Keep On Blogging — 4 Years Out   Leave a comment

Kenne Profile Blog Image blogIn November of 2006, I posted the following noting the first anniversary of blogging:

. . . One year ago, 135 entries later and approximately 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

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

The 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 note that poetry and photography,
like life,
has its own justification.

Happy Anniversary, (now 4 years out)
and all that bullshit!



(This blog averages about 10,000 views annually.)

Posted November 15, 2009 by kenneturner in Commentary, Family, Friends, Life, Photography, Poetry

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