“Only round water rings dispelled and disappeared. Bubbles puffed like fire were quenched under the surface. And then it was quiet.” – J.M.K. Walkow, Blazing Night, Blue Earth Naturalistic fantasy (NF) ranks of wealth inequality in United State as of September 28, 2016: RANK DATE $0.35 2016-09-28 top 1% (Wealthiest) $0.27 2016-09-28 next 4% $0.11 […]
“Yep, it was,” Rob said, feeling his blazer in his right pocket, taking it out, and affectionately placing it by his chilly toe beside the wet rock. – Blazing Night, J. M. K. Walkow Naturalistic Fantasy (NF) self-esteem rank sample: RANK DATE $0.05 2016-09-10 appearance $0.04 2016-09-10 voice $0.03 2016-09-10 association $0.01 2016-09-10 persona $0.01 […]
“Pamela perceived that all clones were smarter than she was.” – Blazing Night, J. M. K. Walkow Creation steps: hike in Cypress Mountains + photos + share on social media and count photo views + paint and photo + share on social media and count the painting views Naturalistic Fantasy (NF) photo and painting […]
“Frank’s clone was the smartest and the most expensive one, and could alone invent a simple rule that painted a fence or cut grass while others needed regular upgrades just to do what they were told to. ” – Blazing Night, J. M. K. Walkow Naturalistic Fantasy (NF) job creation factors ranking: RANK DATE $0.07 […]
“Cool it,” cried Olga. “Working hard is what I do! Can’t be perfect. Going to school not cheap and what are you doing here, a beauty nobody want. My first year was ok, only five or ten times knocked down, then later more and more. He says I’m no lady and gotta work harder for his dollar.”
J.M.K. Walkow, Blue Earth
Understood in this case not as a capacity or aptitude for work, but rather as a whole set of instruments which man uses in his work, technology is undoubtedly man’s ally. It facilitates his work, perfects, accelerates and augments it. It leads to an increase in the quantity of things produced by work, and in many cases improves their quality. However, it is also a fact that, in some instances, technology can cease to be man’s ally and become almost his enemy, as when the mechanization of work “supplants”…
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“happiness turns out to be an activity of the soul in accordance with virtue”, Aristotle.
Heidegger believed the Western world to be on the brink of profound nihilism (the rejection of all religious and moral principles).
Here are a few Naturalistic Fantasy’s (NF) interpretations of what happiness is to Aristotle, Kant and Heidegger:
- continuous virtue + sufficient external goods
- universal duties + reference to others
- experience of past + present + future possibilities
What is happiness for you?
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