Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Little Things

I don't know why it has taken me this long in life to notice the little pleasures throughout the days. I clearly remember my insecurity and restlessness of my high school years. Every little assignment and duty seemed tedious to the point of endless business.

But now, times have changed for the better. I have developed a sense of self-sustainability that has finally matured into something apparent. I am not, however, making the claim that my self-sustainability has reached full development; I still have a lot to learn.

Living is getting better and better everyday. I have a lot to look forward to... especially if the sun arises and is unobstructed by the clouds that bring dreariness. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Life Without God and the Pursuit of Happiness

Over the past few months, my mind has radically changed. I used to be the type of person that would defend the doctrine of Christianity at all costs. I felt as if I had obtained the perfect life for myself, and Jesus was the skipper of the ship. I could not see myself apart from God or religion.

For the past year and a half, I attended Greenville College. Upon arrival, I attempted to get involved in any activity that had to do with Jesus. I remember attending Campus Crusade for Christ with the intent of "receiving spiritual food." I thought that spiritual growth was beneficial for my existence. But all that seemed to change when I opened my mind to the evidence.

With all of that said, I am finding it reassuring to discover the nature of my new classes at Webster. Today was my first day, and I could instantly feel the relief of being free from the bondage of religion. Both of my classes dealt with consciousness and a wide assortment of philosophical topics. I do not wish to speak too early, but I truly think I found my identity. I am a philosopher.