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  • Doug Belshaw 7:00 am on March 13, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    There is a doom inorexable and a law inviolable, or there is a providence that can be merciful, or else there is a chaos that is purposeless and ungoverned. If a resistless fate, why try to struggle against it? If a providence willing to show mercy, do your best to deserve its divine succour. If a chaos undirected, give thanks that amid such stormy seas you have within you a mind at the helm. If the waters overwhelm you, let then overwhelm flesh, breath, and all else, but they will never make shipwreck of the mind

    Marcus Aurelius

     
  • Doug Belshaw 2:30 pm on March 11, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    There is a doom inorexable and a law inviolable, or there is a providence that can be merciful, or else there is a chaos that is purposeless and ungoverned. If a resistless fate, why try to struggle against it? If a providence willing to show mercy, do your best to deserve its divine succour. If a chaos undirected, give thanks that amid such stormy seas you have within you a mind at the helm. If the waters overwhelm you, let them overwhelm flesh, breath, and all else, but they will never make a shipwreck of the mind.

    Marcus Aurelius

     
  • Doug Belshaw 10:07 pm on December 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chaos, , , Stephen Downes   

    The funny thing, for me, is that I’m actually comfortable with all this chaos. The whole internet thing doesn’t bother me. Why not?

    […]

    Maybe it’s because I grew up in a small town, maybe it’s because I was writing from an early age, maybe it’s because I never trusted media and politicians, having seen from the inside how they fabricate reality, maybe it’s because I read a lot of science fiction and to me all this is normal. But my advice is: don’t lose your head over all this, it’s not nearly as bad as you are being led to believe, and it serves only to obscure the real problems – the abuse of power, authority and wealth – that we have always had.

    Stephen Downes, OLDaily
     
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