Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I feel like this blog is fast becoming a lite version of Musings on Mormonism. Lately it seems I've been coming up short on quirky things to blog about and am instead inundated with thoughts that strike me as minor epiphanies. Unfortunately, I'm pretty lazy if you didn't know. It takes work to translate epiphanies into pretty words. I wish there were an automatic transcriber hooked up on one end to my mind and on the other end to my keyboard, wouldn't that be nice? Think of all the great thoughts we think throughout the day that inevitably float away into the abyss, simply because we weren't able to get to a word document in time. I hope at the very least that my personal unrecorded epiphanies have been stored away somewhere in the recesses of my brain, to be accessed at a later time. Otherwise, that would just be a total waste. I hate waste. It's my mother's fault.

Anyhow, due to lack of time and mental drive, I'm not going to expound any of my existential thoughts today. But, I thought I'd compile a list of them so I don't forget, in case I ever decide to materialize them in the blogosphere.

To Blog

1. Mankind's vacillation between distress and boredom (Schopenhauer).
2. Why do we pray for happiness and health when these things are irrelevant to our eternal progression?
3. It's just pain.
4. Daily acts of living - they're all beside the point.
5. Gratitude - undervalued until now.
6. Life experience and effective learning.

I recognize that some of this stuff is old hat to my readers. But they're epiphanies to me, ok? Someday I'll blog about them and thereby consummate them in my mind.

In other news, is school really still happening? Really? Still? Also, love-of-my-life-Carol is coming tomorrow! Man I love that kid.

Peace out Napoleon.

P.S. Did you know there are no normal synonyms for 'epiphany'? Trust me, I tried, and I got weird words like 'angelophany' and 'afflatus'. Pretty sure if I used the word 'afflatus' in my blog people would stone me. All right, bye for reals now.


Bryce said...

Musings in Mishtown, I like it! I have to admit, I'm both proud of you and worried for you that you're starting to follow in my blog-steps, but hey, you can't keep a good mind down, right? I know what you mean about having more thoughts than motivation to express them in an organized manner - and perhaps that is the way it should be :-)

Bryce said...

Also, don't forget that joy is man's purpose for existence. Consider these words from Joseph Smith:

“Happiness is the object and design of our existence and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God.”

Happiness and health may seem fleeting, and thus merely temporal rather than eternal. BUT 1) temporal concerns do relate to spiritual concerns and 2) in a broad sense, happines does not have to be fleeting (unlike good health which basically gets worse over the long term - although it's still worth praying for, because the Lord wants to give us good gifts, and wants us to be able to do good in the world as well)

Mish said...

Good point, B-man. So - am I to understand that the purpose for our being healthy and happy is so we can do good in the world? Cause that makes sense. It's more of the being happy for the sake of being happy that doesn't make sense.