This is Philosophy


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When you become real with yourself and those you meet, it will take a while to gain respect. But that respect will be real and not skin deep.

This is philosophy

Humans are able to believe. Philosophy is how we do it.

We have choice. We can choose. We can choose our philosophy.

You can believe in myths and legends or you can believe in what is there.

Believing in what is there is hard enough without myths and legends.

Why not give it a go?

Start with ‘what is’.

Decide what you want.

Check it exists or can be made.

Either way, decide you can get it.

Go and get it.


Ethics is a concept. Ethics are not real.

What is ethical in one country or one place or for one human being, is often unethical in another country, or another place, or for another human being.

Ethics is made by humans. Ethics lives in the land of myths and legends.

You are free to choose to do what you want.

The only constraints come from nature and other human beings.


There is only one right worth fighting for. Your right to your life.

If someone constrains that right in any way, they are breaking your right.

If someone breaks your right, and they believe in the right to their own life, they are also breaking their own right.

If you do not believe your life is worth fighting for. This right is not for you.


Politics is the study of force.

Politics is used to constrain people.

We need politics because our nature is to herd.

Humans who break our rights break our herd.

Politics protects us from such people.

Politics can also be forced on people. Be aware.


Aesthetics is the study of change.

Whatever we see, hear or feel is not fixed in stone.

We can choose to change any of these things.

Aesthetics asks the question: What is possible?


The study of existence.

What is, is. What can be done, can be done.

The only limit is time.

Time is a concept. Be wary of concepts.


The study of knowledge.

How do we know something is?

All things remain myth and legend until proved.

Everything that is subjective is opinion.

Opinion is not real.


This is philosophy.

No more is required.

What is, is. What can be done, can be done.

What are you going to do?

About the author 

Quentin Pain

Quentin Pain started his first business, a courier company aged 23. He sold it 4 years later and used the profits to start a recording studio. A couple of albums later, he started two software companies, the last one being Accountz, which he grew from zero to 36,000 customers and retired from in January 2013. He is a director of ProofMEDIA, a specialist digital consulting business. He's also a published author (including a Dummies title), and has won many awards including the IAB Small Business Mentor of the Year. Copywriting is his speciality and he runs 3 groups on Facebook under the Science of Copywriting brand, which combined has well over 100,000 members. Quentin is also Founder of the International Copywriters Association and SEO Lead for the UK's largest private hospital group.

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