Guessing the Important Stuff

You know how they say, “follow your dreams”? I cannot entirely shake off the suspicion that “following a dream” is an idea too fuzzy to be taken seriously. Following a plan or a vision, okay – but following a dream seems dubious. Anyway, I would prefer a variation of the underlying sentiment: Do what you feel is right, right now. (If that sounds shallow or even dangerous to you, that is because your concept of right is wrong. How do you like the logical self-immunization I did there, haha? But seriously, we have to work on the whole metaethics-thing.)

Over the years I have written a couple of stories under the collective title/concept “The Master Smiled.” These stories are based on ideas from old teachings and a few recent variations of these. They are “mine” in the sense that I have written them. They are also “not mine,” as their kernel comes from men and women much wiser (and mostly deader) than me. I feel that I should rewrite some of these digital scribbles and put them online.

A couple of days ago I posted Rice Cake, today I am posting How the Master Guessed Who Was Right. This feels like the right thing to do, right now.