If you're not efficient with your resources and what you've been given, you'll end up losing what you have.

The Greek

If half the world just helped one person, wouldn't that would take care of the other half?

The Greek

The higher the criminality or deviance being addressed, the harsher the language that has to deployed against it.

The Greek

Not only are humans blind to the obvious, they're also blind to their blindness.

Anonymous

If you want to create an uprising in the West, just cut off the entertainment and the junk food.

The Greek

Mankind has allowed themselves to be deceived about the most objective things.

The Greek

Men are most likely to believe what they least understand,

Michel De Montaigne

Nothing changes. The only question is what can you rediscover.

The Arkon

I don’t need first-hand experience to understand certain things. You see my fingers? I still have them because I know it’s dangerous to stick them in a blender. The fool needs first-hand experience, whilst the wise can use discernment to see the truth.

The Greek

This is a time of censorship, stupidity and evil. It's a society where the underworld is primary, and what they call the "real world" is secondary.

The Greek

In private you train your weaknesses, and in public you race your strengths.

The Greek

If the truth shall kill them, are we wrong to let them die?

The Arkon

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them. The purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.

Arthur Schopenhauer

In any field of study, you have masters like Nikola Tesla or Isaac Newton. Students tend to read a lot about those people, but very few venture beyond that to study what those masters studied. There’s a big difference there.

The Greek

Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth

Mike Tyson

If the human brain was simple enough for scientists to understand, they would still be so clueless that they wouldn't understand it.

The Greek

What kind of shock value can a person handle from new information? You have to gauge that before dropping bombs on them.

The Greek

The heart pumps blood? Really? So what pumps the heart? 

The Greek

It’s good to look into things and be inquisitive, but only with the proper mindset if you actually want to get anywhere.

The Greek

Where have all the masters gone?

The Arkon

You're not going to find any fossils of giraffes. Isn't that strange? Do you really think those animals are that old? Why aren't these things talked about?

The Greek

Where should you go to get the truth? Nowhere. It's been right in front of you the whole time. You just refused to acknowledge it.

The Greek

If you want to know what’s really going on in a society, follow the money. If the money is flowing to sectors like advertising and insurance, rather than artists, entrepreneurs or journalists, then a society is more concerned with manipulation and misfortune than art, ideas, truth or safety.

Jaron Lanier (altered)

The first thing to know about stupidity is that we don't know much about it. Where is the Stupidity Institute, or the Center For The Study of Wilful Ignorance? Why has there never been any serious academic investigation of this subject that affects all of mankind?

Stupidity: The Movie (2003)

Edison said he had to try 1000 times before he got the light-bulb right, but if he had just done some studying and simple math he wouldn’t have had to try so many times. Stupid.

The Greek

We're living in an Emperor-Has-No-Clothes world, where all the elites and educated people are unable to uncover what's obviously going on right in front of them; a child has to do it. Too bad we send all the children to school where they end up like the adults...but maybe if we ask a toddler?

The Arkon and The Greek

How do we gain better discernment? That's a good question, but the answer is even better: By using it more often.

The Greek

Academics are just undercover thought-police. Their job is to tell you what's okay to believe.

The Greek

Most people are so censored that everything they engage in has to be emotionally-based. It's all about how it makes them feel, not what's happening objectively.

The Greek

Maybe if you haven't pondered something enough, you won't be able to speak on it adequately.

The Greek

If someone received instruction on a subject, but walked away feeling confused, it’s the instructors fault.

The Greek

In order to talk about certain things, you have to abandon everything you think you know about the subject and start looking at it more practically. Can you do that?

The Greek

If you can invigorate an entire nation to band behind Trump on the basis of a catchphrase like “Make America Great Again”, imagine what would have happened if he’d said something else, like “Kill all the Europeans”?

The Greek

There’s a new story every week that dominates public attention, so you only get a narrow view of things. It’s like looking at the ground while walking, instead of looking up. How do you expect to see anything?

The Greek

"Organic food" doesn't speak well of society at large, because it means people have allowed their regular food to become so toxified that certain corporations have to come along and offer market-solutions through organic food.

The Greek

Fortunately, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of mass violence by the public.

Oscar Wilde

When someone makes an empty statement like, “Make America Great Again”, and can get half a country behind him to get elected, without even specifying what “great” means, or “great at what?”, then you should be afraid for your welfare in a society like that.

The Greek

This is the inevitable fate of the sentimentalist. All his opinions change into their opposites at the first brush of reality.

