Thoughts of a Mad Man

"I have stood here before inside the pouring rain,
With the world turning circles running round my brain,
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign,
But its my destiny to be the king of pain"

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


What does it mean to have children? Do you own your children or do they own you? One keeps working most of the time to support his family turning down many life paths cause he don't wanna waste his money or to secure the family. He keeps banking the money and keep working and banking and banking.

When your child is young and he asks for something be it a toy or clothes or a bicycle you immediately go and buy it for him. You sort your life in favor of the child and feel great about your fatherhood.

Then when you son/daughter grow up to teenage and they wanna do something you don't accept u just shout/yell and refuse it and probably you'll say "your living under my roof and as long as you do, it gonna be my way and not yours" when your son makes a big mistake (from your point of view) you beat him shamelessly thinking that its your right to do so since he's your son!

What does the words "my son" mean? does it mean you own him and thus your free to do as you wish does that give you the right to choose his life? just coz we pay the expense of his food/clothes/education does this gives us the right to run/control their lives?

And if parents think so, why? cause they failed in their own lives (deep inside them) and they want to re-create their lives in their children?

How would you raise your children? i see this a silly question, why do you think yourself as god over your children? why don't you give them the right to choose what they want, what they wanna do with their own lives?

Yet its true a baby cant take care of himself and needs his parents in his early stages of his/her life and i think thats the only time you have controle you only got 16-18 years to play your game. And if you play wrongly, its is your child will suffer the rest of his/her life.


Man The Wise

We call ourselves Homo Sapiens -man the wise- because our mental capacities are so important to us. for thousands of years, we have tried to understand how we think; that is how a mere handful of stuff can preceive, understand, predict, and manipulate a world far larger and more complicated that itself.

"Aristotle (384-322 B.C) was first to fomulate a precise set of laws governing the rational part of the mind. He developed an informal system of syllogisms for proper reasoning, which in principle allowed one to generate conclusions mechanically, given initial premises. Much later Ramon Lull (d.1315) had the idea that useful reasoning could actually be carried out by a mechanical artifact Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) propesed that reasoning was like numerical computation, that we add and subtract in our silent thoughts.

Now that we have the idea of a set of rules that can describe the formal, rational part of the mind, the next step is to consider the mind as a physical system. Rene Descartes (1596-1650) gave the first clear discussion of the distinction between mind and matter and of the problems that arise. One problem with a purely physical conception of the mind is that it seems
to leave little room for free will: if the mind is governed entirely by physical laws, then it has no more free will that a rock deciding to fall toward the center of the earth. Although a strong advocate of the power of reasoning, Descartes was also a proponent of dualism. He held that there is a part of the human mind (or soul or spirit) that is outside the nature,
exempt from physical laws. Animals, on the other hand did not possess this dual quality; they could be treated as machines. An alternative to dualism is materialism, which holds that the brain's operation according to the laws of physics constitutes the mind. Free will is simply the way that the preception of available choices appears to the choice process."