Letters from the Lunar Outpost

Gaze not on beauty too much, lest it blast thee; nor too long, lest it blind thee; nor too near, lest it burn thee. If thou like it, it deceives thee; if thou love it, it disturbs thee; if thou hunt after it, it destroys thee. If virtue accompany it, it is the heart's paradise; if vice associate it, it is the soul's purgatory. It is the wise man's bonfire, and the fool's furnace.
- Quarles, English Poet (1592-1644)

For those of us who are daily users, I honestly believe that social media has changed the way our brains are wired. Just consider this, if you log in to Facebook on a daily basis, it changes the way you think. How so? If you’re a daily Facebook user, and you go out to a club or you climb a mountain or you see a beautiful sunset, part of your brain is enjoying it, but don’t deny it – there’s also another part of your brain that’s thinking, this is going to make an awesome post on Facebook!

Which leads me to my philosophical question . . .

If a man goes to a ballgame, and he doesn’t post it on Facebook, did the ballgame really happen?

Mike and Rich at the Dodger Game

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2 Responses to Philosophical Question

  • Looks like you could have moved to a shady spot. Lots of empty seats.

    • The two little flowers I went to the game with were wilting in the sun. They lasted exactly one inning before they headed up to the shade. It felt good out there in the sun, but by the fifth inning, I had to check them out and it was even better in the shade, at the top of the bleachers and the breeze was heavenly.

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