George Orwell

Some people love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing they know anything about.

Oscar Wilde

You should depart from fools because there's no rationale to deal with them. What could you possibly say to them without compromising the integrity of your communication? Nothing.

The Arkon and The Greek

Because people do not have an objective approach to reality, they have to be stimulated and guided through advertising, marketing and propaganda.

The Arkon

Sometimes the most important discipline is anti-discipline, cus what if the things you knew before were wrong and now you need to undo them? Can you do that?

The Greek

The contrast to what people think is going on and what’s really going on is so huge that you can’t talk about it publicly.

The Greek

The biggest industry in the world is insurance, which refers to underwriting liability. So what does it mean for society that most of the world's commodity exchange is taking place based on people anticipating that things will go wrong, and not right?

The Greek

The things people say are problematic are actually not. It’s the things they don’t even know exist that are the real problems; the things they can’t or won’t acknowledge.

The Greek

Think before you think.

The Arkon

If the news is fake, imagine how bad history must be.

The Arkon

Saying that you can tell the future by looking at what’s online is like saying you know all about cows by analyzing the grass they eat. Actually, the latter is more informative.

The Greek

Is that really something you want to lean on? Opinion and ideology? I'm not saying it should be ignored, but if you lean on it, it's going to break.

The Greek

Tell the truth and then catch fire. That is the philosopher's true task.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Pop culture and real history don’t mix. If you’re into one, you’ll be averse to the other.

The Greek

Human beings are contradictions. How can a contradiction understand itself?

The Arkon

After the age of 12, most people have become automatons. That's why we have an entire subculture called "kids culture" that's meant to prolong that infantile mindset for as long as possible.

The Greek

Society wants you to believe that it’s fine and you’re the one who’s messed up. It’s the other way around….unless you’ve chosen to go the way of society. Then yeah, you’re the one who’s messed up.

The Greek

The world is an omelet, and the lives of mass society are the eggs.

The Arkon

There’s plenty of places to get information, but what’s the state of your mindset?

The Greek

There are primarily two types of evil in the world: Physical Evil, like rape, murder, and theft, and Intellectual Evil, like deceit, dogmatism, and willful close-mindedness.

The Arkon

Ants know more about their society than humans do.

The Greek

The masses have to be won by propaganda.

Hanna Arendt

Why has the increase in technological advances had an inverse effect on the intelligence of humanity? Hmmm.

The Greek

There’s a very fine line between understanding something, and thinking you understand something.

The Greek

Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Anyone who claims to know the answers to the big issues in life is laughed at, whilst the man who claims that he doesn't know the answer is considered great.

The Greek

Folly is truly its own burden.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Some people can't taste their food very well, and they don't want to either. They're already attached to their established palate and can't move away from it. All food is either "good" or "bad" to them because they haven't developed a sense of nuance in their taste.

The Greek

He who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.

Immanuel Kant

Human beings don't know what they are. Isn't why we have to study ourselves and learn from our experiences?

The Arkon

In order to become wealthy, you have to manage the machinations of the world they way they demand.

The Greek

If you can't even define what "stupidity" is, how can you claim to know what "knowledge" or "wisdom" is?

The Arkon

People are not sufficiently pressured to discover the truth. It makes them uncomfortable because opinions, theories and ideologies are being traded as a very popular social currency right now.

The Arkon

If the world wasn't so full of dead people, maybe those of us that are trying to live wouldn't have to suffer so bad.

James Baldwin

If you don't know the future, you better get to know someone who does.

The Greek

With knowledge, you get the facts, and with wisdom you learn the purpose. Wisdom is when you know what something means, and the implications thereof.

The Greek

If you knew the truth, you wouldn’t be here.

The Greek

We haven't been given any options from the lies. The 5 major religions, New Age spiritualism or atheism are most people's only options.

The Arkon and The Greek

Is there something wrong with you as a person, or with the structure of society? Both.

The Arkon

The way we do things in society is garbage, so you won’t arrive at any understanding without a higher vantage point.

The Greek

Even if all possible "scientific" questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

It takes a certain kind of discipline to understand a reality that most people cannot perceive.

The Greek

When you tell people that things are bad in the world, they just think of what they already know and imagine it in a worse condition. That’s not it. Things are worse than what you could imagine because of things you know nothing about.

The Greek

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded. Yeah right.

Terry Pratchet

They say life is like a game of chess...but most people don't know how to play chess.

