LTMD – My Philosophy

Update 11.4.2018

This subject continues to be on my mind.  This is important and something I want my descendants to understand so I thought it best to keep these thoughts in one post and perhaps one day bring them into one coherent essay.

The Universe

Everything as we know it began with the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago.  That’s it, that’s all we know and it doesn’t get more complicated than that.  Our reality, our consciousness, everything begins from that point, end of story (for now).

Religion

The Ancient World, Middle Ages, Christianity and Modern Times

LTMD: I address this to you as there really aren’t many people with whom I could speak freely regarding this subject. So, as I do with many ‘difficult’ topics I’d rather write it to you.

I’ve recently become fascinated with the ‘ancient world,’ which is defined as the time before the fall of the Roman Empire in AD 476.  I was never taught much about it throughout my education and so I was intrigued by the amount of attention ‘ancient knowledge’ is gaining today.

Hillary Clinton – Disappointment

I’m making this an LTMD as there is enough being written about Hillary’s shock loss and I’m not interested in adding to the conversation.  I just want to let my descendants in the far future know some of my current thoughts.  And my thoughts are this:

Most of us, including myself, only know politicians by the news and information we receive.  From this information we form an opinion based on our own mindset, beliefs and what we’ve been taught through the course of our lives.  So I don’t know Hillary, I only know ‘of her’ through the information I read.

LTMD – Presidential Debate

Last night was the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  I thought it would make a good LTMD as last night fundamentally changed politics in this country.

Donald Trump has single handedly blurred the line between a reality TV culture and mainstream politics.  Now, everything is entertainment and it has revealed that a good chunk of Americans are simply not very sophisticated.  They want a good show and they want simplicity, complicated international and domestic issues put in black in white, good and bad which is really the only way they can understand.  Facts no longer matter and anything longer than a three sentence explanation makes them lose interest.

LTMD – Money vs. Life

Money cannot and does not buy happiness.

This is something people in society today will post on their Facebook, print t-shirts of, proclaim from the mountain tops;  it is also something that the majority of them do not really believe.

At a recent event some ladies were speaking about how they admired another woman who had reached great heights in the company.  They mentioned that she had not one, but two nannies because she had to travel so much.  After that they spoke about how they wanted to be her.  Some of these women also had kids and made use of nannies.