Archive for March 26th, 2019

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Philosophy Tuesday

March 26, 2019

There is a difference

Between being a possibility

And being a position

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A possibility is an intention

It grows towards the future

Seeks an outcome

Speaks to universal desires

Open to invention

It discovers, it learns, it develops

It may even change

The path we take to get there

Is rarely the one we thought we’d need

And doubly rarely the one we start down

Yet we arrive

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A position is fixed

It begins from a supposed truth

And it ends at an envisioned result

It is impervious

It does not dance as it moves along

Steamrolling all before it

Forcing its will upon the world, upon others

Outcomes along the way be dammed

Why should it listen?

It is right

So everyone, and everything else

Is clearly wrong

It is committed only to win

Even if the victory rings hollow

Pyrrhic on all sides

Nothing fulfilled

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When we aim to open new realms

For ourselves and for others

On our journeys towards more perfect

The worlds of possibility

Bear far more fruit

In leading towards our shared intentions

And towards fulfilling our shared desires and needs

Glorious outcomes

By the bucket

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(And if they’re not glorious

We get back to work

Realign ourselves

Restate our intentions

Begin down the path anew

Towards a new

more perfect

glorious outcome)