Standing Philosophy on its (+ ~ = 0)


Even a kite is tethered,

Stringed and grounded.

All are safer on a floor.

And yet,

Death itself requires no attatchments.

There is irony in this.

Be safely alive but constrained

Like the kite,

Or dead but free.

Constraints are rules and limits.

All rules are of benefit,

They are of benefit to some extent.

Rules facilitate advantage.

Advantage is a benefit.

Advantage is always only temporary.

When benefit is lost

Death is advanced.

Death unconstrained,

Imposes its ultimate rule.


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