Drip, drip, drip, drip…

What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere.

- Ovid (43 BC — 18 AD)

Transcendental Emptiness is FOS — Another planksip Möbius

Persistence Personified

Drip, drip, drip, drip…

Inspired by Ovid (43 BC — 18 AD)’s quote, “What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere”. The titled responsion is torture to the cadence of chaos.

Transcendental Optimism

Inspired by Frederick the Great (1712–1786)’s quote, “Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.” The titled responsion is makes sense of chaos in a forme of potitivity that we can all orient towards. Upward just happens to be the most intuitive intuition of life itself.

Heliotropic worship is what I am referring to. Transcendence is a special forme of metaphysics made manifest through the minds of millions and propagated through liturgical exercises and cathartic callisthenics.


Inspired by Charles Dickens (1812–1870)’s quote, “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.”. The titled responsion is…

Emptiness meets the metaphysics of optimism, wish-well thinking, the wellspring of creativity that begets the ah-ha moment of an action potential actualized is far from applied. Philosophy can do better. So can you. Apply yourself!

Spoken Like a True Life Long Learner

Inspired by John Dewey (1859–1952)’s quote, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”. The titled responsion is…

Reinforcing the educational pedagogy and the auxiliary learning that takes shape in various formes around the world quite the accomplishment. Unique to our species, the viral nature of this particular kind of information flow spreads in a benevolent way, elevating humanity out of ignorance and tribal tendencies.

Education is a very important aspect of life. It is a way of making sure that one learns how to live in order to become an efficient human being. A good education can enable a person to be his/her best at whatever he/she does. A person who does not know how to handle his/her career or who has not taken the time to know more about the subject matters he/she is learning will find that his/her career will be very limited in scope and it will mean that he/she will never achieve anything noteworthy in life.

Education is therefore not only preparation for life but education is life itself. When you take up education in this context, you are embarking on a long journey which will take you through many different stages and this will give you a very broad perspective on life’s issues. Your mind and your intellect will be developed to a large extent while taking up education because you will not only have to face the challenges that life throws at you but you will also be able to face your problems with a clear mind.

Education is not just an education. A person does not have to finish his/her education in order to become successful. The person who is smart enough and is prepared to learn more about a particular subject matter can always continue to study in order to enhance his/her knowledge base in a particular subject area.

Education is an important step in a person’s life. Knowledge is power and when one has a good knowledge base, one can never go wrong and that is why education is so important. A person who does not have any knowledge base of any subject matters is bound to fail in life.

Education is like an ocean which is vast in size but its depths are still so shallow that one cannot see it from shore but can feel its presence at the same time. Education is an essential part of every human life. Education helps a person to overcome all the difficulties he/she faces in life as he/she goes along the way.

Education also helps in shaping the future of a person because it prepares him/her for the future. A person who learns more about something in life can use this knowledge for the betterment of the world in which he lives in or can use the knowledge to contribute positively to the betterment of the world in which he lives.

Education does not only prepare a person for the future but it helps him/her live the present. because a person who lives with the knowledge he/she has learned is ready to face the many possible situations in life. This knowledge also makes him/her capable of facing all problems that life may throw at him/her.

Education is a very important aspect of a person’s life because it helps in molding a person to a highly professional being. Once a person realizes this fact, the person will not only enjoy life but he/she will also be very contented because one cannot enjoy life if he/she is not happy and contented. Happiness is what everyone desires.

A person must also realize the importance of proper education in order to be able to live the life he/she dreams of living. Without education, a person cannot achieve anything. Education is very important in making a person achieve the things he/she wants to achieve in life.

A good education is also essential for building up your self-confidence. a person with confidence is always ready to face all challenges that life brings.

Education is not only a means to prepare a person for life but it is also a means to make a person successful. Education is not just about preparing one for life but it is also a way to build a person up. A person without knowledge but with knowledge always performs a task which would otherwise be performed by the uninformed.

Transcendental Emptiness is FOS — Another planksip Möbius

Passive Pacifism

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)’s quote, “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”. The titled responsion is…

Unrealistic expectations or metaphysical wish-wash? A passive approach to pacifism may be gentle, but it’s not the only way to shake things up. Discuss the Gandhian brand of passivity, if I recall this man held steadfast to his fasting for 21 days yet his wife is rarely mentioned. Expand on this and the implications that surface.

Identity Pessimistics

Inspired by Winston Churchill (1874–1965)’s quote, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”. The titled responsion is “Identity Pessimistics”. What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions?

Fempty Optimism Will Prevail

Inspired by Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)’s quote, “The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out”. The titled responsion is…

Ok, here it is, a gentle yet playful attempt as something that you shouldn’t take to seriously. Empty optimism is vacuous and contains nothing of value let alone substance, yet the fempty modification attempts a morphology of sorts giving a full-ness to the glass have full truism. Why not just say, glass have full rather than fempty? If you look at the transcendental state of the water, it lies just below the meniscus with the bottom half full of nothingness. There is no basis for the claim of transcendental femptiness and yet I can imagine it, articulate it and even replicate it in the form of an individual cultural unit. Did I just mention meme?

Reading the Meniscus (2020) is the title of and my pastiche towards the transcendentalists of our past. From Plato to Henry David Thoreau and the Romantics in between, I feel we are all Platonists to some degree. I count myself as, not so much a ​transcendentalist but a transcendental materialist of sorts. The, of sorts, is an important addition to the equation. As a watchword (pair), of sorts, indicates an aesthetic arrangement down to the cellular level, the appreciation for which only becomes relevant at our individual and collective say so.

So you are a Materialist?

Inspired by Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014)’s quote, “Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.”. The titled responsion is…

As a fictional phenomenon, Jesus was constructed as a carpenter and now the minds of millions, perhaps billions are trancendental materialists. Unless you are creating literature you are just trancendental, pretending or dreaming. Take your pick.

Chances are…

Inspired by Inspector Harry Callahan’s quote, “I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will”. The titled responsion is…

This flip side view of optimism objectifies my bias towards the ideal and adjusts my operating system within and towards this transcendental potential. Preparing for the changing landscape of worst-case scenarios is not only pragmatic; it’s also Stoic.

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