By William Markiewicz
Does the fish swimming in an aquarium have a goal or is it the result of reflex? A pen sketch of its movement would result in a chaotic image.
An organic goal like hunger, thirst, in a limited area will create limited movements proper to a cage, aquarium or a bored human… The needs which transcend the requirements of the stomach and other organs must be fulfilled through thought -- the mixture of intellect and feeling. For the human in stable, secure conditions, the organic goal is not sufficient and resulting boredom can be mortal.
Humans dying from hunger, humans dying from boredom, are in different phases of torture. The least difficult of tortures can become, with time, impossible to bear if without issue. Only a miracle can save -- karma or accident. My philosophy defines physical life as a container of pleasure or danger otherwise it's a burden.Back to the index of the Vagabond