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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Malpass

Another Thing About The Main Thing

"The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."

Author and educator Stephen Covey

Earlier, I identified TRUTH as my main thing. Not just always tell the truth kind of truth, but BIG TRUTH regarding the nature of reality. This kind of truth would answer questions like:

  • "What is real?"

  • "Why are we here?"

  • "How did we get here?"

  • "If we're not here, where are we?"

  • "Does anyone else want the rest of those tater tots?"

You know, nerdy metaphysical stuff. I said I want to know the truth and to speak the truth to others.

So I think that makes me a classical philosopher. Like René Descartes, who famously proved his own existence when he realized he must exist if he was thinking about existence. So you know what René did then? He said, "Je pense, donc je suis." Because he was French.

I don't really speak French, but I still get it, probably because as a philosopher I'm used to thinking deep thoughts. Also, I looked it up on the internet. So I can tell you with quite a bit of self-importance it means, "Cogito ergo sum."

Still lost? You're adorable. It's Latin, which is a language serious philosophers, wanting to appear profoundly wise, look up on the internet and share with their exasperated readers. In English it means, "I think, therefore I am."

And that's the truth.

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