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  1. A Commodian Wit - The Insidious Apathy

    Yes, Apathy.

    A personal addendum to Flinn's less word soupy and more understandable read The power of fear..., this is my response in blog form to introduce the concept and its effects upon society in all things, and why people should care about it.

    Apathy is a much less renowned beast than Fear. It is harder to pin down and blame. Fear has a generally clear source, or perhaps a mystery of a source, and clear victims who may work through it or shrivel on sight. It can be ...
  2. The Dude's thoughts - The power of fear...

    "If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment."

    ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
    Once again I'm quoting Marcus Aurelius, who truly was an ante litteram Dudeist.

    However.. fear is a powerful tool, meant by the nature to prevent us doing stupid things and to encourage our self-preservation... but since it's powerful it's ...
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  3. The Dude's thoughts - The pursue of happiness...

    “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

    ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
    Generally speaking I'm a happy dude.. in the past I had long moments of depression, due to RL hitting me hard and a bit of being totally unprepared to deal with bad events (I had a terrible year for instance, during which I was totally scared by death, to the point that I could barely sleep), but today I'm definitely someone who can withstand much of usual life's crap ...

    Updated May 08, 2020 at 09:41 AM by Flinn

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  4. The fine art of Wild Camping - how to make yourself fully comfortable!


    A 180° panoramic pic of "my" mountains

    And here we are again, time to see how to really enjoy wild camping.

    In the previous chapter we have seen how to properly set up a camp, now we'll see how to make yourself comfortable and how to add various elements that will make your stay something to remember.

    Let's start from recalling what are the basics of every camp: fire, sleeping tent, kitchen/storage ...
  5. The Dude's thoughts - Memento Mori

    There's a saying in modern Taoism:

    "We live like if we never die, we die like if we never lived"

    Sadly, this is a big truth about humanity in general, and it's even more true in modern times, at the least in "developed" countries. Since we have lost the daily contact with death, we have started to believe that we are immortal, while death is the only certain thing in life.

    I really don't question the fact that someone cannot cope ...

    Updated March 09, 2020 at 10:02 AM by Flinn

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