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Bluster Decorates My Insight
For your generic, transitory enlightenment, I hereby muse .

Concerning the basic necessities of food, drink, shelter, etc.
Acquire them in a manner that is legal, preferably.  Whether that manner is morally corrupt is irrelevant.  

Once the basics are arranged, attempt to self-realize by succumbing  to peer pressures and otherwise keeping up with the Jones. When the fraudulence of self-justification through peers is revealed to you, attempt to blame society, those same peers, or anyone but yourself.  If you're lucky enough to blame yourself, please, please, please don't be too hard on yourself.  After all you're only human, despite your hard-earned all-to-certain omniscience.

Love is a many splendid thing, as has been attested to over the generations.  Unfortunately, the bill regulating the associated hazards still sits in committee on Capital Hill.  So do be careful if you find yourself in love.

Politically, associate with Republicans and the trickle-down theory of economics, if you're quite certain there is no way in heck that this theory can be corrupted by either individual greed, exclusivity parading as freedom of association, or a combination of both.  Associate with Democrats if you can't spell correctly and have mistaken idylls as ideals.. Nobody will harp on such a mistake, rather, any recognition of the irony in the mistake will be dismissed as a Republican plot.

Regarding your writing, which has been described as fugacious, nugacious, not at all sagacious, and somewhat loquacious, practice, practice, practice.  If that doesn't work then admit that your critics are, no less than yourself, all-to-certain in their all-knowingness.   Being self-satisfied with this shaky insight continue to practice, practice, practice.

Finally, when it comes time to blog a post such as this, write from the 2nd person singular point of view.  No one is going to realize your advice as
contained in this perspective is essentially an oddity culled of a survival instinct and adopted by yourself. They will appreciate your having informed them of life and themselves.  Then they will move along, slowly at first with occasional glances to see if you're following them before fleeing in terror from your personnage. 


I probably won't post anymore between now and into the early part of the new year.  If, as I believe, I just heard some of you cheering loudly then remember this,  I said 'PROBABLY not 'DEFINITELY.'

Hamlet, Wlliam Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's literary conception is a turning to individuals and a turning from hierarchies. He turns from the hierarchical literatures of early nation-states with their obeisance and tyranny, life and death issues.  He turns to a new landscape of divers interpersonal relationships with traits ranging from love and hate, to cunning and naivety and in the process flattens the hierarchical literatures with a quill pen.

The nation-states which do exist are no longer masses of armies or behemoth enterprises cloaked from an individual's meditation.  Institutions are recognized as being built with and by and for people.  The virtues and corruptions of people extend to their institutions.  As such, metaphors, too, can extend to institutions. I
don't think it's a coincidence that Prince Hamlet is so-named.  A hamlet, even during Shakespeares era, is a community as well. 
The writing may represent a search for morals in a world which is, increasingly, separated from theistic morality.  Admittedly, religion has had it's abominations, abominations which motivated corrections.   The modern path of these corrections has been for groups to look within themselves for answers, rather than looking to crowned heads of state or the divine. 

Shakespeare represents, for me, not the beginning of literature but,
for better or worse, the beginning of modern literature. 

Here are some quotes from Hamlet.1

But, look, the morn in russet mantle clad . . .
- The speaker is Horatio, Act 1, scene 1

A sunrise.

For they are actions that a man might play:
- The speaker is Hamlet, Act 1, scene 2

Deceitful actions.  Fakes, lies.

Give me the man That is not passion's slave . . .
- The speaker is Hamlet, Act 3, scene 2

Fairly obvious meaning.

O'er whom his very madness, like some ore Amoung a mineral of metals base, Shows itself pure; . . . - The speaker is the Queen, Act 4, scene 1

Hamlet has obligated himself to revenge the murder of his father, the King.  He considers it a virtuous, noble revenge.  The Queen, as well as others, label  Hamlet's  anguish as madness, but the Queen also realizes Hamlet, himself, sees his revengeful designs not as 'madness' but, rather
as being a noble or 'pure' intent.

1Hamlet, William Shakespeare,  Edmund Kerchever Chambers
Editor, D. C. Heath and Co. Publishers, 1895,  - ebook download from books.google.com.
Stress in the Classroom
"What we'll be doing today is replacing the shocks, both front and rear, doing a front wheel alignment, and filling our tires with air.  This is going to prevent, as much as possible, the detrimental effects of road shock.  The nuts and bolts will not loosen as quickly, thus saving us money and lengthening the life of our car."

"Please folks, .  .  . get out your pens and pencils and notebooks."

Boom . . .boom . . .boom, boom, . . .boom . . .boom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .  . . . . .  . . . . . . . . boom.

"OMG,  6 guys dropped dead from heart attacks.  That's not bad, I usually have 10 or 12 drop dead."
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