For people who hear or read Greekspeek for the first time, it usually takes 3 to 6 months for them to realize that it has practical relevance in their lives, and 6 months to 3 years to actually understand the nature of what it’s about. This kind of talk is not what people are used to hearing on the news or reading on the Internet. It’s very different from your customary, “Here’s what happened this week!”, or, “This is all you need to know about such and such”.
– 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.
A lot of websites insist on telling people what to do, or how to better do the things they’re “supposed” to do. But do you really do those things? For the reasons that are supposed? Do you even want to do them? And what if your actual reasons are not the ones usually proclaimed? What if the “right” reasons to do things are in fact are wrong, and the usual wisdom is, in fact, unwise? Rather than preach dogma, Greekspeek.com prefers to ask these questions, and be critical of – even to poke fun at – the conventional wisdom and common sense of the day, having found them to be questionable and spurious, in appeal to a different kind of wisdom and uncommon sense.
The sentiments expressed on this site may not yet be fashionable enough for a society so steeped in its current ways, but since time makes more converts than reason, the hope is that Greekspeek will increasingly pique the interest of those who wish to learn more about the world and their place in it. But if such a shift in attitude is only a matter of the times changing, then it means that the truth was actually obvious all along, simply being hidden in plain sight. It was people’s mentalities that had to change in order to acknowledge it. Greekspeek.com can perhaps expedite that change in mindset.
It’s been said that the most sublime writing stems from people who write primarily for the sake of their subject, rather than their reputation or gain. Hence, Greekspeek.com is beholden less to the idea of amassing an audience than to expounding on its chosen subject matter, and as a result, will perhaps only be understood by those who have already pondered the ideas and claims which are expressed on here. Its purpose is not to say anything novel or new, but to say those things which are worth saying, have always been said and plainly need to be said again.
Greekspeek.com’s contents are the results of creating and compiling various bodies of thought and writing, both original and previously published, to make the ideas they address easily accessible to the public. The website was created and is managed by The Arkon, a Greekspeek enthusiast, who can be reached here.