The Arkon

The truth is not a matter of "faith", yet most people treat their convictions, doctrines and holy texts as articles of faith. If you “believe” in it, then it’s real, and if you don’t believe, then it’s not. None of it has to be substantiated.

The Greek

The mindset that's required to look at the truth is very different from what you've been carrying around in your day-to-day life.

The Greek

Greekspeak is poison to most people because it doesn’t accommodate the prevailing mindset in society.

The Greek

Engineers can’t even define what "sound" is. They say it’s a “wave”. A “wave” is what something does, not what it is. If I’m waving at you, that’s an action I'm performing. Does that make me a "wave" now? A wave is a motion, not an object. You can't just say sound is a "wave". A wave of what?

The Greek

Having the proper mindset is partially about being able to qualitatively perceive and discern between the seen and the unseen.

The Greek

If you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.

Oscar Wilde

People don’t even know what to inquire about.

The Greek

What the world has collectively and unspokenly acquiesced to is that the only purpose of being here is to be here.

The Greek

Just because you can't do something right now, doesn't mean you can't think about it or contemplate about it for later.

The Greek

If you meet someone at the bus stop and bring the truth up, they’ll smile and walk away because it makes no sense to them. But if you bring the same truth up to your family who raised you and live with you, they’ll decide to make your life hell. Interesting, isn’t it?

The Greek

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world,

Jean-Luc Godard

If you can't make the truth practical in your life, then it's not going to be of much use to you, outside of running thought experiments in your mind for fun.

The Arkon and The Greek

Do you really want to sift through the faeces that is humanity, looking for a dime? If I knew I’d find a diamond, then maybe yeah, but for a dime…

The Greek

The ignorant vs the super-ignorant. Who will win?

The Arkon

We will gradually become indifferent to what goes on in the minds of other people when we acquire a knowledge of the superficial nature of their thoughts.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Fundamentally: there are 2 opposing forces in the universe: One is implosive, which is contractive, cooling and condensing. The other is explosive which is expansive, heating and decomposing.

The Greek

Things are easy once you know how to do them. Duh. It’s not magic. Building a watch is easy if you’re familiar with the process. But if you’re not, you might as well give the parts to a monkey and see what happens.

The Greek

All you have is time, because you’re born naked and die naked. So if anyone says, “I don’t have time for that”, you can translate that into “I really don’t know how to manage my time for that”.

The Greek

If life is a "journey" the way people like to say it is, then you're not the driver. Sorry.

The Arkon

Could "stupidity" be the result of learned corruption? A condition created by internalized errors, after which one's thinking and behavior become resistant to amendment?

The Arkon

People can’t see anything clearly for all the cultural and ideological perceptions that have invaded their minds. Can you transcend that?

The Greek

Repeating what the authorities say isn’t the same as speaking with authority. It’s just parroting.

The Greek

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Søren Kierkegaard

People still think the truth is a religious, academic or philosophical matter. They either “like it” or they “don’t like it”. Honestly, it’s just better that they don’t understand any of it.

The Greek

It's best that people don't know how the world works, because if people really knew, they'd be like, "Why am I wasting my time on this bullshit profession or pastime when I could be doing something that really matters??". Exactly. Just stay in your own delusion man.

The Greek

Some ideas are too big for people's little heads.

The Arkon

If you believe in the truth, it makes an island out of you, and no-one likes being alone on an island.

The Greek

The only serious enterprise is understanding the world around you, your place in it, and how to optimize your choices within that place.

The Arkon

The higher the quality of your food, the higher the quality of your life

The Greek

We eat well, drink well, live well, but when we got to sleep, we do not have good dreams. Why is that?

The Arkon

Any subject can be broached, but what is the quality of the conversation concerning it? That’s the real question.

The Greek

Because of your hard-coded sensibilities, tastes, likes and dislikes, there’s always going to be stuff you’re censored to, even if it was right in front of you. So you should learn how to examine that.

The Greek

Knowledge is power in the hands of the doer, not the knower, but you also have to know when to do what.

The Greek

Most people are not capable of being objective, nor will they ever be, just like a fish can’t climb a tree. Why is that? Because if objectivity was within their grasp, then they’d be able to figure out the truth, and the cosmic censorship would be over.

The Greek

If you understand that there’s a playbook for how the future unfolds, then that’s what you need to use to measure how things change. So what's the playbook?

The Greek

Is there a conspiracy? Yes. Is it obvious? Of course. Does it matter? No. Why? Because of cosmic censorship.

