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Ziaire Beckham

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“Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.”

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”

-Marcus Garvey


These two quotes show a connecting lesson in confidence and conviction. Finding a proper source to funnel these feelings can be hard, whether you find yourself in gloomy situations, or if past experiences cause you to be skeptical. But one piece of advice that connects with both quotes is to let go of concerns and doubts when “calling for action,” no matter what they may be.


“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”

-Seneca the Younger


Have you ever been in a dilemma where you went as far as to bow down to any force that would inadvertently affect how you would go about solving a problem? This is where luck comes in. The first quote describes luck as patience for a well-deserved compensation for all the build-up and tension. As unexpected as your day begins and ends, it all depends on how you handle it.

While I’m not as knowledgeable about friendship as I would like to be, I can at least give my version of the basics. A friend can mean many things (a companion, an asset, a teammate etc.), but it largely depends on the person. Companionship is an opportunity, a special gift that allows you to handle certain things you would be able to alone. Whether it be animosity from others or one of your greatest victories, having a friend who will stick by you through thick and thin is valuable and comforting.


Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules.
Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.
Theology is a game whose object is to bring rules into the subjective.


Philosophy: a practice of thought that has no limitations in how it is practiced but is always practiced with the means of a conclusion.

Mathematics: a practice thought that has limitations (proofs and formulas for example) and (though arguably) has no personal feeling that can be put off from it.

Theology uses thought to question pre-existing concepts. This would be its best interest.


God is dead -Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche is dead -God


Explanation: Nietzsche, being a Nihilist (one who doesn’t accept and codes from morals or religion and labels life as meaningless) would not acknowledge any, much less a singular notion of a god. This is a irony joke as the inverse in phrasing directly contradicts his further statement’s meaning.


Did you hear about the guy who went to the solipsist convention?
Nobody showed up.


Explanation: Solipsism is directed at self existence, meaning the existence of others would be in a sense imaginary. •