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by Gary Childress
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Aesthetics
Topic: Your favorite works of art and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 7608

Your favorite works of art and why?

What are your favorite works of art and why are they your favorites? Some of mine: Van Gogh's "Starry Night" (Painting): There's a little town, peaceful and tranquil, made by human hands. Above the town are the gigantic swirling cosmic forces beyond our control or creation. It's like haiku, the very...
by Gary Childress
Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 33903

Re: The End is Nigh

Gary, I've deleted the posts and your comment upon the behaviour because it has no reference now. And I thank you for taking an interest in the development of your own thread. Thank you for cleaning things up a bit AMod. I'm not a radical advocate of forum moderation but I do think that there is su...
by Gary Childress
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 33903

Re: The End is Nigh

Obsessing about an inevitability against which we have no power is a fruitless and depressing activity. You need to get out more. I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis with cancer. It must be horrible to have such news dropped upon you. I truly hope you make it through OK and live a long and prosp...
by Gary Childress
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 33903

Re: The End is Nigh

Stop moaning then! Why are you living at all? As the song goes, I'm tired of living but scared of dying. Maybe it's a mid life crisis. I don't know. But I don't appreciate being told by certain people that I need to "grow up" or that I'm "pissed" when I'm not. I had hoped that philosophers would be...
by Gary Childress
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 33903

Re: The End is Nigh

Well, I'm 44 years old. My parents are in their late 70s. My parents and I have always been very close. I lost my grandmother almost 10 years back. Of course she was suffering from alzeimers for many years so it was a slow loss, not so abrupt as the death of a close relative could be. Now I'm suffe...
by Gary Childress
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 33903

Re: The End is Nigh

Cheer up me old mucker - things ain't so bad! :D Clearly there are things and people that matter a great deal to you - you said yourself that you are very close to your parents. You ask what difference it will make if you improve your life: well, I'm sure it would make your parents happy and it wou...
by Gary Childress
Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: Philosophical Counselling
Topic: The End is Nigh
Replies: 110
Views: 33903

The End is Nigh

Well, I'm 44 years old. My parents are in their late 70s. My parents and I have always been very close. I lost my grandmother almost 10 years back. Of course she was suffering from alzeimers for many years so it was a slow loss, not so abrupt as the death of a close relative could be. Now I'm suffer...