The Greek

If you don’t think pop culture is structured by PR companies, advertising agencies and marketing firms, then you need to start doing better research.

The Greek

It is best not to go on great quests for the truth; it will only make you miserable.

Rene Descartes

People love false hope.

The Greek

The truth is a snare; you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you

Søren Kierkegaard

Is it not high time we finally address the issue of human stupidity? From whence has this widespread trait come and what does it want with us? And why do we know so little about it?

The Arkon

If you tell a fish to climb a tree, it’ll go insane, right? It’d make more sense to tell a cat to do that. In other words, some people are limited by their very nature to being incapable of certain things.

The Greek

You cannot be objective without having command over your emotions. Can you maneuver on an icy road without the required driving skills and focus? Of course not.

The Greek

The success lies not in selling the washing machine, but the soap.

The Greek

Of course Hollywood can’t make good movies anymore. Just look at the 21st century. It’s because of the audience that they’re accommodating; that’s why the movies are crap.

The Greek

Certain things can't be learned by hearing them only once.

The Arkon

One of the red flags that a society is in trouble is when people start to demand answers to questions that have already been answered. Good vs evil? What is "love"? Those things were answered thousands of years ago. So why is there no clarity on them now? Uh oh...

The Greek

I know it's not popular, but what’s wrong with striving for some precision and accuracy in your perception and communication of things?

The Greek

Life is full of suffering, but we make it worse with our voluntary stupidity and willful blindness.

The Arkon

The alternative media are just pontificating about bears, but they’ve never seen any bears.

The Greek

Is it unreasonable that you’d have to dedicate a decade of work to understand only a smidgen of the truth? No, it’s not.

The Greek

Saying that the universe came from an explosion in space is like saying that Webster's dictionary came from an explosion in a printing factory.

The Greek

One of ways that things remain a secret in plain sight is that people are already so used to the lies in their own culture that it doesn't bother them when the overall deceptions reach a height.

The Greek

Truths are more likely to have been discovered by one man than by nation.

René Descartes

Greekspeek isn't about making stuff up or building an audience. If that was the case, I'd be saying, "Listen to me", instead of "Listen to the information".

The Greek

Go online and gather all the most vile, outlandish and incriminating conspiracy theories you can find. Reality is worse than that. It’s like the difference between the public Internet and the Dark Web.

The Greek

In a world that has been turned on its head, the truth actually becomes a moment of falsehood.

Guy Debord

The alternative media scene is like restaurant row. If all those fast-food joints are really in competition with each other, why are they located right next to each other on the same street? Because they’re indirectly working together. Duh.

The Greek

There are 3 perceptions to be mindful of: the way you see yourself, the way you think others see you, and the way they really see you.

The Greek

They promised you that your dreams could come true - but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.

Oscar Wilde

The reason we prefer to think so well of others is that we're afraid of what being critical of them implies about ourselves. The basis of much optimism is self-preservation.

The Arkon

People say they want to know the truth, but when you tell it to them and they don’t like it, they decide that it’s no good.

The Greek

This is going to be remembered as the society that had access to everything, yet they threw it all away. Even if you had a few people here and there that did choose to access what was important, would that change the overall evaluation of a wasteful society? Nope

The Greek

The Internet is full of dirty laundry, and the alternative media radio hosts who get on there to talk are like people who put on their cleanest dirty shirt to go to work.

The Greek

An understanding of the truth is not arrived at through casualness.

The Arkon

Anyone who has not directed his life towards some definite goal cannot possibly arrange his individual actions properly. It is impossible to put the pieces together if you do not have in your head the idea of the whole. No wind is right for a seaman who has no predetermined harbour.

Michel De Montaigne

 

Greekspeek.com is a repository for media and writing geared towards spreading a mindset that helps in contending with the pertinent questions of life. This line of thought seeks to rationalize the state of the world, sharpen one’s perception and to make one more acutely aware of things which are obvious, yet glossed over. Read more here.


Pop culture and real history don’t mix. If you’re into one, you’ll be averse to the other.

The Greek

The biggest industry in the world is insurance, which refers to underwriting liability. So what does it mean for society that most of the world's commodity exchange is taking place based on people anticipating that things will go wrong, and not right?

The Greek

Even if all possible "scientific" questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Anyone who claims to know the answers to the big issues in life is laughed at, whilst the man who claims that he doesn't know the answer is considered great.

