"When I find the road narrow, and can see no other way of teaching a well established truth except by pleasing one intelligent man and displeasing ten thousand fools—I prefer to address myself to the man." ~ Maimonides
I've had the honor and priveledge of communicating with many of this blog's readers. You are truly some of the most impressive humans I've experienced in my life. From time to time, I also come across some readers (or I may imagine those who quietly come and go without my knowledge) and think to myself, good riddance.
In that spirit, here are some reasons why you should not subscribe (or if you are currently subscribed, should unsubscribe) to this blog:
- You are afraid of what you might find inside yourself once the layers of physical world distractions (e.g. media noise, conventional thought, social pressures, excuses for failure) are removed.
- You are looking for some kind of a shortcut (e.g. get-rich-quickly schemes, answers to your questions).
- You may judge me, your humble author, after reading one blog post or, even worse, you perceive value from this blog for an extended period of time then unsubscribe after one blog post does not please you.
- You think "self-improvement" means reading other people's words, becoming inspired for a while, then returning to your mindless existence.
- You don't want to challenge your biases or pre-conceived notions.
- You don't realize, if you are still reading, that all of the above reasons not to subscribe to this blog are actually and absolutely the reasons you need this blog or others like it!
"The worst readers are those who proceed like plundering soldiers: they pick up a few things they can use, soil and confuse the rest, and blaspheme the whole." ~ Friedrich Nietzshe
I could go on with a longer list but I think you get the idea: At the core, I am a philosopher, which explains why I don't have 100,000 readers, why I am not financially wealthy and why I may seem arrogant or non-feeling to people who don't know me. I suspect this may be why most philosophers in history never married (I'm fortunately an exception to this pattern). But I digress...
My writing will never speak to the wants and whims of your brain; this is a job for media sources having the ultimate purpose of making money by attraction and distraction. My writing, at least as it is intended, will speak to your mind, which will hopefully become the master of your brain and ultimately of your life.
If you are still reading, good for you and thanks for enduring my rare but sincere rant.