Tag: wisdom

The Futility of Human Toil

Farmer on land

I made great works. I built houses and planted vineyards for myself. I made myself gardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees. I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees. I bought male and… Continue Reading “The Futility of Human Toil”

What is Wisdom and Who is Wise?

a black and white image of an old man

Age is often equated with wisdom. This belief is based on the idea that knowledge is something which is accumulated, but I dispute this. I don’t believe knowledge and experience are things that are stored up, as many people believe, in the cells of… Continue Reading “What is Wisdom and Who is Wise?”

5 Inspirational Quotes for 2020

An open book and a mug of black coffee

Everyone loves a good quote, and over on my Instagram page I share lots of quotes that have touched me or inspired me. There are quotes by everyone from Immanuel Kant to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I also share nature photos and philosophy… Continue Reading “5 Inspirational Quotes for 2020”

Everything is Meaningless

Some men labouring

“Meaningless! Meaningless!”     says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless!     Everything is meaningless.” 3 What do people gain from all their labors     at which they toil under the sun? 4 Generations come and generations go,     but the earth remains forever. 5 The sun rises and the sun sets,     and hurries… Continue Reading “Everything is Meaningless”

Words to Live By

A man with his hand on another man's shoulder. They are in conversation and smiling.

When I’m not immersed in blog-related activities I spend a fair bit of screen time on a mental health forum where people generously support and comfort one another during times of distress. The way I would describe it is that it’s like Facebook, but… Continue Reading “Words to Live By”