Archive for December, 2007

Philosophical Stupidity Plus the “I’m Fabulous” Award

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

It was Rene Descartes who said, “I think, therefore I am.” I’ve always run into a bit of brain bruising in pondering this philosophical slice of reasoning. It is said that the meaning of this statement is, “I think, therefore I exist.”

Since minimal, if any, thought takes place for stupers, (short, yet again, for woefully stupid persons) do stupers exist? Or are they merely figments of our boundless imaginations? Did I invent the stuper today who made the U-turn in a narrow, but very busy street, cutting off two cars and nearly knocking a fire hydrant over? This requires in depth analysis, I’m afraid.

René Descartes (1596–1650)


Meanwhile, I contend that something was lost in translation from Descartes’ original French, “Je pense, donc je suis,” to the Latin, “Cogito ergo sum,” and finally to the English. I strongly believe (and research surely would back me up) that what Descartes truly meant to say was, “I think, therefore I’m not.” Obviously, this refers to the fact that if one can think, one is not a stuper. Can’t you just see Rene strutting about, twisting the ends of his mustache, while uttering that profound and wondrous pronouncement?

On to awards: a big thank you to Starlily at The Active Life for awarding me the:

Starlily has a fabulous blog herself on maintaining wellness in life. She offers a variety of intelligent tips on health and fitness. I apologize yet again for my tardiness in picking up this prize, but I got sidetracked several times on the scenic route to Canada. Many thanks, Starlily!

I’d like to pass this award on to one of my favorite blogs whose site provides very amusing personal and candid tales from a talented writer: Julianne of Another Gray Hair.

Once more, for the road: I think, therefore I’m not. (Apologies to the descendants of Descartes for my philosophical liberties).