360 Yahoo Blog 1st Anniversary, November 28, 2006   5 comments

360 Yahoo will be closing down the 1st of July, so I have been posting some of those entries on this site. After one year into my first blog, I make this entry. 360.yahoo.com/kenneturner Anniversary, Entry for November 28, 2006
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360.yahoo.com/kenneturner
Anniversary


Prose and Photography, like Life, has its own Justification

One year ago, 135 entries later and aproximately 9,500 hits
(I read recently where there are now so many blog sites
that the average number of hits per day is one.), this blog
began with the purpose of sharing existence through the
experience of one with the desire to generate
other views on our place in
time and space.
In doing so, I have come to the realization that
this poetic gesture may be nothing more than
bullshit to someone else.

So, on the anniversary I’m taking this moment to
share a few words from the renowned moral philosopher,
Harry G. Frankfurt:

“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so
much bullshit. Everyone knows this.  Each of us contributes his
share.”

And I would add, some more than others.
But then, one person’s truth is someone else’s bullshit.

“As conscious beings, we exist only in response to other things,
and we cannot know
ourselves at all without knowing them.
Moreover, there is nothing in theory, and certainly
nothing in
experience, to support the extraordinary judgment that it is
the truth about himself
that is the easiest for a person to know.
Facts about ourselves are not peculiarly solid and
resistant to
skeptical dissolution.  Our natures are, indeed, elusively
insubstantial – notoriously
less stable and less inherent than
the nature of other things.  And insofar as this is the case,

sincerity itself is bullshit.”

This view may cause some confusion.


But, not in our upside-down world
in which the normal order of things
seem to be completely reversed.

This often exist because the
, “. . .more you try to stay

on top of water the more you sink;
but when you try to sink, you float.”

Effort is good, but effort exceeded
can have the reverse effect.
The key is knowing how
to assess the effort.


. . .remember to assess the effort,
but poetry and photography, like life,
has its own justification.

Happy Anniversary,
and all that bullshit!

kenne
(I  love to receive your comments and suggestions.)

Posted June 9, 2009 by kenneturner in 360 Revisited, Commentary, Information

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5 responses to “360 Yahoo Blog 1st Anniversary, November 28, 2006

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  1. read 1markt’s blog at wordpress.com

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  2. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    I started blogging November 28, 2006 and posted this on my new WordPress blog June 9, 2009. Still blogging after almost ten years — learning and sharing. — kenne

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  3. Always enjoy your pictures and poetry. They brighten my day quite often.

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  4. Keep at it! 🙂 (It doesn’t stink!)
    (Maybe many of us should be more into organic gardening, with all the BS we’re cranking out, than just blogging!)

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