Day 34/336

As complicated as life gets sometimes, I often wonder what its like to be a creature that is driven by the pure need of survival. Sure, humans strive for survival as well, but we also strive for acceptance and material possessions, as well as a plethora of other things. Bugs and animals are driven by pure instinct and survival alone. They never ask why, they just do. Then I think back to one of my philosophy classes; a quote from John Stuart Mill. “It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.”

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6 thoughts on “Day 34/336

  1. I think your photo is perfect (but I thoght the crack was a trickle of oil!) and goes well with your quote. In France anyway, such a quote would be followed by “Discuss”. I won’t do that, but I don’t agree with John Stuart Mill. How nice it would be, sometimes, to think of nothing but survival, or rather not all the other stuff (in summertime at least…)

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