I recently read this post on Reddit, and then specifically, a comment on the post that criticizes the frequent use in India of profanity that invokes violent sexual/gendered imagery.

I had a strong emotional reaction to this post, and I was drawn to a behavior I’d been observing in myself in the recent past: I’d started uttering words like behnchod very casually to express both defeat and triumph while playing Call of Duty: Warzone, which is in its nature violent and all about asserting dominance on other players by being the final player or team to survive as the area is filled with toxic gas. …

I love thinking. Hypothesizing, analyzing, defining, interpreting, questioning, criticizing, modeling. I love it. Talk to me about anything and I will engage you for as long as we hold up, finding out what it means to you and negotiating language for communicating about it.

Everything leads to philosophy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Getting_to_Philosophy

Learning how to philosophize, to me, was about learning how to think, learning how to learn. It has enabled me to better understand some very abstract concepts pertaining to language, computer science, physics and metaphysics, and so on. And the more I’ve dived into it, the stronger I’ve become, mentally.

So with such positive effects, what could the pitfalls possibly be? …

  1. Freedom is a state of being able to make choices.
  2. Making choices is the only way to establish and re-affirm freedom.
  3. Opportunity is necessary to make a choice.
  4. After a choice is made, the opportunity no longer exists.
  5. Making a choice is a transaction of opportunity.
  6. Opportunity is the currency of freedom.


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