Adonis Diaries

Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 195

Posted on: May 8, 2018

Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 195

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pa attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory.

J. Krishnamurti wrote: “If you depend on books (of the left and right ideologies, or on sacred books), then you depend on mere opinion, whether of Buddha, of Christ, of capitalism, communism or what you will. They are ideas, not truth.

Opinion about fact can be denied.  A fact can Never be denied. If we can discover what the truth of the matter is, we shall be able to act independently of opinion.”

“If we can discover what is the truth…” and in my opinion, we cannot discover truth of anything: We have an idea or a feeling of what opinion means, but can we ever know what truth is? The big liars are those who use the term Truth

Why are first-person shooter games (Like Doom) among the genre’s most addictive? According to Maria Konnikova at the New Yorker, they create “a virtual environment that maximizes a player’s potential to attain a state that the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls ‘flow’—a condition of absolute presence and happiness.”

Each Birkin bag is handmade, and other than the range of exotic skins it comes in, it fits specific parameters. It ranges from 25 to 55 centimeters, always sports the same off-rectangle shape, and features a lock with keys enclosed in a leather lanyard attached to the handle. Retail price range of a Birkin bag:  $10,000-$200,000

In July 2015, Jane Birkin asked for her name to be removed from Hermès Birkin Croco bag after she found out that live crocodiles were skinned or sawed open on farms to make the accessory.

Israel shut itself in the foot: France cancelled Israel film festival after Israel cultural minister wanted to sanction one of the films that hurt the credibility of the Israeli army

In many moments in life we ask “what is the meaning of life?” and “what is the purpose in life?” Two questions that are not similar except for those who confuse meaning with definite purpose attached to it; sort of feeling obliged to act on life and the universe simply because mankind species is very particular. 

We are a bunch of jumbled passions that we all share at different degrees of power and interest: they drive our life.  We ache by reflection to re-order our passions and sort out the strongest passions that mean most to us.

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