Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Episode Ten: Since excuses came about, stupidity was forgiven

We must be the architects of our life.
We started we a re-known poem by the late Mexican poet Amado Nervo titled "In Peace."  Said poem touches upon every point which was important to the topic.  First we discussed the obviously implied by the idea of the so called destiny excuse: determinism.  It should have been easy to dismiss but some people hang on to the idea of it due to fear.  If we accept determinism, then we give up our free will. We are not longer able to decide what we want to do when we want to do it.  If someone already predetermined our lives, then it isn't worth living because there isn't anything for us to do.  If someone already decided what our life will be like, then we don't need to live it because it won't make any difference: anyone else could do what we do since it doesn't require thought of any kind. Giving up free will seems impossible since as humans we thrive for it.
There is more to it, however.  If we accept determinism and make excuses for ourselves, then we also give up all responsibility for our actions. In the same way, we also lose all merit for our deeds.
Everything is related but correlation does not mean there is a cause and effect relation.
We cannot go through life thinking that we were born to be failures. Greatness is achieved through hard work, not by walking into a building of some big corporation claiming to be great due to predetermination.
So live. Be great, create your destiny. Or be a failure, just own up to it. Don't make excuses for your actions.

Oh the audience was engaged! Thanks for the comments and suggestions kids! Keep them coming!

Coming up next:
Episode Eleven:


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