The "Why" of Philosocom (PIN)
Updated: 3 days ago
Why would a person declare
To dedicate his entire life,
To a single website?
There is a problem, you see.
Problem not necessarily
Within the said person,
But with the world.
Books -- I have written them for years,
But it is far harder to find
Someone to read a philosophy book,
Than a philosophy article.
Look at the views
Of some of my articles here.
-- dozens, even hundreds!
And yet, I must confess,
People are no longer interested
In reading paper,
As they prefer, far more,
To read electronically.
Content has become not only electronic,
But also... shallow.
Shallow to the point of me wondering,
What is the point of this existence,
Beyond mere, repetitive consumption,
Should fun truly be the goal of the modern man,
In times where there is a potential to grow --
As a person, as an intellectual, even?
By forming Philosocom,
I had a primary intention in mind --
To help in the fight,
Against the shallow-nization of content!
Gossip, fashion, luxury and the like,
Where is the depth,
Where is the motivation to consume them?
And yet, they are consumed, and are consumed voluntarily.
My childhood was a happy one,
But it lacked a valuable element --
As I burned my free time playing the same games,
I ended up sleeping with sorrow,
Thinking, "is this why I resume to exist?"
"But fun is good", some of you may say,
But no, fun for the sake of itself,
Is a fun that is wasting other opportunities;
More exalted, more noble, possibilities,
That can give far more purposefulness,
Far more pride,
To the heart of those,
Who seek justification,
To their existence.
Where is the "soul" in meaningless fun?
Where is the "soul" in a world without philosophizing?
Without questioning life,
Not because you're suicidal,
But because you're NOT suicidal!
Because you want to live!
I hear the songs of today, the "important" pieces of news,
And I ask myself,
Why is this acceptable,
When deeper subjects can be discussed,
Can be brought to the table?
Not only in universities!
Not only in collages!
Not only in the hands of elitist academics!
But for the whole world,
To read, browse and enjoy,
Insights that could enrich them,
Make them think,
Make them question,
Make them realize,
Improve the quality,
Of their mental lives.
Philosocom, therefore, is here,
For me to serve you,
With what I can offer,
In the fight against the nihilism,
That could very well be the product,
Of the mindless hedonism of today;
That the world,
Is deeper than one might think,
And that depth,
Can be found in the art,
of philosophy and philosophizing.
If I was given a button,
That would give me joy,
Everytime I press it,
I would throw it to the trash can,
It brings me nothing of value,
Beyond mere sensation.
The sensation that is found in alcohol, cigarettes and the like.
Must one be the slave of positive sensation,
In order for one to be happy?
I was such a thing once,
An entertained, happy kid,
And as I said,
I went to bed a sad kid,
Pondering why I exist.
From all the things I've done in life,
Is the only thing,
I am proud of.
Thank you for your attendance.