|"Live as thou should, and thee will be content"|
Aristotle had 2 ideas that I like.
1) Each living thing has a soul (or spirit) and a purpose. It reminds me of indigenous religions, where everything is sacred. And he postulated the existence of a Prime Mover, or Force, that gave each thing its purpose. This idea was later seized by Christians as a claim for the existence of God, but with Aristotle it was something more mysterious. Today we might say that our DNA gives us our purpose and drive, that we don't need any other reason to "move." But for some reason, when I stare at a jeweled hummingbird hover motionless above an orchid, I recognize a glimmer of Aristotle's vision. Then again, a fresh Double-Double from Inn n Out Burger can make me move too.
|My Prime Mover.... yummmmm|
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