I am the jester with a peaked cap, a false nose and jingling bells all over, capering around in Social media, reveling in the freedom to express that blogging offers me. Dagny, on the other hand, is the philosopher talking to the depths of the human soul. It is a wonder that the two of us should find anything in common.
Please do not assume that Dagny sits around solemnly pontificating on the thusness of things putting her readers to sleep. Her posts as laced equally with humor as with wisdom. Her humor, though, partakes of the wit of the intelligent whereas mine are the japes of a clown. So, amazement is an understatement for the feeling that overtook me when she invited me to write a guest post for her.
Feeling much like Falstaff invited to a conclave of Socrates, Plato and the likes, I seek a starting point for the post from The Fool - who promptly asks me to write upon 'Existential Crisis'. Egads! Maybe I should not have told him that it was for Dagny.
Anyway - a promise is a promise and here is the post.
“Cogito ergo sum”, said Descartes, thereby ending the doubt for all thinking people about whether they really existed or not. To be sure, he is guilty of showing off by using Latin tags but the poor fellow may be forgiven this lapse since he was French and, therefore, probably did not know enough simple English to just say, “I think, therefore I exist”. What I find difficult to forgive, though, is the fact that he has left me in limbo. Along with all the other unthinking people, I am sunk in doubt about whether I really exist or not.
Read the rest here.