keskiviikko 16. syyskuuta 2015

About my relationship to moral

As a kid when I tried to understand what work is and what it is needed for, I kind of thought that doing something useful that some others want to pay for and that a society is a kind of sum of the work done plus similarly free time activities' sum. So I kind of though that the idea in doing work is to make the world a better place to live in. On the other hand money is an important motivation for work, so this view does not taste like moral, more like selfishness.
But when I come across something that handles moral, I typically like it. I like that people have feelings, that they understand the world also emotionally which I take to be a part of a full understanding. I also like that there is some idea in doing things, that it makes sense for the world, for life. I also like that there are good possibilities in a society for good life: just make your choises, what kind of life you want, what kinds of things to do, to aasociate with and that's your work, those are your hobbies, your life in the society, just go and enjoy it!

tiistai 15. syyskuuta 2015

What I have read

As a kid I read adventure books which I liked very much, the ordinary children's (mostly boys' plus about animals) adventures and from knights to animals and indians. I also read detective novels which I did not like so much. I read also many cartoon books like Lucky Luke. Later my parents forced me to read science fiction novels but I did not like the people in them. Later I read some fantacy books and liked the practical life in them. I also read as a young adult New Age books which I liked very much (especially about Zen Buddhism, Chinese classic Tao-Te-Ching translated by Stephen Mitchel and Carlos Castaneda's books). Around then I read John Steinbeck's books (about farming and practical life) and poetry which I liked very much. (This was in the capital. Now I have moved to Savo.) Lately I haven't read so much, mainly the local newspaper Itä-Savo (from which I copy, i.e. learn some things about skills and local life, and women's magazine MeNaiset which I do not copy from).