Saturday, 19 October 2013

Easy as pie for whom?

"I wouldn't say the 'greatest of ease'..."
The thoughts I have posting today are not the thoughts I had when I drew this. I just drew. Now I'm thinking about the notion of "things coming easy" for people. What's that experience like for others? How easy is easy? Easy as pie: easy for me to eat. To make? If I were the maker, I envision epic struggles, disheveled  kitchens and gnashing of teeth.

Since Plato (likely before him) the notion of "techne" has applied to our roles in life. We find the thing(s) we are "good at" and perhaps like to do and we do them. Others remind us that there are things that need to be done. Can any of that be truly easy all the time? Maybe it only looks that way.

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