Monday, September 6, 2010

Philosophies and Uncontroversial Issues

Well, I'm feeling philosophical because my school reading list includes Lord of the Flies (which I just finished, and I loved) by William Golding, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and may (although I'm not absolutely certain) contain Night by Elie Wiesel.
So I figured that if one is to be great in the the world one must have a personal philosophy to live by and spread throughout to one's followers.
The only problem is that I can't think of one. I have it!
God is dead. God will remain dead--no, no, that's just nonsense. God being dead. Pah! Leave it to a guy with a huge mustache to come up with a silly idea like that.
Hmmmmm...It might have to do with eating. I might like that.
Although a philosophy about food...I don't know. It come across as too shallow.
Ooh! It could be about some controversy like...ummm...well, on second thought, that might get me in trouble with some people. Like marxists...and Barack Obama...
It could be about how I utterly loathe Justin Bieber! 'All men hate him because without any of the qualities of a normal man he attracts so many young women.' Except that I might get death threats from most of the female population of the U.S.
By Jehoshaphat I've got it! It'll be just what I said earlier: If one is to be great in the the world one must have a personal philosophy to live by and spread throughout to one's followers. That's a very good philosophy in and of itself; It accomplishes absolutely nothing at all except to confuse people.


  1. Ooooh, you have some of my absolute favorite books on your list: LOTF, Of Mice and Men, Night. Yeehaw! Ahem. Sorry for the outburst. I just really love those books. You'll have to blog about them.

    I am all for your Bieber quote, primarily because I can't stand him, but that's just me. :D

  2. @Zella--Yeah. I wasn't too sure I'd like about LOTF before I read it, but now that I'm done I love it. And I loved the Pearl by Steinbeck, so I'm guessing I'll like Of Mice and Men.
    Never heard anything about Night, but it looks depressing.

  3. Yeah, Night is quite depressing, but ultimately it's inspirational. I didn't agree with all of Wiesel's philosophies, but I do admire him. It is a very intense book and disturbing book, though.

  4. Oooh, I <3 Of Mice and Men!
    I haven't read the others, but I guess I should- pretty much everybody I talk to says that LOTF and Night are amazingsauce!

    And the Bieber quote is epicness =D

  5. @Kevin--You should definitely read LOTF! It's awesome.
    Oh, and I figured out the last book on my reading list is To Kill a Mockingbird. Never read it, but I loved the movie with Gregory Peck. So I s'pect the book will be good :D

  6. Spammy, you've never read To Kill A Mockingbird? You're in for a treat. That book is amazing! I am so envious of your reading list. I'm reading American naturalistic works from the 19th century . . . It's not bad, but I prefer French naturalism. More murder. :D


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