952) was its focus on the internal aspects of the story. In the process of this analysis, Millar makes clear how much of the power behind the story is attributed to the author's thoughts. This can be seen in the dialogue between the characters of the story, where we are presented with an interesting view of the inner workings of the mind of the writer. Critics of the time found the author's dialogue so entertaining that many of them were willing to admit that it was the story itself that was the real strength of the work, rather than a particular aspect of it. In later works of the same genre, Millar would return to examining the 'artistic' aspects of the story, while remaining true to his early focus on the inner workings of the story.

F. Scott Frank has made a name for himself in the field of criticism. In addition to the many books that have been written about him, he has also published several short stories, one of which is entitled 'The Short Story'. In addition to the short stories that he has written, there have also been a number of articles written about his life and works. In recent years, he has become a literary celebrity, with many of his works having achieved great popularity in the literary community. His books and short stories are widely admired by readers and critics alike, and his short stories have enjoyed a number of critical accolades.

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