So I’ve been all like, “Yo. Um, I haven’t done this silly thing in like a month.  Should I shut it down and just give up? Or should I just write what I am actually thinking about even though no one will really care?”  

And then I answer, “Good question.”

I mean, I’m not good at anticdotal stories or funny things that happened to me at the bar or poems or political commentary.  I am obviously not going to write stories about my non-existant children or the non-existant problems I have with co-workers or the amazing lack of my social life.  

The problem is that I am kind of a nerd.  And so, being a special kind of nerd, namely the philosophy nerd, I just want to write about that.  Partly to get it out there, but mostly to get my thoughts straight.  

The question is:  Does anyone really want to read about my latest philosophical pursuits? As an example: right now I am reading Heidegger and his theory of being-in-the-world which has to do with the nature of the different kinds of ‘being,’ how they exist in relation to one another, how they exist in the external world and how all of this relates to temporality.  

Anyone interested?  I thought not.

Blech.  How lame am I?

Or, how dedicated?


~ by sisypheanfeat on 3 February, 2009.

3 Responses to “Thinking.”

  1. write for yourself. write about what YOU are interested in, and don’t worry about your readers. they may be friends, or if you choose to write about philosophy, you may garner some like-minded individuals who will be interested in your thoughts on Heidegger.

    and don’t be afraid to take breaks once in awhile. blogging should be enjoyable for you, not a chore. 🙂

  2. I would be interested. I will not always understand, and I’ll probably skim it sometimes, but you should always have an outlet for what you want to write. Go for it. Enjoy the hell out of it.

  3. Look at me, dude. I write about engineering stuff that not only does no one read, but no one understands. I haven’t written in my blog in a while either. I’ve been meaning to, but haven’t found the time. Whatever reason you have to manifest to make yourself do it, know that there are those of us who enjoy reading.

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