The Greek

In order to talk about certain things, you have to abandon everything you think you know about the subject and start looking at it more practically. Can you do that?

The Greek

Folly is truly its own burden.

Arthur Schopenhauer

I know it's not popular, but what’s wrong with striving for some precision and accuracy in your perception and communication of things?

The Greek

There’s plenty of places to get information, but what’s the state of your mindset?

The Greek

There’s a very fine line between understanding something, and thinking you understand something.

The Greek

Knowledge is power in the hands of the doer, not the knower, but you also have to know when to do what.

The Greek

The higher the criminality or deviance being addressed, the harsher the language that has to deployed against it.

The Greek

Men are most likely to believe what they least understand,

Michel De Montaigne

We're living in an Emperor-Has-No-Clothes world, where all the elites and educated people are unable to uncover what's obviously going on right in front of them; a child has to do it. Too bad we send all the children to school where they end up like the adults...but maybe if we ask a toddler?

The Arkon and The Greek

Could "stupidity" be the result of learned corruption? A condition created by internalized errors, after which one's thinking and behavior become resistant to amendment?

The Arkon

Nothing changes. The only question is what can you rediscover.

The Arkon

When you tell people that things are bad in the world, they just think of what they already know and imagine it in a worse condition. That’s not it. Things are worse than what you could imagine because of things you know nothing about.

The Greek

Some ideas are too big for people's little heads.

The Arkon

Just because you can't do something right now, doesn't mean you can't think about it or contemplate about it for later.

The Greek

The higher the quality of your food, the higher the quality of your life

The Greek

Having the proper mindset is partially about being able to qualitatively perceive and discern between the seen and the unseen.

The Greek

If half the world just helped one person, wouldn't that would take care of the other half?

The Greek

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded. Yeah right.

Terry Pratchet

With knowledge, you get the facts, and with wisdom you learn the purpose. Wisdom is when you know what something means, and the implications thereof.

The Greek

The first thing to know about stupidity is that we don't know much about it. Where is the Stupidity Institute, or the Center For The Study of Wilful Ignorance? Why has there never been any serious academic investigation of this subject that affects all of mankind?

Stupidity: The Movie (2003)

If you don’t think pop culture is structured by PR companies, advertising agencies and marketing firms, then you need to start doing better research.

The Greek

The way we do things in society is garbage, so you won’t arrive at any understanding without a higher vantage point.

The Greek

He who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.

Immanuel Kant

If someone received instruction on a subject, but walked away feeling confused, it’s the instructors fault.

The Greek

Where have all the masters gone?

The Arkon

Fundamentally: there are 2 opposing forces in the universe: One is implosive, which is contractive, cooling and condensing. The other is explosive which is expansive, heating and decomposing.

The Greek

People love false hope.

The Greek

If you believe in the truth, it makes an island out of you, and no-one likes being alone on an island.

The Greek

The reason we prefer to think so well of others is that we're afraid of what being critical of them implies about ourselves. The basis of much optimism is self-preservation.

The Arkon

Edison said he had to try 1000 times before he got the light-bulb right, but if he had just done some studying and simple math he wouldn’t have had to try so many times. Stupid.

The Greek

Why has the increase in technological advances had an inverse effect on the intelligence of humanity? Hmmm.

The Greek

Greekspeek isn't about making stuff up or building an audience. If that was the case, I'd be saying, "Listen to me", instead of "Listen to the information".

The Greek

The heart pumps blood? Really? So what pumps the heart? 

The Greek

Maybe if you haven't pondered something enough, you won't be able to speak on it adequately.

The Greek

One of ways that things remain a secret in plain sight is that people are already so used to the lies in their own culture that it doesn't bother them when the overall deceptions reach a height.

The Greek

There are 3 perceptions to be mindful of: the way you see yourself, the way you think others see you, and the way they really see you.

The Greek

Is it not high time we finally address the issue of human stupidity? From whence has this widespread trait come and what does it want with us? And why do we know so little about it?

The Arkon

It’s good to look into things and be inquisitive, but only with the proper mindset if you actually want to get anywhere.

The Greek

If you meet someone at the bus stop and bring the truth up, they’ll smile and walk away because it makes no sense to them. But if you bring the same truth up to your family who raised you and live with you, they’ll decide to make your life hell. Interesting, isn’t it?

The Greek

If you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you.

Oscar Wilde

Truths are more likely to have been discovered by one man than by nation.

