Thursday, May 30, 2013

Reaction and Action

Law III: To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction: or the forces of two bodies on each other are always equal and are directed in opposite directions.

(Isaac Newton)


Our actions are our response to the outer actions. 

   We keep reacting to different situations that happen directly or indirectly with us. That's why our actions could be called "reactions" in the same way as an action of response. What we create, what we decide, what we do are actually in consistent reaction with our surroundings.

   That's why the there always were doubts in the actual meaning of "freedom". Thus, Jean Paul Sartre, rejecting determinism, stated that it's our own responsibility and freedom to our actions and no divine will can control it. Actually it's continuation of Nietzsche's "God is dead". Nietzsche's idea of it was that we no longer have god and we are in this empty world where nothing comes after it. It's not pessimistic approach, rather optimistic. Because if we have no afterworld, then we are even more free in our actions not thinking about the afterworld. We don't judge our actions as "bad" or "good" anymore for the better life in heaven. We judge them as the reactions and their consequence in results for other people and the nature. We are in a bigger responsibility now. We have more questions now. But that's better than having no doubts and getting nowhere in the hope of "somewhere".

   With all these doubts of life and freedom of existence how can we be sure that our actions are what we really want to do? I prefer to experiment. Experimenting with my actions for me are the best choice of dealing with life. Even not thinking too much and reading much on philosophy. My own experience is all I've got. As Aristotle said: “Choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” Unfortunately, we don't have that red pill we saw in "The Matrix". We don't have a choice of choosing the "real" life. What we have is real reality or just fake reality we have to deal with. We only have the choice of our our deeds and morals. Maybe our dreams are our reality too, which I don't oppose, but I live it in the different way than I live my life. It just seems that dreams have another kind of reality and living methods.

   Deal with your life and be present in the moment to not lose the discounts, giveaways and happy meals of your life.

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