Umbrella Policies and the Ability to Respond

You are free, and that is why you are lost.
— Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
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I was Lost, But Now I am Found, Lost in Translation

Umbrella Policies and the Ability to Respond

You are free, and that is why you are lost.
— Franz Kafka (1883-1924)

The titled responsion is...

The catchall phrase is an insurance policy of sorts, translated and downplayed by the probabilities of our safer selves. If freedom restricts our ability to respond my only response is that responsibility is our attempt at solving the problem of governance. Conduct and knowledge, on the other hand, are topics that should come first.

There's one thing that I always heard and that is, "You are free, and that's why you are lost". And you know, it makes me feel better too. If you're like most people, the only reason that you're even reading this article is that you want to be better and you want to improve yourself.

So let's start from the beginning, you're free. You have everything that you need to do whatever you want to do. You don't have a boss or a bossy husband or wife breathing down your neck. All you have is your free will. That's the first step.

Next up, you have some problems. Like if you haven't been taking care of yourself lately, that's the problem. It's not your fault that you have the problems in the first place. But as soon as you've made the mistake of getting back at the things that caused those problems, you are definitely going to make them worse. No, I'm not saying that you're going to be an alcoholic, but you will probably end up getting depressed and miserable over it. So what you really need to do is get rid of the things that are bothering you and start doing what you want to do.

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Franz Kafka was a German-language novelist and short story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.
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What are some problems that you have? You've got bad breath, lack of energy, lack of patience, lack of motivation, and lack of confidence. So these are some of the most common problems that you have, and they're all very simple. In fact, all you need to do is change a few of your habits. These are some of the most simple things you can do, and they will make your life so much better.

For example, the first thing that you can do to fix the problem of bad breath is to drink plenty of water every day. If you're drinking a lot of alcohol, then you'll need to cut back drastically on that as well. Alcohol and water go hand in hand, but sometimes when you drink too much, it actually increases the amount of bacteria that you breathe in and that's a problem. You may also need to find a way to lose weight, either by cutting back on foods and drinks or by exercising a little more.

Once you fix those things, the next thing that needs to be done is to get your metabolism up, and your body started to burn calories. So for this, you need to eat plenty of protein and carbs, and burn more fat than you are burning.

Keep in mind, though, that you can't always just eat less of the food that you love and keep eating your favorite foods. You also have to exercise. As I mentioned before, exercise is a lot harder to give up, so you need to stay on top of that.

If you continue doing all of this, then the reason that you're lost will quickly fade away. You will realize that your life is good, and you'll be so much more fulfilled with it, and that you will become free. And that's why you are lost. In fact, you'll start to realize that you can't get lost.

Now, to help get you on the right track, you should read some more articles. There are many books out there, and they can help you understand all of these things, as well as many other things that you may not know about.

Take a break. Sometimes, after a while, you'll forget what your goals are, or the reasons why you want to reach them. And that's why you are lost.

So, get up and get moving. Get busy, and soon you will see yourself getting a new set of goals, and you'll be free.

What's Lost in Translation?

All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.
— Walter Benjamin (1892-1940)

The titled responsion is...

There is a subtle agreement here with Benjamin's insightful realization that interpretation creates all for​-​me​'​s of knowledge. If this is true, which I think it has its merits, I have to ask, what's lost in translation? Forever forgotten or pluralistically propagated with random attribution errors? Misinterpreted and misguided, this approach makes the assumption that a theory of sort, unanimous amongst our intellectual elite, may exist as false or partially false knowledge. Here interpretation may simply buttress our ignorance. Your response should be, "ya but eventually, the truth makes it's way out." We can both nod in agreement, in a silent singularity of thought, enlightened and humbled maybe even humiliated if our epiphany is viewed by others as woke. This brings me to my next point, and that is one where my tongue is in my cheek each and every time I direct the "compliment" of woke to a fellow interlocutor, provocateur or creature of our cancel culture. How should this be interpreted as knowledge? You be the judge, of yourself that is!

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Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin was a German Jewish philosopher, cultural critic and essayist. An eclectic thinker, combining elements of German idealism, Romanticism, Western Marxism, and Jewish..
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She Would Indeed

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.
— Bernard Williams (1929-2003)

The titled responsion is...

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Bernard Williams, FBA was an English moral philosopher. His publications include Problems of the Self, Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy, Shame and Necessity, and Truth and Truthfulness.
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I couple romance with lost time, the offspring for which is a femininity of sorts and a Proustian competition, beautiful to the species from which I play my part. She is the embodiment of goodness, the direction from which we are selected and balanced by natural selection, competition should be used to our advantage as defined by our better angels and compassionate selves, collectively so I surrender to your canopy of protection of your warm embrace.

The End All, Be All - Sans Humility, et al

Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.
— Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

The titled responsion is childish and insightful. Leave it to Leonard to make it so poetic and worthy of the contemplative life.

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Leonard Cohen singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality and personal relationships.
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