The Advocate and the Attendant

Attendant, you seek to exit this reality for one where nothing exists. In effect, you seek your own death, and now you’re angry with me for offering the very thing you cannot bring yourself to admit you want. If you want things to change, maybe first acknowledge this fact. Try being real with me now. More so, try being real with yourself. Why are you here?

Nietzsche on the “right” way

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”  Friedrich Nietzsche If more of us were to adopt this idea, think of how much more willing we would be to listen to one another, to actually entertain those ideas notContinue reading “Nietzsche on the “right” way”

The Advocate and the Authority

Author’s note: This is the second dialogue of the Advocate Dialogues. The first, The Advocate and the Attendant, need not be read in order to follow this one, however, there are a few minor references to that particular piece. Setting: The near future. A typical office, in a typical office building, in a typical downtown, of any typicalContinue reading “The Advocate and the Authority”

Gary Cox on the perfect child for an existentialist

“The perfect child for an existentialist would be potty trained, addicted to cigarettes and able to discuss the finer points of phenomenological ontology.” Gary Cox From The Existentialist’s Guide to Death, the Universe and Nothingness, by Gary Cox. Hence, I have no children! Mostly, because I myself have a hard time discussing the finer points, hell, even theContinue reading “Gary Cox on the perfect child for an existentialist”