Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Those Chewing gum works, Free will and Football

Chewing (and bubble) gum are usually derisory terms - not so in my book the works of Chewing Gum artist Ben Wilson.
Gallery Ben- he's  a philanthropist of Gum 

Ben makes a virtue of the poor behaviour of some in disposing of their gum on the ground and creates little works of art from the detritus of their mouths.

It's not only the act of reforming waste but he even has a philosophy for it - aiming to create a social cohesion from the waste (albeit a sticky one) - when your traversing London's Millennium bridge cast an eye downwards and you'll see what he's done - Thanks Ben.
He does it for us

Who is free?

What Choice?

Just listened (probably again) to a very good  BBC radio programme In Our Time on 'Free Will' it's odd that at the end of it the conclusion (for me) is more or less the same as at the beginning.

But having said that I do now think about the topic again and reckon that the way we (I anyway)  handle our life/lives is by believing that we can (and do) have some free will (even if intrinsically we know there isn't/it doesn't much matter).

I have done a few Philosophy classes at a fairly rudimentary level and been introduced to thinkers the world acknowledges as worthy of consideration - what I got from this is that is that to reach some level of contentment  find something and do it  - you'll pretty much know when you've got it  - and the 'thing' can be God or just be the search for the thing  for example.


Soccer springs to mind as I reflect on life - it used to be in early years a real passion and for a while nothing seemed so important (it was superseded  by all sorts of things) - well when you're playing particularly at the start you're not concerned with time and it's the focus of your attention  -in fact the only way you can play it is if you're in the moment and other stuff is excluded - later you realise it's just a game but that doesn't necessarily detract from it.

Perhaps it's no surprise that Conan Doyle and Albert Camus were players of the beautiful game and both (I think) goalkeepers.
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