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 uses discernment to see the truth.

The Greek

How many new ways will we find of dressing up our refusal to notice the obvious?

The Arkon

By the way, hasn’t the word “offensive” become really offensive lately?

Christopher Hitchens

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

"Organic food" doesn't speak well of society, because it means people have allowed their regular food to become so toxified that corporations have to 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

Men are most likely to believe what they least understand,

Michel De Montaigne

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

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 message? Nothing.

The Arkon and 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

People don't want to blame themselves for being complicit in the disaster of this world. So they just close their eyes to it and blame someone else.

The Arkon

Imagine if you saw in the mirror not your face, but your character? Many people would find that scary.

The Arkon

The only way "everyone knows" something is if someone has a vested interest in making sure that "everyone knows" it.

The Arkon

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

Go online and gather all the most vile and outlandish 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 the beginning there was nothing, which exploded. Yeah right.

Terry Pratchet

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

The Greek

Some problems are too difficult for specialists, and must be left to amateurs.

Anonymous

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

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

The Greek

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

Anonymous

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

The Arkon

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

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

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

If you understand that there’s a playbook for how the future unfolds, then you'll want to use it to keep up with the coming changes. So what's the playbook?

The Greek

What is the quality of your inner monologue?

The Arkon

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

The Arkon

There could be a million different ways to view something, but there's only one outcome. So why waste time talking about the possibilities, rather than the end result?

The Arkon

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

Immanuel Kant

"Truth" to the masses is like food for a pig - it's just another thing to eat. If you prepared a 5-star meal instead of his regular slop, the pig can't tell the difference. So why bother with the fancy meal when slop will do?

The Greek

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

Guy Debord

I would rather be a stupid person wanting answers to be wiser, than be a stupid person that blindly believes the lies they're told.

Shannon L. Alder

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

Søren Kierkegaard

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

The Greek

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

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

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

What good is it to expect a fish to climb a tree? In other words, some people are limited by their very nature to being incapable of certain things.

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

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

There are many "answers". None of them right, but some of them most definitely wrong.

Ruth Ozeki

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

Oscar Wilde

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

The Arkon

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, they’ll make your life hell. Interesting, isn’t it?

The Greek

How do we gain better discernment? By using it more often.

The Greek

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

The Greek

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

The Arkon

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

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

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

The Arkon

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

René Descartes

Intelligent people learn from every thing and everyone, whilst average people only learn from their own experiences. As for the stupid - they already have all the answers, apparently.

Socrates

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

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

The Greek

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

The Greek

In any field, you have masters like Nikola Tesla or Isaac Newton. Students tend to read a lot about those people, but seldom bother to examine what those masters studied. There’s a big difference there.

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

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

The Arkon

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

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

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

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

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

Rene Descartes

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

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

Mike Tyson

We construct the history of our wisdom by burying our foolishness in the endnotes.

Michael Chabon

People don’t even know what to inquire about.

The Greek

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

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

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

The Arkon

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

Oscar Wilde

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

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

The Greek

We're living in an Emperor-Has-No-Clothes world, where all the educated people are unable to see what's going on in front of their faces; 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

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

The Greek

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

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

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

The Greek

People love false hope.

The Greek

Some people can't taste their food very well because they're already attached to their current palate and can't move away from it. All food is either "good" or "bad" to them because they haven't developed any nuance in evaluating it.

The Greek

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

The Greek

The masses have to be won by propaganda.

Hanna Arendt

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

The Greek

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

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

In private you train your weaknesses. In public you race your strengths.

The Greek

Having the proper mindset is partly about qualitatively discerning between the seen and the unseen.

The Greek

Those whom society can neither govern nor kill, it taxes with madness.

Anonymous

The first thing to know about stupidity is that we don't know much about it. Why has there never been any serious academic investigation of this subject that affects all of mankind?

Stupidity: The Movie (2003)

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

The Arkon

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

The Greek

Think before you think.

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

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 they don’t understand any of it.

The Greek

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

The Greek

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

Most people have been rendered incapable of being objective. Why? Because if they could see things rationally, they’d figure out the truth and the jig would be up.

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

All you have is time, since you’re born naked and die naked. So if anyone says, “I don’t have time for that”, what they really mean is, “I don’t know how to manage my time for that”.

The Greek

It is pleasant to have command even over a flock of sheep, and that is why politicians raise their banners.

Sancho Panza

Subtleties are what dictate an outcome; it's the shape of the river, not the water, that dictates its flow. So a lot of subtleties have been put in place to make people accept what's happening in the world, from murders to pedophilia.

The Greek

The best camouflage of all is the truth, because nobody ever believes it.

Max Frisch

Things are easy once you know how to do them. It’s not magic. Building a watch is simple 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

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

The Arkon

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

Who rules your life? The ones who you can't criticize.

Anonymous

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

The Arkon

Communication without clarity is just static - the interruption of silence.

The Arkon

I'd rather trust the words of an intelligent, honest man than what "everyone knows".

