Thanks for joining me!
For some odd reason, I just like to take the train down to the big city of New York, and aimlessly walk around. I see a lot of interesting stuff, and I thought I’d share it here. Observing the city, I can feel its energy, diversity, and life. There is so much packed so closely together. It’s a phenomenon, really. So many different people, doing so many different things, but yet they are a part of one greater whole, one greater identity. It’s an amazing place, and I’m so lucky to be a part of it.
Why do people love living in the city? From the surface it looks crowded, the subways are a mess. There is almost no place to breathe. But everyone rushes there anyway: eager to be a part of something so big and amazing, to leave their stone in a large river. One stone does not alter the path of the water, but million of stones can change the course of history. The one, lonely stone at the bottom of the river won’t make a big difference, but it’s still there. Every person in that city matters. Together, we change the course of history.
I also like to hike. Nature is beautiful. Of course, it stands in high contrast to the sky scrapers that loom over the streets of New York, but just as well, it is an important part of humanity. So much in this world we create, but there is so much we cannot control. There is a plethora of beauty in this world, both man made and natural, how we interact with it is what makes us human.
I am on a philosophical journey to figure out what it really means to be human. Are we just a big group of cells, or is there something more? Are we just products of phenomenal chemical reactions, or is there something science cannot explain? Are the feelings we feel actually real? Who even are we? Do we have souls? These are the questions I will try to answer in my journey. I hope you find it interesting.
We suffer more often in imagination than in reality- Seneca