Life

Thoughts and insights about life. Philosophy. Sociology. How to live life and get the most out of it.

Given an if-then statement "if pp, then qq," we can create three related statements; the converse, inverse and contrapositive. If we know the validity of the statement, then we can know the validity of these related statements immediately.

A recent sign read at a rally:

we said -> black lives matter
never said -> only black lives matter
we know -> all lives matter
we just need your help with black lives matter for black lives are in danger

Agree or disagree this seems to sum up the dominate perspective thoughtful protesters are trying to communicate in very few words. Elegant.

It seems to me that God is not the kind of being that seeks for you to be lazy. We shouldn't just wait and "trust in God" to help, solve problems, or make good things happen.

That kind of laziness does not seem to be consistent with the teachings in the Bible or other sources. Ignoring your own ability to think, decide, and take action is the easy way out.

Often this is expressed as, "I don't need to do something because God will take care of me." Or, rather than learning, understanding, and making a decision, the sentiment that, "I just trust in God." Lazy thinking and lazy in the lack of action.

by Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet, 1914-1953

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Just a few Bible quotes and observations. All the quotes are from the King James version. Highlights are added and not from the source.