Freedom to Think

You have arrived at the web site of David Jackman.......      

Author, commentator, poet, and fellow journeyer -

Dedicated to becoming one of the worlds great listeners

Our time seems to me precious so I recommend using momentous care

Insert title text here ...

797

Journeys of Jackman ..The wanderings, musings, learning and thoughts from one man     who woke up

1054086_1740_625x1000 turtle-hi

SCROLL DOWN

2585

All of my reactions are an entirely rational response to a completely crazy world

Hello, welcome to my crazy disorganized world, spend as long as  you like. Think of this I guess as a comfy armchair for your mind, squirm about, toss the cushions onto the floor, join an astonishing 120000 visitors, across now some five years, who came, and who stayed a while.

Pull up your feet and make yourself at home, 'Me Casa su Casa'.... Oh and if you leave with even an iota more than you arrived with, then  I think we are both growing from this moment of union..... Much more inside including information about four books in print, including the brand new 'Wise Hermione' the recently published 'parable of responsibility' commentators have observed as 'a tale for our times'

 

May the universe treat you well

 

Warmly David

5238833-3d-illustration-of-red-glossy-vintage-armchair-on-black-background How I learn about Safety and The Lizard Big Daisy Cushions Cream Green Red DSC00475.JPG (2).JPG (3)

For all his bluster it is the sad triumph of man that he cannot choose his destiny, only how he will face it

Total visitors to site to 13th January 2020 126001

Watch out for the Ricochet

I am learning about the benefits of predictive information, that gauge of what is likely from the significant people around us that gives the mental security we seem to crave.

 

I also  learn that people don't always do what we predict, and so like a gunslinger you cannot always be sure;  so I do advise

 

'WATCH OUT FOR THE RICOCHET'

LOOK OUT FOR TURTLE WISDOM SPREAD THROUGHOUT THIS SITE

And the architect spoke, and he said.

‘How can I be the victim of something that I so carefully designed?’

This year has begun for me with study of the work of past masters. Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Seneca and Cato the Younger kicked up a storm 2000 years ago with the stoic philosophical evolution.

 

To my mind twas not a revolution, but the idea that a person might comport themselves entirely based on what is and what is not within their control seems entirely alien in todays more frivolous blame filled world.

 

As emperor Aurelius had ultimate power over  the known world and yet spent his life eschewing the wanton.

 

Years later Albert Ellis in his CBT lectures suggested an individual review every action they take on the basis of whether it 'sabotages' or 'assists' your own condition, hopes and fears.

 

This week I begin a study course at Chichester University in Philosophy - Covering a far wider range than simply the stoics. Though I have read a little of Immanuelle Kant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Arthur Schopenhauer, and many Buddhist treatise I approach this as a man who has learned little that he has kept hold of well enough to evoke the discipline to progress to new life learning... Bring it on methinks