René Descartes

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Søren Kierkegaard

One of the red flags that a society is in trouble is when people start to demand answers to questions that have already been answered. Good vs evil? What is "love"? Those things were answered thousands of years ago. So why is there no clarity on them now? Uh oh...

The Greek

People still think the truth is a religious, academic or philosophical matter. They either “like it” or they “don’t like it”. Honestly, it’s just better that they don’t understand any of it.

The Greek

You're not going to find any fossils of giraffes. Isn't that strange? Do you really think those animals are that old? Why aren't these things talked about?

The Greek

Think before you think.

The Arkon

What the world has collectively and unspokenly acquiesced to is that the only purpose of being here is to be here.

The Greek

The mindset that's required to look at the truth is very different from what you've been carrying around in your day-to-day life.

The Greek

In private you train your weaknesses, and in public you race your strengths.

The Greek

If the human brain was simple enough for scientists to understand, they would still be so clueless that they wouldn't understand it.

The Greek

They promised you that your dreams could come true - but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.

Oscar Wilde

There are primarily two types of evil in the world: Physical Evil, like rape, murder, and theft, and Intellectual Evil, like deceit, dogmatism, and willful close-mindedness.

The Arkon

If you don't know the future, you better get to know someone who does.

The Greek

Engineers can’t even define what "sound" is. They say it’s a “wave”. A “wave” is what something does, not what it is. If I’m waving at you, that’s an action I'm performing. Does that make me a "wave" now? A wave is a motion, not an object. You can't just say sound is a "wave". A wave of what?

The Greek

People are not sufficiently pressured to discover the truth. It makes them uncomfortable because opinions, theories and ideologies are being traded as a very popular social currency right now.

The Arkon

We will gradually become indifferent to what goes on in the minds of other people when we acquire a knowledge of the superficial nature of their thoughts.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Society wants you to believe that it’s fine and you’re the one who’s messed up. It’s the other way around….unless you’ve chosen to go the way of society. Then yeah, you’re the one who’s messed up.

The Greek

Of course Hollywood can’t make good movies anymore. Just look at the 21st century. It’s because of the audience that they’re accommodating; that’s why the movies are crap.

The Greek

The world is an omelet, and the lives of mass society are the eggs.

The Arkon

The truth is not a matter of "faith", yet most people treat their convictions, doctrines and holy texts as articles of faith. If you “believe” in it, then it’s real, and if you don’t believe, then it’s not. None of it has to be substantiated.

The Greek

Is there something wrong with you as a person, or with the structure of society? Both.

The Arkon

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world,

Jean-Luc Godard

Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.

Arthur Schopenhauer

If life is a "journey" the way people like to say it is, then you're not the driver. Sorry.

The Arkon

The ignorant vs the super-ignorant. Who will win?

The Arkon

If you can't make the truth practical in your life, then it's not going to be of much use to you, outside of running thought experiments in your mind for fun.

The Arkon and The Greek

All you have is time, because you’re born naked and die naked. So if anyone says, “I don’t have time for that”, you can translate that into “I really don’t know how to manage my time for that”.

The Greek

The truth is a snare; you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you

Søren Kierkegaard

When someone makes an empty statement like, “Make America Great Again”, and can get half a country behind him to get elected, without even specifying what “great” means, or “great at what?”, then you should be afraid for your welfare in a society like that.

The Greek

What kind of shock value can a person handle from new information? You have to gauge that before dropping bombs on them.

The Greek

Saying that the universe came from an explosion in space is like saying that Webster's dictionary came from an explosion in a printing factory.

The Greek

This is a time of censorship, stupidity and evil. It's a society where the underworld is primary, and what they call the "real world" is secondary.

The Greek

Ants know more about their society than humans do.

The Greek

If you want to create an uprising in the West, just cut off the entertainment and the junk food.

The Greek

An understanding of the truth is not arrived at through casualness.

The Arkon

If you tell a fish to climb a tree, it’ll go insane, right? It’d make more sense to tell a cat to do that. In other words, some people are limited by their very nature to being incapable of certain things.

The Greek

Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth

Mike Tyson

The alternative media are just pontificating about bears, but they’ve never seen any bears.

The Greek

If the truth shall kill them, are we wrong to let them die?

The Arkon

Certain things can't be learned by hearing them only once.

The Arkon

Any subject can be broached, but what is the quality of the conversation concerning it? That’s the real question.

The Greek

In order to become wealthy, you have to manage the machinations of the world they way they demand.

