Mort Mather's Philosophy Pages
The Philosophical Writings of a lazy organic gardener

Mort Mather's
Philosophy
Essays:

God
Education
Finding Myself
Freedom
Happiness
Liberation
Love
Your Mind
Thinking

  Mort Mather thinking about the organic garden.Philosophy is the oldest science. It is the study of the truths or principles underlying all knowledge and being. Several thousand years ago people investigating the world around them found the subject to be quite complex. They asked the same questions children today ask. “Why is grass green?” “What is thunder?” “Why do dogs bark?” “What’s that smell?” As they learned more about specific areas these became sciences of their own, botany, astronomy, chemistry, physics, etc.

Philosophy remains as the study of, well, what’s left. The questions that have not been answered in any way that the majority of those studying them can agree upon.

Thinking Living Reading

Why bother trying to find the purpose, mission, aim of life? Why bother trying to figure out how we came about or what, if anything, there is beyond life?

Mort MatherFor me there are two reasons.

First, the pleasure of thinking.

Second, to try to figure out how best to live my life.

Why write these thoughts and put them somewhere that others might read them? I’m not sure.

I like these thoughts and it would feel good if others did too.

I suppose I feel that someone might find some truth for themselves that would make their life better. That would feel good.

But there is also a risk, albeit small, that someone would take these thoughts as gospel, a doctrine regarded as of prime importance. These thoughts may be that for me--by me, of me, for me. But for you, dear reader, they can be no more than ideas, notions that may stimulate thoughts in you. I hope they bring you pleasure.

Mort Mather, winter, 2001

 

supak.com

Hunter S. Thompson
Bush
Harper's Index
The End of the World
Mort Mather's Philosophy
Philosophy
Web Publishing
Friends
Organic Gardening
Maui
Store
About Us
the pOrtal
Newsletter
Google
Web supak.com