The Arkon

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

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

Why is ignorance bliss? Because the potential for an ignorant person to be happy is greater than for a knowledgeable person. That's how bad the truth is.

The Arkon

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

Anonymous

The biggest industry in the world is insurance, which refers to underwriting liability. So if most of the world's business is taking place based on anticipating misfortune, what does that imply about society?

The Greek

Anyone who hasn't directed his life towards some definite goal cannot possibly arrange his actions properly. It's impossible to put the pieces together if you don't have an idea of the whole picture.

Michel De Montaigne

Mankind is made of two kinds of people: wise people who know they're fools, and fools who think they are wise.

Anonymous

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

The Arkon

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

The Greek

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

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

Oscar Wilde

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

The Arkon

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

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

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

Jaron Lanier

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

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

The Greek

For most people, there are either no answers to the questions of life, or only a set of perplexing, convoluted ones.

The Arkon

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

The Greek

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

The Greek

There is a conspiracy so great that no man can go against it

The Arkon

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

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

The Arkon

The educated person is one who knows how to find out what he doesn't know.

George Simmel

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

The Greek

When someone makes an empty statement like, “Make America Great Again”, and gets a country to elect him President without even specifying what “great” means, then you should be afraid for your welfare in a society like that.

The Greek

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

The Greek

Where have all the masters gone?

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

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world,

Jean-Luc Godard

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

The Greek

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

The Greek

Folly is truly its own burden.

Arthur Schopenhauer

It's a red flag that society is in trouble when people start asking 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

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. How do you expect to see anything?

The Greek

Science is just faith that the future will be like the past.

Firas Zahabi

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

The Greek

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

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

This is going to be remembered as the society that had access to everything, yet they threw it all away. And even if a few smart people choose to be act differently, would that change the overall evaluation of a wasteful society? Nope

The Greek

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

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

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

The Greek

Words that long ago lost their original meaning continue to dominate mankind through the centuries.

Emma Goldman

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

The Greek

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

The Greek

Ants know more about their society than humans do.

The Greek

People like to say that "life is a journey", but even if that's true, it doesn't mean that you're the driver. Sorry.

The Arkon

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

The Greek

Because people don't have an objective approach to reality, they have to be stimulated and guided through advertising, marketing and propaganda.

The Arkon

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 truth is a snare; you cannot have it without being caught. In other words, you cannot catch it. Rather, it catches you.

Søren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

The Arkon

Fundamentally, there are two 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
Greekspeek.com was founded on the suspicion that human society is worth examining and unpacking. The site seeks to rationalize the state of the world and make one more aware of things which are obvious, yet glossed over. See the podcast below and read more here.

 

The masses have to be won by propaganda.

Hanna Arendt

The biggest industry in the world is insurance, which refers to underwriting liability. So if most of the world's business is taking place based on anticipating misfortune, what does that imply about society?

The Greek

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

The Greek

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

The Greek

Anyone who hasn't directed his life towards some definite goal cannot possibly arrange his actions properly. It's impossible to put the pieces together if you don't have an idea of the whole picture.

Michel De Montaigne

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

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

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 they don’t understand any of it.

The Greek

The educated person is one who knows how to find out what he doesn't know.

George Simmel

There are many "answers". None of them right, but some of them most definitely wrong.

Ruth Ozeki

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

Mike Tyson

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

How do we gain better discernment? By using it more often.

The Greek

Why is ignorance bliss? Because the potential for an ignorant person to be happy is greater than for a knowledgeable person. That's how bad the truth is.

The Arkon

For most people, there are either no answers to the questions of life, or only a set of perplexing, convoluted ones.

The Arkon

We construct the history of our wisdom by burying our foolishness in the endnotes.

Michael Chabon

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

The Greek

Some problems are too difficult for specialists, and must be left to amateurs.

Anonymous

When someone makes an empty statement like, “Make America Great Again”, and gets a country to elect him President without even specifying what “great” means, then you should be afraid for your welfare in a society like that.

The Greek

Ants know more about their society than humans do.

The Greek

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

Oscar Wilde

It's a red flag that society is in trouble when people start asking 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

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

Go online and gather all the most vile and outlandish 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

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

The Arkon

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

Jaron Lanier

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

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

The Arkon

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

George Orwell

In private you train your weaknesses. In public you race your strengths.

The Greek

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

The Arkon

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

Anonymous

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

The Arkon

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

The Arkon

People like to say that "life is a journey", but even if that's true, it doesn't mean that you're the driver. Sorry.

The Arkon

The first thing to know about stupidity is that we don't know much about it. Why has there never been any serious academic investigation of this subject that affects all of mankind?

Stupidity: The Movie (2003)

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

The Arkon

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

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

Those whom society can neither govern nor kill, it taxes with madness.

Anonymous

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

The Greek

Some people can't taste their food very well because they're already attached to their current palate and can't move away from it. All food is either "good" or "bad" to them because they haven't developed any nuance in evaluating it.

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

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

Terry Pratchet

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

The Greek

What is the quality of your inner monologue?