The Greek

Human beings are contradictions. How can a contradiction understand itself?

The Arkon

This is going to be remembered as the society that had access to everything, yet they threw it all away. Even if you had a few people here and there that did choose to access what was important, would that change the overall evaluation of a wasteful society? Nope

The Greek

The success lies not in selling the washing machine, but the soap.

The Greek

You cannot be objective without having command over your emotions. Can you maneuver on an icy road without the required driving skills and focus? Of course not.

The Greek

Where should you go to get the truth? Nowhere. It's been right in front of you the whole time. You just refused to acknowledge it.

The Greek

Sometimes the most important discipline is anti-discipline, cus what if the things you knew before were wrong and now you need to undo them? Can you do that?

The Greek

Mankind has allowed themselves to be deceived about the most objective things.

The Greek

If the world wasn't so full of dead people, maybe those of us that are trying to live wouldn't have to suffer so bad.

James Baldwin

They say life is like a game of chess...but most people don't know how to play chess.

The Arkon

Is it unreasonable that you’d have to dedicate a decade of work to understand only a smidgen of the truth? No, it’s not.

The Greek

If you want to know what’s really going on in a society, follow the money. If the money is flowing to sectors like advertising and insurance, rather than artists, entrepreneurs or journalists, then a society is more concerned with manipulation and misfortune than art, ideas, truth or safety.

Jaron Lanier (altered)

Is there a conspiracy? Yes. Is it obvious? Of course. Does it matter? No. Why? Because of cosmic censorship.

The Greek

Saying that you can tell the future by looking at what’s online is like saying you know all about cows by analyzing the grass they eat. Actually, the latter is more informative.

The Greek

Repeating what the authorities say isn’t the same as speaking with authority. It’s just parroting.

The Greek

It is best not to go on great quests for the truth; it will only make you miserable.

Rene Descartes

The contrast to what people think is going on and what’s really going on is so huge that you can’t talk about it publicly.

The Greek

Life is full of suffering, but we make it worse with our voluntary stupidity and willful blindness.

The Arkon

Things are easy once you know how to do them. Duh. It’s not magic. Building a watch is easy if you’re familiar with the process. But if you’re not, you might as well give the parts to a monkey and see what happens.

The Greek

The Internet is full of dirty laundry, and the alternative media radio hosts who get on there to talk are like people who put on their cleanest dirty shirt to go to work.

The Greek

Is that really something you want to lean on? Opinion and ideology? I'm not saying it should be ignored, but if you lean on it, it's going to break.

The Greek

Because people do not have an objective approach to reality, they have to be stimulated and guided through advertising, marketing and propaganda.

The Arkon

We haven't been given any options from the lies. The 5 major religions, New Age spiritualism or atheism are most people's only options.

The Arkon and The Greek

Anyone who has not directed his life towards some definite goal cannot possibly arrange his individual actions properly. It is impossible to put the pieces together if you do not have in your head the idea of the whole. No wind is right for a seaman who has no predetermined harbour.

Michel De Montaigne

The only serious enterprise is understanding the world around you, your place in it, and how to optimize your choices within that place.

The Arkon

Most people are so censored that everything they engage in has to be emotionally-based. It's all about how it makes them feel, not what's happening objectively.

The Greek

Most people are not capable of being objective, nor will they ever be, just like a fish can’t climb a tree. Why is that? Because if objectivity was within their grasp, then they’d be able to figure out the truth, and the cosmic censorship would be over.

The Greek

I don’t need first-hand experience to understand certain things. You see my fingers? I still have them because I know it’s dangerous to stick them in a blender. The fool needs first-hand experience, whilst the wise can use discernment to see the truth.

The Greek

"Organic food" doesn't speak well of society at large, because it means people have allowed their regular food to become so toxified that certain corporations have to come along and offer market-solutions through organic food.

The Greek

If you can't even define what "stupidity" is, how can you claim to know what "knowledge" or "wisdom" is?

The Arkon

If you can invigorate an entire nation to band behind Trump on the basis of a catchphrase like “Make America Great Again”, imagine what would have happened if he’d said something else, like “Kill all the Europeans”?

The Greek

Human beings don't know what they are. Isn't why we have to study ourselves and learn from our experiences?

The Arkon

We eat well, drink well, live well, but when we got to sleep, we do not have good dreams. Why is that?

The Arkon

Because of your hard-coded sensibilities, tastes, likes and dislikes, there’s always going to be stuff you’re censored to, even if it was right in front of you. So you should learn how to examine that.

