Every week I intend to dispatch my pent-up creativity by creating a new version of something I call a “quotius”. To learn about the genesis of it go here.
To do is to be – Socrates To be is to do – Plato
This could easily slip into being one of those deep discussions. I think there is a two-hundred dollar word that describes what these two quotes are all about. The word is “existentialism”.
Now, if this big-ass word has you wanting to close this page right now then I can’t say I blame you. But, before you do, I just want to let you know that you don’t need to head to the hills. I’m not going to go down the long-winded road of some brainy intellectual here.
It’s just not me.
See I never went to Harvard. Never got invited to Cambridge or Oxford. Don’t even know what the inside of Yale or Stanford looks like. My last job was at a water park mixing concrete.
Hardly a prelude to the sacred halls of higher learning.
Nope. If you want the heavy on these quotes best to head on over to the search function at Google Scholar cause you won’t find it here.
All I know about these two quotes is that the two Greek geeks who first penned them were both famous for being head-brain heavies. I can’t hold a candle to them nor do I intend to even try.
I’m just a guy that likes the shape of the Mobius strip. I like certain quotes too so I just combined them to form a kind of word-sculpture that I call a “quotius”.
Demonstrating the kind of elegance that a two-in-one system gives us is why I like to put together these videos. To me at least they are almost self-explanatory in their simplicity.
If there is one thing I could say that would approach heavy it would be this: These two quotes are both about being and doing. Together they seem to be suggesting a systematic relationship with those two things. Since I’m well aware of my beingness I’ll have to lean toward the active side – the doing.
I’m not dead yet and I know I have a lot yet to do.
So, what side of the fence do you stand on?
More power to you.
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