The Journey Begins

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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

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9 thoughts on “The Journey Begins

  1. Thank you for your latest observation on your stroll through NYC. I enjoyed it. Deep thoughts, and you ask questions that man has asked for years and we’re still seeking the answers. A thought runs through my mind….one that I have heard countless times: we are not humans having a spiritual journey; we are spirits having a human experience.
    Maybe so. Maybe that explains a lot of what we feel, what we experience, and sometimes what we KNOW and can’t explain why.
    Thanks, Kate, I’m always up for some philosophical wanderings myself….

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    1. “We are spirits having a human experience.” Wow. Those are some deep words. Thank you for reading and sharing your own observations. I’m glad that someone finds my observations interesting. 😊

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  2. There are so many questions to be answered and so few have been. I like how you have jumped from city analysis to nature analysis! The two are unique and quite an experience. Which would you rather spend your God given time in; experience or knowledge?

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    1. I’ve always felt that analyzing city and nature offered a juxtaposition that actually provided valuable analysis about how humans interact with our world. To answer your question, I believe that experience and knowledge are inherently linked, but only through experience one can gain meaningful knowledge. So yes, I would rather spend my time chasing experiences, and learn that way.

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