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Know the apple, eat it.

Blogs that deny comment, deny themselves wisdom.

The brave gain wisdom by eating apples, the cowards gain nothing but ignorance.

The brave gain wisdom by eating apples, the cowards remain ignorant.

I visited dozens of WordPress blogs under the philosophy category, some apparently are ignorant about what philosophy means – “love of wisdom”.  How does one gain wisdom? You know the apple by eating the apple, the wisdom comes from sensory experiential activity.

Some of the would-be philosophers chose to disable comments on their blogs.  How does an individual gain wisdom after expressing their ideas on a blog unless they are brave and allow the opportunity for feedback? How can I know that ideas I share with the world are worthwhile unless I test them against the perceptions of others?  If a reader comments on a blog post it offers to me  self-reflection upon the ideas I shared, it is like eating an apple, for I am experiencing a reaction which results in wisdom.

Is it better to allow a child to run about in nature, fall over, experience cuts, bruises and stings through their activities of play, or lock them in the house all day, restricted to safe boring activities? Will the safe child be a happy wise child?  Those bloggers terrified that their ideas might be commented on, or dare I say challenged, will gain no wisdom.  I never read those blogs.

Blogging is a conversation

I always reply to comments on my blog.

blogging_swanBlogging in my opinion is a conversation between the writer and the reader.  As part of the conversation readers will sometimes be motivated to comment to the blog post.  To keep this conversation going I consider that all comments should be replied to.

My policy is to avoid following those blogs that have commenting turned off, I feel they are failing to participate in the spirit of blogging.  I get demotivated about commenting on those blogs that fail to reply to my comments, let alone follow them; usually only the quality of their content keeps my interest in them.

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Sustainability Action 7 : invested in solar power charger.

I visited a store called Maplins in Colchester today that sold solar-powered chargers.  At a reasonable price I purchased a solar-powered charger for my mobile phone (cell phone).  Solar energy is free, so the more I use solar energy the less energy I take out of the environment.  The solar-powered charger can power other devices and has a built in torch.

Since I run a business, I decided to offset this solar investment as an expense against my future tax liability.