The Arkon

Think before you think.

The Arkon

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

The Greek

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

The Arkon

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

The Greek

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

The Greek

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

Rene Descartes

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

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

Men are most likely to believe what they least understand,

Michel De Montaigne

Intelligent people learn from every thing and everyone, whilst average people only learn from their own experiences. As for the stupid - they already have all the answers, apparently.

Socrates

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

The Greek

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

The Arkon

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

The Greek

How many new ways will we find of dressing up our refusal to notice the obvious?

The Arkon

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

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

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

Søren Kierkegaard

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

The Arkon

If you understand that there’s a playbook for how the future unfolds, then you'll want to use it to keep up with the coming changes. So what's the playbook?

The Greek

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

The Greek

Having the proper mindset is partly about qualitatively discerning between the seen and the unseen.

The Greek

We're living in an Emperor-Has-No-Clothes world, where all the educated people are unable to see what's going on in front of their faces; 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

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

People love false hope.

The Greek

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

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

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

This is going to be remembered as the society that had access to everything, yet they threw it all away. And even if a few smart people choose to be act differently, would that change the overall evaluation of a wasteful society? Nope

The Greek

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Mankind is made of two kinds of people: wise people who know they're fools, and fools who think they are wise.

Anonymous

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

The Greek

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

The Arkon

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

Folly is truly its own burden.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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 uses discernment to see the truth.

The Greek

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

The Greek

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

The Greek

Most people have been rendered incapable of being objective. Why? Because if they could see things rationally, they’d figure out the truth and the jig would be up.

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

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

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

The truth is a snare; you cannot have it without being caught. In other words, you cannot catch it. Rather, it catches you.

Søren Kierkegaard

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

The Greek

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

The Greek

It is pleasant to have command even over a flock of sheep, and that is why politicians raise their banners.

Sancho Panza

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

Immanuel Kant

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 message? Nothing.

The Arkon and The Greek

Who rules your life? The ones who you can't criticize.

Anonymous

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

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

The Greek

In any field, you have masters like Nikola Tesla or Isaac Newton. Students tend to read a lot about those people, but seldom bother to examine what those masters studied. There’s a big difference there.

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

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

The Greek

Because people don't have an objective approach to reality, they have to be stimulated and guided through advertising, marketing and propaganda.

The Arkon

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

The Greek

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

The Greek

Imagine if you saw in the mirror not your face, but your character? Many people would find that scary.

The Arkon

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

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. It’s not magic. Building a watch is simple 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

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

The Greek

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

The Greek

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science is just faith that the future will be like the past.

Firas Zahabi

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

The Greek

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Subtleties are what dictate an outcome; it's the shape of the river, not the water, that dictates its flow. So a lot of subtleties have been put in place to make people accept what's happening in the world, from murders to pedophilia.

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

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

The Arkon

Where have all the masters gone?

The Arkon

The best camouflage of all is the truth, because nobody ever believes it.

Max Frisch

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

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

All you have is time, since you’re born naked and die naked. So if anyone says, “I don’t have time for that”, what they really mean is, “I don’t know how to manage my time for that”.

The Greek

I would rather be a stupid person wanting answers to be wiser, than be a stupid person that blindly believes the lies they're told.

Shannon L. Alder

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

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

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

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

René Descartes

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

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

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

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

The Arkon

What good is it to expect a fish to climb a tree? In other words, some people are limited by their very nature to being incapable of certain 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

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

The Arkon

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

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, they’ll make your life hell. Interesting, isn’t it?

The Greek

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 close-mindedness.

The Arkon

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

The Greek

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

Guy Debord

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

The Greek

Words that long ago lost their original meaning continue to dominate mankind through the centuries.

Emma Goldman

Communication without clarity is just static - the interruption of silence.

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. How do you expect to see anything?

The Greek

The only way "everyone knows" something is if someone has a vested interest in making sure that "everyone knows" it.

The Arkon

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

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

There is a conspiracy so great that no man can go against it

The Arkon

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

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

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

Anonymous

"Truth" to the masses is like food for a pig - it's just another thing to eat. If you prepared a 5-star meal instead of his regular slop, the pig can't tell the difference. So why bother with the fancy meal when slop will do?

The Greek

Fundamentally, there are two 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

I'd rather trust the words of an intelligent, honest man than what "everyone knows".

The Arkon

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

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

People don't want to blame themselves for being complicit in the disaster of this world. So they just close their eyes to it and blame someone else.

The Arkon

By the way, hasn’t the word “offensive” become really offensive lately?

Christopher Hitchens

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

The Greek

There could be a million different ways to view something, but there's only one outcome. So why waste time talking about the possibilities, rather than the end result?

The Arkon

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

The Greek

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

The Greek

Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world,

Jean-Luc Godard
Greekspeek.com was founded on the suspicion that human society is worth examining and unpacking. The site seeks to rationalize the state of the world and make one more aware of things which are obvious, yet glossed over. See the podcast below and read more here.

 

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