Thoughts from an oppressed duck

Salut. The posts on this tumblr contain open-ended thoughts meant to create and encourage theoretical discussion. Keep an open mind. I welcome your views...as long as they're well-thought out and stated in such a way as to be understood. Enjoy.


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On bread crumbs and the paths they mark.

      Hello all. I’ve had an introspective few days. My roommates have been gone most of the time, so a lot of thinking has been done. Though I did get left alone with some theatre kids the other day….shudder* Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot about self confidence: what affects it (like different moods…hence the title), how it’s affected, how deeply it affects other aspects of a person’s life. That last thing surprised me more than anything else. Everyone knows that how you feel about yourself affects how you act….but have you ever really thought about it? Taken the time to dig deep and think outside of yourself about yourself? It’s almost like combining introspective psychological techniques with anthropological data collection methods. But is it possible to do this effectively? If not, how are you supposed to find your true motivation, and thus your true path? How are we supposed to know that the decisions we make and the paths we take are rightly ours? Are the things we leave behind us and remember warnings to go back or reminders of what we had to inspire our future? I haven’t figured it out yet, unfortunately; not that it matters for me. I’m only a duck, after all; a pampered duck, but a duck nonetheless.

“Every search begins with beginners luck and ends with the victor’s being severely tested.” ~ The Alchemist, p. 139, Paulo Coehlo

Reblogged from bookmania
bookmania:

“Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, ‘What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?’ Instead, they demand: ‘How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?’ Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (photo via bohomarket)

bookmania:

“Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you, ‘What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?’ Instead, they demand: ‘How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?’ Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince (photo via bohomarket)

On the internet.

      So as I was wrapped up in my new nest (featured in my picture) sitting on one of the room’s beds, my roommates and our neighbors had a 20 minute post assault on Facebook. They were just arguing back and forth on their computers while they were sitting in the same room. Does anyone have any thoughts regarding the presence of technology in our society and how it seems to be affecting our overall communication with one another? Don’t limit yourselves to Facebook; feel free to talk about cell phones, movies, and the any kind of social devices you know of that I don’t. I’m a duck; we have no need for cell phones.

“A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living”

—Rudolf Steiner

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On my new roomates…and freedom.

Hello all! Today marks my first day of freedom from my oppressors. I can now post my own thoughts, without being unnecessarily filtered by one of my “owners.” As if I could be owned and somehow contained. I have just moved in with one of my “owners” and her roommate, who is the subject of an unjust tumblr based on how she views the world around her. I now have a means to let you all, the common masses, see how I view the world around me. Let the journey begin.

"I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind."

—Antione de Saint