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Writing Prompt #133 “Getting Cozy with Uncertainty”

As one matures situations that had, in youth, seemed so black and white become grey. The more we know the less certain we become. Throughout our lives we wrestle with issues of identity, morality, and priority. The spirited convictions of youth give way to an ambiguous quest for truth, for answers that are unknowable, and for questions that are essentially unanswerable.  We look to religion, to addiction, to society, to entertainment, to relationships to fill a void within ourselves. For this week’s challenge I want us to get philosophical up in here. What do you know for sure? What did you know in youth but lose sight of maturity? What is something really important that you have learned through experience? If money were no object what would you be doing? Pick a big question and go from there.

Here is Alan Watts talk to get you thinking (it is not necessary to view this but he does give excellent talks)

About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded.

11 comments on “Writing Prompt #133 “Getting Cozy with Uncertainty”

  1. a darkened house
    November 15, 2015

    Excellent prompt!
    “Am I feeling philosophic?,” she wonders. “Guess I’ll have to think about that.”

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  5. drkottaway
    November 15, 2015

    Mostly that joy and grief go hand in hand:

  6. writersdream9
    November 15, 2015

    Stretching my brain again! 🙂 Looking forward to tackling this one!

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    November 16, 2015
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  10. poesychick
    November 17, 2015

    Reblogged this on Poesy Chick.

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