I wonder if the unconscious of the individual is best expressed via the apparent motivations online scams in our junk mail suggest to us. My regular email is horrifically boring. Occasional mailings from academic groups I don’t participate in asking for call for papers on subjects I rarely care for, very occasionally a legitimate inquiry or old friend. My spam mail however, it is sex, sex, sex- whatever kind of sex I want, offers from princes in Africa offering me great fortunes if I help them launder money, gambling which is apparently exciting (I don’t bother with that, isn’t for me at all), and a offer to join the Illuminati. I once offered to join the Illuminati on a philosophy website, resume and all, to upset a paranoid member of the site, debating what the Illuminati HR department would be like- and here they are running with that scam in Africa. I said it as a joke, and they are getting people gullible to join. Maybe deep down inside, this is all we are. Need for penis enlargement and Illuminati membership and women, very easy women and wealth. Chuang Tzu once had a dream he was a butterfly dreaming he was a human, and when he awoke, he was a human, remembering he dreamed himself as a butterfly and couldn’t determine which was real. A paradox of reality. Perhaps the resolution is far more insidious and embarrassing, our reality is fake, and the spam folder is all very real? Is that who we really are deep down inside, all the raw motivations laid naked and separate before they entwine to make a complex person? Am I really a better human than my junk mail suggests I am? #philosophy#self#unconscious#conscious#psychology#mind#chuangtzu#daoism#taoism#paradox
I call myself one and this is kind of a semi self portrait! (Cropped version)
Granted my hair is now blackish (need to refresh my colour) and i am nose ring less (I was considering it in my recent mid life crisis) .
Available as a print and original now. .
1 145 hours ago
WE GOIN’ DO IT BIG TIME! I can’t lie I’m in love with the stage 🖤. @EchostageDC S/O to my bro @88wess first time performing, we got something special in the works. #Paradox
6 665 hours ago
Having children is a heavenly paradox of sorts. It seems the only mortal relationship where we give endlessly to these little people who have no practical means to repay us, at least in the conventional sense … yet we get so much more in return. They consume our time, money, and patience. They make nights short and days long. They break things and leave messes. [ 258 more words on my blog]
Just a disclaimer LMAO my poems are not a call for help or a call for someone to give me advice. Poetry is weird but also really cool 😂 It shows insecurities, flaws, self love and hatred, growth, feeling small, beauty, intelligence, and everything that comes with being human. I post these things because it’s art. It’s beautiful, putting out your feelings, emotions, and ideas for the world to see. Poetry is not just the pretty side of things. If that were the case, it wouldn’t be authentic. Life is not always sunshine and rainbows. There are times where I feel like I’m on top of the world and times where I feel like I’m at my lowest point, and I’m sure everyone can relate. Basically what I’m trying to say is, you can’t have a rainbow without the rain first (corny I know 😂). Poetry is life, the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful, and if you came here for just the good and the beautiful, this is not the page for you. Thank u for coming to my ted talk 😂✌🏻 ——————-
3 147 hours ago
You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great. -Les Brown ⠀
💥These books are a MUST read!!💥💯 It's ironic that being a part of the "vain" beauty industry has lead me to be so intrigued by the human body and how it works. #paradox It's so important to feel your best. If you don't feel well, the information in these books will help point you to the root of your problem🍎 #medicalmedium#health#wellness