The Greek

The masses have to be won by propaganda.

Hanna Arendt

Do you really want to sift through the faeces that is humanity, looking for a dime? If I knew I’d find a diamond, then maybe yeah, but for a dime…

The Greek

If you understand that there’s a playbook for how the future unfolds, then that’s what you need to use to measure how things change. So what's the playbook?

The Greek

You should depart from fools because there's no rationale to deal with them. What could you possibly say to them without compromising the integrity of your communication? Nothing.

The Arkon and The Greek

People can’t see anything clearly for all the cultural and ideological perceptions that have invaded their minds. Can you transcend that?

The Greek

Some people love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing they know anything about.

Oscar Wilde

After the age of 12, most people have become automatons. That's why we have an entire subculture called "kids culture" that's meant to prolong that infantile mindset for as long as possible.

The Greek

Academics are just undercover thought-police. Their job is to tell you what's okay to believe.

The Greek

In any field of study, you have masters like Nikola Tesla or Isaac Newton. Students tend to read a lot about those people, but very few venture beyond that to study what those masters studied. There’s a big difference there.

The Greek

People don’t even know what to inquire about.

The Greek

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them. The purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.

Arthur Schopenhauer

The things people say are problematic are actually not. It’s the things they don’t even know exist that are the real problems; the things they can’t or won’t acknowledge.

The Greek

Greekspeak is poison to most people because it doesn’t accommodate the prevailing mindset in society.

The Greek

People say they want to know the truth, but when you tell it to them and they don’t like it, they decide that it’s no good.

The Greek

It takes a certain kind of discipline to understand a reality that most people cannot perceive.

The Greek

It's best that people don't know how the world works, because if people really knew, they'd be like, "Why am I wasting my time on this bullshit profession or pastime when I could be doing something that really matters??". Exactly. Just stay in your own delusion man.

The Greek

If you knew the truth, you wouldn’t be here.

The Greek

The alternative media scene is like restaurant row. If all those fast-food joints are really in competition with each other, why are they located right next to each other on the same street? Because they’re indirectly working together. Duh.

The Greek

Not only are humans blind to the obvious, they're also blind to their blindness.

Anonymous

If you're not efficient with your resources and what you've been given, you'll end up losing what you have.

The Greek

How do we gain better discernment? That's a good question, but the answer is even better: By using it more often.

The Greek

Fortunately, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of mass violence by the public.

Oscar Wilde

This is the inevitable fate of the sentimentalist. All his opinions change into their opposites at the first brush of reality.

George Orwell

If the news is fake, imagine how bad history must be.

The Arkon

There’s a new story every week that dominates public attention, so you only get a narrow view of things. It’s like looking at the ground while walking, instead of looking up. How do you expect to see anything?

The Greek

Tell the truth and then catch fire. That is the philosopher's true task.

Arthur Schopenhauer

In a world that has been turned on its head, the truth actually becomes a moment of falsehood.

Guy Debord

Go online and gather all the most vile, outlandish and incriminating conspiracy theories you can find. Reality is worse than that. It’s like the difference between the public Internet and the Dark Web.

The Greek

Some people can't taste their food very well, and they don't want to either. They're already attached to their established palate and can't move away from it. All food is either "good" or "bad" to them because they haven't developed a sense of nuance in their taste.

The Greek

 

Greekspeek.com is a repository for media and writing geared towards spreading a mindset that helps in contending with the pertinent questions of life. This line of thought seeks to rationalize the state of the world, sharpen one’s perception and to make one more acutely aware of things which are obvious, yet glossed over. Read more here.


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The Censorship Problem

The last thing that mankind will come to understand about their existence is the obvious, because the truth was openly accessible to them all along.

The Question of Perception

People only know how to see with their eyes, not with their minds. But almost nothing has obvious boundaries. What about all the stuff you can’t see with your eyes? Are you just going to ignore that?

Science Vs Scientism

The scientific “revolution” was meant to challenge vain traditions and empty faith, particularly a faith in religious superstition. But today, Enlightenment ideas like “reason” and “science” have flipped into their opposites. Science and technology have become so pervasive and distorted that they’ve turned into a new type of theology.

Mainstream Media

This is the media: indifferent to suffering; insensitive to joy. All of life is reduced to the same common rubble of banality. War, murder and death are all the same, like bottles of beer, with the daily business of life being reduced to nothing more than a melancholic comedy.

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